Episode 39 - Daniel Carlton - On "Yes And", Using History as Guide & Black Theater

Episode 39 - Daniel Carlton - On "Yes And", Using History as Guide & Black Theater

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IG: Instagram Actor, writer, director, poet Daniel Carlton joins me for the 39th episode of The Creation Grounds to chat how he's adapted Yes And in improv as a way of living his life and the benefits, his love of history and how it's impacted and continues to impact his work and how you can use the power of history to inform your work & Black theater and movies and how black artists can find and learn about black material and what some barriers may have been or be to discovering more black material. ________ Some Questions I Ask: Where were you born? (1:45) If a poet could pen the experience of your childhood who would that poet be? (2:30) Influences on decision to be an actor (3:20) What draws him to do work in jails, shelters and schools (4:41) What is "Yes and" and what it means to him (7:58) What theater piece has resonated with him most in his life (14:48) What are the biggest barriers of a black actor knowing more of the black theater cannon (19:14) Favorite moment in history (26:55) Has has history informed current work (33:55) Top 5 black plays? (41:32) Top 5 black movies (44:34) What book have you gifted the most in the past year? (48:27) Currently working on? (49:23) When he thinks of the word creative who is the first person that comes to mind and why? (52:52) How can people connect with him (54:11) ____________

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