DeSean backstage at The Member of the Wedding rehearsals.  He plays the role of Honey Brown
DeSean will appear next in the Carson McCullers classic The Member of the Wedding, directed by Preston Lane at Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC.  DeSean is cast to play Honey Brown.  The show runs Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 2014.  For tickets/info, click HERE.

DeSean will appear next in the Carson McCullers classic The Member of the Wedding, directed by Preston Lane at Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC.  DeSean is cast to play Honey Brown.  The show runs Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 2014.  For tickets/info, click HERE.

Credit: Jared Siskin

Credit: Jared Siskin

DeSean and the cast of Sassy Mamas earned a 2014 AUDELCO Award Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.  Also this season, DeSean was featured in The Old Settler, nominated for Best Revival.  Since 1973, AUDELCO has put a spotlight on African-Americans in New York theater.  For a full list of nominees, go HERE.

Impromptu version of “Shine” captured by Jared Siskin.

DeSean in An Evening with Langston Hughes directed by Janet Mitchell.   Photo by Richarda Abrams
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
"Stokes makes a strong leading man, believable as a young thinker on the verge of madness." —OffOffOnline 
(Strindberg’s To Damascus, Part One, directed by Robert Greer.  Photo by Ina Stinus.)

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 and directed by Patricia R. Floyd.  DeSean is featured as sports journalist Wes Washington.  Production runs Mar 11-23, 2014 at the Poet’s Den Theatre.  www.hadleyplayers.org

DeSean’s ancestry story is featured on 23andMe.com, where he shared the role his late grandmother has played in both his music and in exploring his roots.  Read more.
The Scene: (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.
DeSean and Carol Carter in The Morningside Players’ production of The Old Settler, directed by Ajene Washington.
The Old Settler presented by the Morningside Players.  DeSean Stokes as Husband Witherspoon.  Photo by Patrick Mahaney.

The Old Settler presented by the Morningside Players.  DeSean Stokes as Husband Witherspoon.  Photo by Patrick Mahaney.

DeSean took part in a reading of Kate Bell’s The Blackout Plays directed by Elizabeth Flax and produced by the Red Fern Theatre Co.