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By Gabe Moses
Join me as I examine the best of black artists in my quest to becoming one myself. Season Two will begin on December 22nd!
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Bonus: The Pod Where It Happens
An interview with Hamilton actresses Victoria Ann Scovens and Ta-Tynisa Wilson.
October 30, 2020
Bonus: Questions with Iykechi
A conversation and series of questions with my friend and fellow actor, Iykechi McCoy.
October 13, 2020
Bonus: Writing & Directing for the Times
A conversation with playwright, Paris Crayton III and director, Kalif Troy about writing and directing pieces that are relevant in today's world.
October 6, 2020
Bonus: Black Men In Educational & Professional Theatres
A conversation with actors, Brandon E. Burton and Brandon Pierce, about what it means to be a black male actor in a university setting and in professional theatre. Content Warning: Strong Language.
September 29, 2020
Bonus: S1 Recap and Q&A
In this first bonus episode, I’ll be recapping season one of “Black-tor”. Plus, I answer all of your questions in a Q&A session!
September 22, 2020
S1 E20: Finale Pt. 2 - Interviewing Keith Hamilton Cobb
Part Two of the season finale is an interview with, actor and writer, Keith Hamilton Cobb. We chat about his experience on soap operas, taking on Shakespeare, his original play called “American Moor” and much more! Thank you so much for a great season! I cannot wait to bring you season two in just a few short months!!
September 15, 2020
S1 E20: Finale Pt. 1 - Interviewing Rosalyn Coleman Williams
Part One of the season finale is an interview with actress and director, Rosalyn Coleman Williams. We chat about her early roles on Broadway, the relevancy of August Wilson, an actor’s craft on television and film and much more! Be sure to check out Part Two of the season finale episode available now!
September 15, 2020
S1 E19: Lorraine Hansberry On Browadway
A look into the life of activist and playwright, Lorraine Hansberry. Also, Alyssa Ramsey performs Beneatha’s monologue from “A Raisin in the Sun”. Be sure to follow the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast.
September 9, 2020
S1 E18: Rest In Power, Chadwick Boseman
A look into the life of actor, Chadwick Boseman. Also, a series of heartwarming tributes by young, gifted, and black artists. Special thanks to MJ, JC, ML, MN, AB, JJ, AM, JG, JB, and IM for lending their voices to this episode. We love you, Chadwick. You will be missed. Rest in Power.
September 1, 2020
S1 E17: Jordan and Peele
A look into the career of actor, comedian, director, writer, and producer, Jordan Peele. I’ll be talking about his success with television and his breakout films that put his work on the map. Be sure to check out the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast. #ArrestTheCopsThatShotJacobBlake
August 28, 2020
S1 E16: The Diary of Jacinth Headlam
An interview with actress, model, author, and motivational speaker, Jacinth Headlam. We chat about her experiences as an actress and model, taking a leap of faith in writing her book, and the impact she had on her audience by simply telling her story. Be sure to check out the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast. Special thanks to Jacinth Headlam for this wonderful interview!
August 25, 2020
S1 E15: Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World
A look into the life of Louis Armstrong and his major success as a singer and trumpeter. Credited Songs: “Chimes Blues” and “West End Blues” by Louis Armstrong. Be sure to follow the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast.
August 21, 2020
S1 E14: Wanda Sykes Does It Again!
A look into the career of Wanda Sykes and her accomplishments as a comedian, actress, and writer. Ms. Sykes has been a positive voice for black queer woman and has shown the world how comedy can get you through tough times. Be sure to follow the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast.
August 18, 2020
S1 E13: On Set with Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
An interview with, actor, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. We chat about what led him to a successful career in television and film, black representation in the industry, and an actor’s motivation to keep working. Be sure to follow the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast. Special thanks to Lawrence Gilliard Jr. for this wonderful interview!
August 14, 2020
S1 E12: The Beloved Toni Morrison
A look into the life of Toni Morrison and her success as a writer, teacher, editor, and publisher. Her novels have become a treasure chest in world history. Be sure to check out the new Instagram @blacktorpodcast
August 11, 2020
S1 E11: Be Common
A look into the career of rapper, actor, and writer Common. I’ll talk about his music and the impact he’s had on black culture through his art. Be sure to follow the new Instagram page @blacktorpodcast.
August 7, 2020
S1 E10: For Colored Girls Who Have Seen Camille A. Brown
A look into the career of Camille A. Brown and her success as a black choreographer. Her work is a nod to the ancestral stories and the culture of the African American community.
August 4, 2020
S1 E9: Tarell Alvin McCraney, Out!
A look into the career of Tarell Alvin McCraney as an openly gay, black playwright. Plus, Justin Mitchell, Iykechi McCoy and I perform excerpts from “Choir Boy”. Credited Songs: “Wade in the Water” and “Trust & Obey”.
July 24, 2020
Season 1 Trailer
Welcome to “Black-tor”! Here’s a glimpse of what to expect on this podcast!
July 22, 2020
S1 E8: When They See Ava DuVernay
A look into the career of Ava DuVernay as a director, writer, and producer on several hit films and documentaries.
July 21, 2020
S1 E7: Lean On Bill Withers
A look into the life of Bill Withers and his soulful voice that truly changed the world of music. Credited songs: “Better Off Dead”, “Lean On Me”, “Harlem” by Bill Withers and “In The Ghetto” by Elvis Presley.
July 17, 2020
S1 E6: The Books Of Gwendolyn Brooks
A look into the life of Gwendolyn Brooks and her stellar collection of poetry that illustrated black cultute. Plus, Brittany Onukwugha recites “Primer for Blacks”.
July 14, 2020
S1 E5: His Name Is Nkrumah Gatling
An interview with actor, Nkrumah Gatling about working in the theatre as a black man. We talk about the musicals “Hair”, “Miss Saigon”, and his groundbreaking performance in “Ragtime”.
July 10, 2020
S1 E4: Gone With Hattie McDaniel
A look into the life of Hattie McDaniel and her major contribution to the film industry.
July 7, 2020
S1 E3: I Wish I Knew Nina Simone
A look into the life of Nina Simone and her music that spoke volumes during the Civil Rights Movement. Plus, special guests Aliaah Boardley, Makenna Copeland, Megan Lomax, and Anya Miller recite “Four Women” by Nina Simone.
July 3, 2020
S1 E2: This Is Sterling K. Brown
A look into the career of Sterling K. Brown and his rise to success with the hit television series, "This Is Us", on NBC.
June 30, 2020
S1 E1: I, Too, Love Langston Hughes
An introduction to the podcast and a look into one of the greatest American poets, Langston Hughes, and his poem “I, Too, Sing America”.
June 25, 2020