About This Show

Roy Kinsey's “deft skill for storytelling,” is proving to have wings like the "flying africans" of old that he raps about on his latest project. Kinsey’s latest video BSAYF, exploring black queer identity and spirituality, along with the challenges he shares and presents about being a black man in America in his video RBG is hauntingly beautiful. His professional development in librarianship has fueled his desire for self examination and then reporting his findings, in rhyme. He intends and believes the success of his present and future creative works will touch the hearts of many because it comes from the heart.

Blackie has featured in and on major local, national, and international publications like Billboard, NPR, WBEZ’s Vocalo, the Chicago Tribune, Fakeshoredrive, WGCI and the RedEye. Roy Kinsey’s “blackie album” has garnered the attention of music writer, and author of Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap, Gerrick Kennedy, who details in the LA Times, “Blackie sounds like the work of a man who spends his days buried in books. It’s deeply autobiographical, but it’s also thick with Kinsey’s observations as a queer black man in America trying to connect the past of the generations before him with today.”

Running Time

90 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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Running Time

90 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.