By Dael Orlandersmith & Antonio Edwards Suarez
Directed by Mark Clements

April 28 - May 28, 2023 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.

Antonio’s Song / I was Dreaming of a Son

“A deep and personal dive into the formation of a man.”- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A poetic journey of an artist/dancer/father questioning the balance of his passions—art, culture, family. From Brooklyn to Massachusetts to Russia, Antonio struggles to reconcile multiple ethnic identities. He wrestles with the legacy of stereotypes of masculinity while recognizing there is beauty in manhood and becoming a father. Powerful poetry is intermixed with original movement, music and projected imagery in a “brilliant, movingly done [and] virtuosic performance by Suarez” (DC Metro).

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Antonio’s Song contains descriptions of child abuse, drug use, and adult language, including racially sensitive language, misogynistic language, and homophobic language.

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Director Mark Clements describes how ANTONIO’S SONG found him and the common threads he shares with the playwrights.

Find out why Dael Orlandersmith has been “blown away” by this production.

Audiences are calling Antonio’s Song “amazing, riveting and full of life.”

Get a glimpse of this inspiring solo show starring acclaimed performer Antonio Edwards Suarez.

Explore this special interview featuring performer Antonio Edwards Suarez.

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