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Tony Award Winning Director KENNY LEON Book Signing and Conversation
June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon (Children of a Lesser God, A Raisin in the Sun, “Hairspray Live!”) discusses his upcoming memoir, TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU GO, with theatrical author and historian Tom Santopietro.
This heart-warming memoir is a tribute to his rock and foundation, his grandmother, Mamie Wilson. The foreword to this loving portrait is written by Samuel L. Jackson. In TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU GO, Leon reflects on the lessons he learned every step of the way from the most important people in his life, from his grandmother’s sagacious and encouraging motivations to the deep artistic and cultural influence of iconic American playwright August Wilson. The wisdom and fortitude Leon learned through all who has influenced him, paired with his tremendous storytelling, will show that you can find a classroom anywhere; inspire you to never change who you are; and as his grandmother instilled in him, “take you wherever you go.”