The State of Things
11:22 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue, a play by Kuamel Stewart

Stewart talks with host Frank Stasio about his creative approach to playwriting, which fuses musical technique with social critique.

A new play that explores male identity draws inspiration from jazz music. Playwright Kuamel Stewart’s “Kind of Blue” asks theater goers to consider different perceptions of masculinity with a narrative set in 1940s New York City. Stewart, a senior communications major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the first African-American undergraduate to have a full-length production performed on a UNC mainstage. “Kind of Blue” debuts this week at the Historic PlayMakers Theatre.

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