Date & Time
Sunday, February 24, 2019
A Staged Reading of Oscar Brown, Jr.'s Cybersoul
The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project presents Cybersoul, the fourth performance in a series of five staged readings of the artist’s musical plays. Contemplating human interaction and morality in cyberspace, this high-tech production—in which screens themselves are also characters—foreshadows the millennial generation's arrival.
Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Oscar Brown, Jr. (1926-2005) was a prolific singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor who passed away with most of his writings undiscovered. The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project—led by two of the artist’s daughters, Africa and Maggie Brown—is in residence this year at the Logan Center, and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the musical and literary works of Brown, Jr.
Presented by Logan Center Community Arts