Los Angeles, CA, May 09, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- “Hollywood Minstrel Show: The Hollywood Africans” on Stage at the Complex Hollywood Dorie Theatre Beginning June 1
Playwright and actor Michael McFall will stage a world premiere of his original play, “Hollywood Minstrel show: The Hollywood Africans,” June 1, 8, 15, 16 & 22, 2018, at the Complex Hollywood Dorie Theatre in Hollywood, California.
“Hollywood Minstrel show: The Hollywood Africans,” is performance art inspired by “Hollywood Africans” canvas by Jean Michel Basquiat. These images inform the aesthetic of my piece. In the way Basquiats’ work points out the narcissism fueled by media, image and money. Hollywood Minstrel Show chronicles a wacky former studio executive now homeless living on the streets of Los Angeles.
The story was inspired by McFall’s personal history and firsthand stories told to him by people who are and were homeless–many were America’s servicemen and women who offered their lives and talents to protect our country.
“Attention and aid for the disproportionate numbers of homeless in Hollywood is long overdue,” said McFall, who portrays the main character and is using his art to raise consciousness about this chronic problem.
The play is the Fourth in McFall’s “Driftnet Urban Opera” series tackling urban themes and was initially staged during a workshop at the 2003 EdgeFest in Los Angeles. His current play includes hard-hitting, political and socially relevant work which focuses on the plight of the homeless in Los Angeles.
According to a study by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, it is estimated there are more than 48,000 homeless people in the City of Los Angeles and over 82,000 homeless in Los Angeles County each night according to the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.hollywoodfringe.org
About Michael McFall
Michael McFall played basketball for Henderson State University and is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre MFA /PTI program. Michael has worked with Oscar winning directors Robert Zemeckis and Taylor Hackford as well as Emmy Winning directors Elodie Keene, Patrick R Norris and Eric Laneuville.
Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, McFall performed in “Suspended Life” at the Theatre Des Amiendiers des Paris. McFall also assisted in the development of three productions in the playwright’s workshop at the Sundance Institute.