2002 – Talk

Directed by:Marion McClinton
Written by: Carl Hancock Rux
Produced by: Foundry Theatre
Production year: 2002
Original release: April 9, 2002 – April 28, 2002
Opening Night: April 9, 2002
Other cast: Reg E. Cathey, James Himelsbach, Karen Kandel
Misc: thefoundrytheatre.org

Out of the age of McCarthy and the Beat poets, Rux has created controversial African-American artist Archer Aymes, who became an overnight sensation for his first book, “Mother and Son.” Ten turbulent years later, he was found dead in a prison cell. In TALK, Rux gathers five panelists to discuss Aymes life and work and the meaning of his legacy. Commissioned in response to The Foundry’s “Conference on Hope,” Talk is a fierce exploration of identity and the struggle to maintain an original voice, from an artist The New York Times called “One of 30 Artists Under 30 Most Likely to Influence Culture for Another 30 Years.”