Faruq Hussein- Bey’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, directed by Camille Kashaka, is a series of small stories that address the roles of perception and perspective on race, class, sexual preference, and gender inequality. Using recordings from Gil Scott Heron to set the tone of the work and a set of three large mural panels displaying political and popular culture icons designed by Erin Cumbo, the cast and crew creates different environments for powerful slice-of-life type scenes. The cast of four takes on various roles throughout. Kofi Owusu takes on the most diverse set of characters while Jasmine Jackson portrays the evolving role and mentality of the modern female. Todd Clark offers a thought-provoking charecture of an out-of-touch teacher. Another mention should go to Louis E. Davis who moved the audience with his role as a premonition of a soon to be aborted child.
The cast of ''The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.'
Each scene communicates the subtle familiar rumblings of a revolution happening in the everyday life of Americans. The piece reminds us of the fact the Revolution will be live and it is happening all around us.
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Amanda Vicari hails from Wayne, NJ. Working her way down the coast
from NYC to the DC metro area, art and culture has always been a
driving force in her life. Throughout her time at Lycoming College
she earned a BA in Digital Art and Communications. She produced
multiple short narrative films, digital art installations, and
documentary works. With a deep appreciation for music she has also
spent time working for the likes of Lady Gaga and Elton John for
televised concert events. She currently works in new media creating
online video content and is working on various interactive media