World Premiere Book by Glynn Borders Music and Lyrics by Mario E. Sprouse
The Dark Star From Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker follows the journey of 19-year-old Josephine Baker, from her arrival in Paris in 1925, as a company member of La Revue Negre, to her rise to stardom in Europe. Josephine is cast as the comic dancer who crosses her eyes and can’t keep up, but before long , her talent as a singer and “exotic” dancer takes her to center stage and the launch of her career. As a young woman in a foreign land, she navigates sudden fame, a new language, racial acceptance in Paris and the violent Jim Crow laws back home in America. Find out more at www.thedarkstarfromharlem.com
“Dark Star Shines Bright” - Jerry Tallmer, The New York Post
About the Artists
Glynn Borders is a writer, director, producer, award winning solo show performer, special effects director and union stagehand. He has worked Off-Broadway, Broadway and television.
Mario E. Sprouse was the music supervisor for three Gordon Parks films and has been musical director for Black Nativity by Langston Hughes and Lena Calhoun Horne, written by Wendi Franklin.