Breath & Imagination

by Daniel Beaty
directed by Darko Tresnjak
originally produced at Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT.
January 10, 2013 through February 9, 2013

About the Premiere Production:

Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave, Roland discovered his voice as a young boy singing spirituals in church. This play chronicles his amazing journey from a plantation in Georgia, to singing before kings and queens in Europe. Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.


Artistic Statement

Director: Darko Tresnjak
Set Design: David P. Gordon
Lighting Design: York Kennedy
Sound Design: Jane Shaw
Costume Design: Fabio Toblini
Cast: Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis, Tom Frey

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