THE PASSION OF AN OUTSIDER ARTIST

ON NOVEMBER 18, 2022, AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE – DENNIS LEROY KANGALEE  RETURNED TO THE STAGE – BY  REINTERPRETING SAMUEL BECKETT’S  HAUNTING 1958 APOCALYPTIC MONO-DRAMA “KRAPP’S LAST TAPE.” 

This unique version presented by the KANGALEE ARTS ENSEMBLE fused different styles of theater and revived “awe” (Magnus Magus) and reminded audiences of what it meant to “breathe in air, together.” (Summerhill Seven)

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Photo above by Edwin Pagan, on the opening night of Krapp’s Last Tape at Studio 111, Brooklyn NY. Directed by Vagabond, produced by Susan Kingsland

This is the official website of writer, monologist, director, dramatist, critic, and outsider artist Dennis Leroy Kangalee, “an actor’s actor,”  (read more about his Krapp’s Last Tape) and creator of Visual Liberation film pedagogy that promotes a decolonized mode of filmmaking (the underdog’s POV) and a “cinema of protest”  inspired by the ideas that went into his controversial 2001 critically acclaimed cult film, As an Act of Protest.   An advocate of radical artists and visionaries who build upon the hallmarks of revolutionary art, politically and aesthetically, in a way that is highly personal — and therefore a reflection of one’s own conscience.  A synthesis of the Black Arts Movement, art critic John Berger, and ideas inherent in jazz music,  Kangalee’s own writings, dramatic works, performances etc. – have all been part of one long poem that seek to liberate both audience and creator alike. The outsider is the only one in a society hellbent on the celebration of inclusion into a world of corrupted values — that that can do this.  Not always successfully, it’s the act alone, the mighty attempt that becomes sacred in a capitalist nightmare that is simply profane.  Support Living Artists or else you will see no visions and receive no prophecies. For screenings, consulting, teaching, collaborations, or general inquiries please contact: kangaleearts@gmail.com
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