In the play Seeking a young musician’s quest for independence leads him to discover how instrumental his family’s past is to him in finding his future.
On July 23rd and 24th, “Seeking” will host a presentation of a staged reading of the new play by Darius Daughtry, founder of the Art Prevails Project, and will have a chat back after each reading with an opportunity for the audience to give feedback.
“I began writing Seeking as an exploration of my personal journey and relationships that have helped form who I am. This play takes a deep a deep dive into how influence and inspiration guide us. Music moves my life and is central to the movement of this story. From spirituals to soul music to hip hop, Seeking drips with the rhythms that move our lives,” said Daughtry.”
The production is part of the Broward Center’s Art For Action: Black Voices initiative, which aims to use the arts as a tool or catalyst to heighten awareness, deepen knowledge, and mobilize action on social justice issues. Black Voices initiatives are generously supported by JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Darius V. Daughtry is a poet, social critic, and educator working to bring art to all communities. An accomplished poet, playwright, director, and educator with over a decade worth of experience in South Florida and beyond, Darius has committed himself to using the arts as a vehicle for change. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education, and community engagement. Darius has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall-of-Famer Jason Taylor and poet and actor, Omari Hardwick.
Darius has been commissioned to write, perform, and conduct workshops for various organizations: The Poetry Foundation, The U.S. Naval Academy, O, Miami, City of Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade Schools, Broward Schools, and more.
He has written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations — Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe, Old Dillard Museum, The World Aids Museum, and more.
And the Walls Came Tumbling; Darius’ debut poetry collection published by Omiokun Books, is available for purchase. You can catch his TEDx talk all over the internet.
What: Staged Reading of Seeking a new Play by Darius V. Daughtry
Where: Broward Center
When: July 23, 24th, 2022
More Information: visit www.artprevailsproject.com
To view the entire cast of the Seeding play click here.
This is a Hy-Lo News Staff Report.