COURAGE UNDER FIRE: The Liberation of Elroy
AfroSolo Arts Festival | Program Two: June 17- 20
Written and Performed by Thomas Robert Simpson
Time: 24/7 | Watch on Youtube
Thomas Robert Simpson
Courage Under Fire: The Liberation of Elroy Is a story of being Black in America. It’s about family, race, politics, and redemption. It explores the life of Thomas Robert Simpson’s father, Elroy Simpson. It is Elroy’s journey from the snares of Jim Crow’s insanity to his personal enlightenment. Thomas traces four generations of the Simpson family to celebrate Elroy’s liberation and its significance on those around him.
Courage Under Fire: The Liberation of Elroy is a multimedia theater work based on text, video, and projections. Directed by Rodney Earl Jackson. Dramaturg, Felirene Bongolan and Drama Therapist, Lance McGee. (Photo by Charles Michael Ballestamon.)
An award-winning actor, director, producer, and writer, Mr. Simpson has used AfroSolo’s Community Engagement program to focus on essential issues in the Black community: health, justice, and education.