How to build trust: Apollo Theater’s Kamilah Forbes
“I want to make this into theater, in a way that’s never been done before.” When Kamilah Forbes first reads Between the World and Me, by her friend Ta-Nehisi Coates, she’s moved, shaken, gutted by its truth and beauty. She dreams of presenting it at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, a legendary space for Black art and excellence. First step: convince Ta-Nehisi. In this episode, Kamilah shares the work’s journey from book to stage to HBO — during a pandemic — in a story of collaboration and trust, joy and challenge.
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