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“Live Nudity” with Erykah Badu This Weekend At TBAAL


Ms. Badu is going to bare it ALL on the stage at TBAAL this weekend, “Live Nudity” will be a first for Erykah Badu. “I’ve been wanting to do this for many years but I kept putting it off, as recently as two years ago, I even booked two theaters, one in LA and one in New York and had everything done and I was just going to improvise, but I chickened out.” Badu’s longtime teacher and director of her conceived show, Curtis King says “Not This Time!” as Badu mimics his words chuckling. King continues, “In terms of an actress, the world has not seen what’s inside of her, it’s absolutely amazing, it’s refreshing.” Ms. Badu quickly chimes in, “You mean my vagina?” “All of it!” says King! Erykah is no stranger to acting, she has been acting since the age of 5 at the MLK Center in South Dallas where she would compete against other kids across the city. She owes everything she knows about theatre to Mr. King as he directed her through all aspects of the stage. “I saw something in her” King states. “I get emotional when I see her on stage…she is an enigma.” Erykah says “People will want to see me nude, but you have to come to see if I will be in fact nude.” When asked what she wanted the younger generation to take from her “Live Nudity” show and she answered precisely, “I think that art is a vessel that creates dialog and it will make people talk about things, they don’t have to like it or dislike it but they should know that they can not censor art or their art never be censored….I hope that they move, I don’t care how they move as long as they move.” The show is an all ages show, however Ms. Badu warns that parents should attend with their children in order to answer any questions they may have. “Live Nudity” will run this Thursday – Saturday at 8pm at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the TBAAL Box Office.

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