Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, award-winning director/writer/producer/actor/singer A’ndre Davis discusses his production, “Man Of The House,” which touches on verbal abuse (a form of Domestic Violence) in which, in this case, the twist is that the male is being abused. The conversation about this production, which he brings to theaters and college campuses around the country, is a much-needed one and opens the doors for more awareness on this topic. Follow his production and the latest info @adiamondent.
The #1 Urban Stage play Man Of The House was written, directed, and produced by A’ndre Davis. The play premiered at the Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ in August 2014 and sold out for four consecutive shows. Since then, it has continued to run throughout the Tri-State area.
“Man Of The House” is a dramedy (drama/comedy) that revolves around one man’s struggle to save his relationship and get his life on track, while his woman runs the house and everything in it. Domestic Violence with a twist, as the male is the victim as opposed to the abuser. The comedy in the play never centers around the actual abuse, therefore audiences are being educated while being entertained. The play features various up and coming artists from the NYC Tri-State area. In addition to writer/producer/director, the leading male role of “James” is played by A’ndre. His experience as a singer includes opening for some of the best in today’s R&B music including Icognito,Jaheim, Tamia, Tank, Joe, Avant, Brian Mcknight, Anthony Hamilton, Patti Labelle, and Wendy Williams to name a few. Theater credits include “Dreamgirls”, “After The Walk” featuring Kelly Price, and “Underneath It All” featuring Kierra Sheard. The play also features Pretty Ricki Fontaine, a comedian who has been featured on BET’s Comic View and Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network. Featured celebrity guests have included R&B Singer/Actress “Monifah”, Singer/Actor – “J-Boog” of B2K, Singer/Actor – “Willie Taylor” of the R&B group Day 26, Love & Hip Hop, and Chocolate City 2. The show has also featured Singer/Actor Christopher Williams.
Although a comedy, “Man Of The House” touches on some very relevant issues. Domestic violence with a twist, the effects of unresolved issues, and generational curses are some of the topics discussed in the piece. This play is guaranteed to leave audiences both young and old satisfied.
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