Written & performed by Kareem M. Lucas, directed & edited by Alexander J. Koo, original music composed by Avi A. Amon
Some breakdowns lead to breakthroughs. Some breakdowns you never recover from. It’s hard to tell which it is when you’re going through it. While spiraling in isolation, reeling from loss connection, and navigating depression. You cant control your thoughts or feelings. Your mind feels like the enemy as you try to survive each day and find meaning in creating what often feels like trivial art. This video features a poem written and performed by Kareem M. Lucas that rawly explores one of those moments.
Kareem M. Lucas (Writer & Performer) is a Brooklyn born and Harlem based Actor/Writer/Producer/Director whose work has been performed at The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, American Repertory Theater, The Greene Space, Aaron Davis Hall at City College, The Town Hall, The Fire This Time Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, HERE Arts Center, Hi-ARTS, JACK, IRT Theater, The Brick Theater, Teatro Circulo, Judson Arts Wednesdays, AFO Theater, The Slipper Room, among others. His solo show “Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain’t Always Pretty” will have its world premiere in the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s 2020-2021 season. He’s currently in residence at the New Ohio Theatre, the residency will culminate with a world premiere production in Fall 2021. He’s an inaugural Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and a NYTW 2050 Playwriting Fellow. While also a teaching artist with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and The 52nd Street Project. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program. For more info visit http://www.KareemMLucas.com or Instagram @KareemMLucas