My Brother’s a Keeper – A STAGE READING and BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK EVENT
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
244 Greene Street New York New York 10003
The finale event for New York City’s 2015 Bisexual Awareness Week (Sept 20-26). A staged reading of the play “My Brother’s a Keeper,” a period play about Blackness and bisexuality in New York City.
“My Brother’s a Keeper” is a new play, written by Dr. Herukhuti, that puts bisexuality in Black communities front and center. Set in Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY in the 1990s, “My Brother’s A Keeper” depicts a weekend in the lives of Kevin, Basil, Cecil, Mona and Charlene a group of friends who are living their dreams. Smart, successful, and socially conscious, these members of the Hip Hop Generation are enjoying the benefits of their hard work and ambition. Everything is going as expected until someone decides to confront questions about sexuality that drive some relationships to the breaking point while reinforcing others.
2015 Lambda Literary Fellow in playwriting, Dr. Herukhuti is a writer, cultural studies scholar and activist. He is the author of Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality, Volume 1 and co-editor of the award-winning anthology Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men. He is the founder and chief erotics officer (CEO) of Center for Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality, a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating sexual-spiritual empowerment and editor-in-chief of the Center’s webjournal,sacredsexualities.org. As a 2015 Thought Leader for the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians, he also blogs for its organizational website’s Expert Opinion section.
This event is cosponsored by:
BiNet USA, FluidBiDesign, S.I.S.T.A.H., Bi Writers Association, BiRequest, LivingBi, In The Life Archive at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, BiUsTV, NYU LGBTQ Student Center, and Lambda Literary Foundation.