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INCOMING! is Under the Radar’s festival within a festival, featuring in-process works of artistic ambition by the wildly diverse artists of the Devised Theater Working Group.
Sometimes the best way to deal with your biggest problem is to avoid it. Kareem M. Lucas reanimates the memory of a never-ending night—a wild rollercoaster ride through alcohol, drugs, sex, joy, loss, and self-discovery. He weaves together his past and present to interrogate our desperate need for significance, in life and after death, and mythologizes the everyday experience of a common Black man in America. Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain't Always Pretty is an epic poem about fulfilling one's purpose—if there is any—before time runs out. The clock is ticking.
Kareem M. Lucas
Kareem M. Lucas is a Brooklyn born and Harlem based Actor/Writer/Producer/Director. His solo pieces include The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro, From Brooklyn With Love, RATED BLACK, A Boy & His Bow and Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain’t Always Pretty. He is currently co-collaborating on The Black History Museum According to the United States of America, with Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative at HERE Arts Center.
MFA: NYU Grad Acting.
For more info visit www.kareemmlucas.com or on Instagram @KareemMLucas
This solo piece was previously developed at IRT Theater, Jimmy’s No. 43, Studio Tisch at NYU Grad Acting, and Magic Time at Judson Arts Wednesdays.
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Written & Performed by Kareem M. Lucas
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