Oklahoma Contemporary

Provided by OKC Rep

A portrait of Frederick Douglass with green sunglasses added and the text "Frederick Douglass NOW"

Frederick Douglass NOW

Frederick Douglass NOW

Presented by OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

May 1 | 7 p.m.
May 2 | 8 p.m.
May 3 | 2 and 8 p.m.
May 4 | 8 p.m.
Te Ata Theater

Season tickets available here
Single-show tickets available April 11

Roger Guenveur Smith returns to OKC Rep with his signature solo performance of Frederick Douglass NOW. The pioneering abolitionist and feminist illuminates our present moment through Smith’s 21st century take on Douglass’ crucial 19th century speeches, letters and editorials.

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About the Creator

Roger Guenveur Smith is an actor, writer and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. He adapted his Obie Award-winning A Huey P Newton Story into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, currently streaming on Hulu. His Bessie Award-winning Rodney King is currently on Netflix. Both NEWTON and KING were presented at The Public Theater, scored by Marc Anthony Thompson and directed for the screen by Mr. Smith's longtime colleague, Spike Lee.


Promotional image for Frederick Douglass NOW. Provided by OKC Rep.


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