Roger Guenveur Smith

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Plays by Roger Guenveur Smith

audio A Huey P. Newton Story

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In his brilliantly imagined, Obie Award-winning show, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the life of the controversial Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton through a series of improvisations based on his own words and writings. Biography, satire, and socio-political commentary blend within a landscape of fantastic sound design to create a provocative, surreal and always surprising portrait of the complex times in which he lived.

An L.A. Theatre Works performance featuring Roger Guenveur Smith.

Featuring: Roger Guenveur Smith; Marc Anthony Thompson

audio The Watts Towers Project

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

Smith's edgy and funny The Watts Tower Project focuses on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers - only to walk away from them, never to return. Smith blends his own childhood, the life of Rodia, and L.A. history to create a wonderfully eclectic piece.

An L.A. Theatre Works performance featuring Roger Guenveur Smith.

Featuring: Roger Guenveur Smith

Roger Guenveur Smith is an American writer, actor and director known for The Right Thing, Final Destination and American Gangster, in the last of which he played the character Nate. He has written many plays, the most recent of which include Who Killed Bob Marley and Juan and John, first produced in New York in 2009. He trained at Yale Drama School after studying for a Doctorate in American Studies.