“It’s so hard to communicate the words now of that feeling of having nothing. I had nothing else. And knowing this is what you want so bad. Then them telling you that you have a shot. That’s all I wanted was the shot, to show up and do it. The way I praised dance through sobbing tears…”
In the premiere episode of season 2, we chat with A Bronx Tale’s leading lady, Christiani Pitts about the assumptions of playing “black” versus “white” characters, her Broadway debut, and the importance of period pieces.
Recommendation: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
Shout out: Bryan Terrell Clark, Gilbert Bailey II, AND everyone black!