Trapped in a dystopian universe of Patti Pies and reruns of "Empire", two black gay artists and critical thinkers risk public scorn in their search for an idol of their own. Preferably one who doesn't need #Abs, cocaine, or thigh-high red boots to feel like he's worth a damn. Shots are fired in the epic battle between fabulous and intelligent on this episode of Niggaz ...With Attitudes
Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA in playwriting from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from the Tisch School’s Musical Theatre Writing Program. As a songwriter, he has seen his work performed at Merkin Hall, The Barrington Stage Company, The Laurie Beechman Theater, The Triad, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, The Metropolitan Room, The Bruno Walter Library at Lincoln Center, and ACT in Seattle. He wrote book and lyrics on the musical Only Children with composer Rachel Peters courtesy of the Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Drama Department at NYU. He is currently at work on a new musical called A Strange Loop, for which he is writing book, music, and lyrics as well as writing book and lyrics for a musical adaptation of the 2006 indie film Teeth, with composer Anna K. Jacobs. www.TheLivingMichaelJackson.com
James Jackson, Jr. is a NYC based performance artist (which is a fancy word people use when Cabaret is too safe), soul aficionado, force of nature and ...all around Renaissance man. There were some national tours (Whistle Down The Wind), some years spent near The Rockettes (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), a couple ditties at Carnegie Hall, the usual regional theater mishaps (featuring a rather unpleasant stop in Branson, Missouri), and a highly emotional, devastatingly funny act that has been seen at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, DROM, Duane Park, The A.R.T.’s Club Oberon, and Los Angeles’ Lyric Theatre. He’s also one half of soul & comedy duo The Black-Ups with fellow soulstress, LaDonna Burns. www.JJacksonJr.com
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