Most Dangerous Man in America

L-R: Petronia Paley, Art McFarland, Michael Basile, Marie Guinier

The Most Dangerous Man in America (W.E.B. Du Bois) is a dramatic reflection of one of the most traumatic events in the terrible period of McCarthyism. W.E.B. Du Bois, cofounder of the NAACP and a scholar and political activist known and recognized throughout the world, was indicted in 1951 by the U.S. federal government at the age of 82 as “an agent of a foreign power.” Throughout the play, the focus moves back and forth between the Harlem community and their opinions, and the witnesses’ testimony and the courtroom battles.


Presented as part of the 2014-15 Season

Play opened April 27, 2015 at the Castillo Theatre

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka
Director Woodie King, Jr. Woodie King Jr
Stage Manager Bayo
Asst. Stage Manager Rosita Timm
Set Designer Chris Cumberbatch
Lighting Designer Antoinette Tynes Antoinette Tynes
Costume Designer Gail Cooper Hecht Gail Cooper Hecht
Sound Designer Mark Bruckner Mark Bruckner
Casting Director Lawrence Evans Lawrence-Evans
Actor Art McFarland
Actor Arthur Bartow
Actor Michael Basile
Actor Marie Guinier
Actor Ralph McCain
Actor Nick Plakias
Actor Stu Richel
Actor Joyce Sylvester
Actor Landon G. Woodson
Actor Lamar K. Cheston
Actor Akil Williams
Actor Sidiki Fofana
Actor Michael Green
Actor Te’La Curtis Lee
Actor Robert Siverls
Actor Keldrick Crowder
Actor Zuhairah McGill

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