Earl Wilson Jr is represented by: SAM DAVID INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
For those who thought Racism was “settled” in America, recent history suggests otherwise.
The upcoming 50th anniversary of the “I Have A Dream” speech is especially compelling because it reminds us how far we have still to go. President Obama’s personal account of his own experiences with Racism dramatizes the issue.
YES!, The Musical offers an imaginary look at the journey Barack Obama and African Americans have made from Slavery to the Presidency. No matter what your feelings are about Barack Obama, his story is an important part of our history.
That’s why I wrote YES!, The Musical .
The premise is a suspended-time meeting between Barack Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which takes place a millisecond before Barack made his dramatic keynote address at the Democratic Party National Convention in 2004. Barack is transported to another Dimension where he meets Dr. King…who tells him what’s about to happen to him…and challenges him to accept the responsibility of running for the Presidency.
This musical is being developed as a “concert” event and is planned to have its world premiere in Kansas City in 2014.
I have written the Book, Music and Lyrics for the piece and will use this space to forward news about the musical’s progress.
I developed it with The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts with Mercedes Ellington and we presented a showcase presentation at The Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City in March of 2011.
We were sold out and the reaction was very positive and the event generated a lot of excitement. I’ll keep everyone posted as the Kansas City premiere becomes finalized.
There was an article on the Baruch presentation at: broadwayworld.com