DeSean recently shot the music video for “Evelyn,” a tribute to his grandmother Mrs. Evelyn Brown. The video will premiere soon. In the meantime, you can listen to and download the song here: http://desean.tv/evelyn
On Mother’s Day, DeSean will premiere his new song “Evelyn” — a tribute to his late grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Brown (1928-2013). The song will make its debut at www.desean.tv/evelyn.
DeSean is featured in the world premiere of Home, a collection of five plays presented by the Red Fern Theatre Company. DeSean stars in the play Doing Something Good – by J. Holtham and directed by Elizabeth Flax — set in an outbound call center in L.A., where one man struggles with doing well for the world and for himself.
Home / Doing Something Good will be performed April 11 – 28, 2013, at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. More at redferntheatre.org
August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will adapt Strindberg’s Easter with an all-black cast. The suspenseful masterpiece, set in a Swedish coastal town in 1901, will be transported to Harlem in 1958. Robert Greer directs his own adaptation at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, NYC. The show runs March 8 to 31, 2013.
DeSean is featured as Benjamin, an orphan whose inheritance the family patriarch stole. Tickets and info: strindberg.org
DeSean will take part in the 2013 Fire This Time Festival, a short play festival featuring works by up-and-coming African and African American playwrights. DeSean plays the husband/father in Within Untainted Wombs by Dennis A. Allen II and directed by Christopher Burris. Wombs tells the story of an expecting mother who participates in a clinical trial that gives her the ability to communicate with her unborn child, but she soon finds that some thoughts are better left unshared.
The festival runs from January 24-February 2nd, 2013 at the Kraine Theatre in NYC. More at firethistimefestival.com
DeSean plays a principal role in the concert reading of Mercy Street, a new hip-hop and R&B musical by Joe Drymala (White Noise). Mercy Street is the impassioned tale of the loyal tenants of 121 Murphy Street. Through a series of musical vignettes, the group battles to decide whether to sell their respective shares, or unite to effectively fight The Man. Faced with the age-old question of serving the individual versus uniting as one – which will they choose?
The concert takes place on December 4, 2012 at Ars Nova NYC. Tickets: arsnovanyc.com
DeSean’s back in the studio working on new music! Visit his official music page for updates on the recording sessions — soundcloud.com/desean
DeSean pops up in a new eMusic.com commercial promoting Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding’s new album Radio Music Society. Watch the commercial … HERE.
Go to BroadwayWorld.com to watch DeSean’s performance of Ricky Fante’s “Shine”. He performed it during the New York Musical Theater Festival’s Next Broadway Sensation showcase last night at New World Stages in New York City. The annual showcase spotlights 20 young performers on the rise.
Toni Seger’s drama Rope of Sands opened today at the Robert Moss Theatre in NYC. The play, directed by Renee Rodriguez, stars DeSean Stokes, Barry Phillips and Angela Sharp as an interracial family confronting a cycle of non-communication in the hopes of recovering from tragedy. The show runs until June 23rd and is produced by Curious Frog and the Planet Connections Festivity. Check DeSean’s events page for dates.
In May 2011, DeSean’s musical short film “Torture” will make its world premiere at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Ireland. DeSean co-wrote the music with Canadian producer Jazzfeezy. Animator Kelly Jones (Nick Jr.) brings the lyrics to life in this beautifully animated motion picture, about the pain of lost love.