DeSean Stokes, accompanied by pianist Marjorie Eliot. While rehearsing for the New York stage production of An Evening with Langston Hughes in June 2014, the pair recorded their session at Marjorie’s home (aka The Parlor). The recording is a blend of Nat King Cole’s “When I Fall in Love” and Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem Night Song”.
June 17-29, 2014 — The Hadley Players present An Evening with Langston Hughes. Directed by Janet Mitchell. Featuring Richarda Abrams*, Kimberlee Monroe*, Roger Parris, and DeSean Stokes*. Photo: Larry Floyd
August Strindberg’s To Damascus Part I (Set in Harlem 1962) — DeSean Stokes as an author in mid-career and Kersti Bryan as his mistress. In this adaptation, Strindberg’s “alter-ego” is compared to Amiri Baraka, whose marriage to Hettie Cohen in the 1960s was a source of joy and endurable anxieties. Photo by Jonathan Slaff. www.strindberg.org
Opening Night of Sassy Mamas, a romantic comedy (presented by the HADLEY Players). DeSean is featured as sports journalist Wes Washington. Production runs Mar 11-23, 2014 at the Poet’s Den Theatre. www.hadleyplayers.org
Stage Door: (Above) DeSean with actor Frankie Faison and director Woodie King, Jr. (Below) DeSean attends What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined starring his buddy Nathaly Lopez. Visit Nathaly’s website at: www.nathalylopez.com