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Brother Keith Wallace

In cities of population two, I even have a brother there.

 

Brother Keith A. Wallace (7-ODL-SP10) is an actor, playwright, director, and self-proclaimed ''actorvist,” who has appeared in Junk, Blueprints to Freedom, Movers + Shakers, Death of a Driver, Venus, In the Crowding Darkness, and more. Most recently, he performed a solo piece called The Bitter Game in New York City’s Anspacher Theater. Charged with pain, poetry, and laughter, The Bitter Game blended verse, prose and "shit-talkin’" into a stirring commentary that begged the question: what does it mean to survive while Black in America? Brother Wallace’s critically acclaimed piece explored the question of police agency and excessive force, the ripple effects of trauma in communities of color, and the value of Black lives in this country.  The New York Times characterized Brother Wallace’s response as “[a] response to the shootings of African-Americans by police officers that inspired the Black Lives Matter movement, [that]  deals with a syndrome that has been copiously reported, analyzed and deplored.” ODL rises to the occasion, "everywhere we go..."