Moderated by Salamishah Tillet, a Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times contributing critic-at large, in partnership with WACO Theater Center, Newark Symphony Hall, Yendor Theatre Company and Richard Lawson Studios, Revolutionary Roundtable, is a pre-recorded virtual salon centering the role that artists, activists and organizers play in movements for Black liberation.
About the film
Fifty years after Richard Wesley’s original production of Black Terror, Richard Lawson directs a bi-coastal cast of revolutionaries on a daunting mission to free their people. As the Black Comrades Keusi, M’Balia, Geronimo, and Ahmed fight on the edge of life and death, the divide between them intensifies and widens. This collaboration between Wesley, Lawson’s Waco Theater Center, and Newark Symphony Hall combines theater and film as it weaves together the pulse of liberation struggles both past and present. It calls upon audiences to ask: What does it truly mean to be for the people?