A son discovers his father, and himself in this benefit performance for TPM:
In Search of My Father … Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins
Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 pm
A Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park
With this award-winning, many-charactered solo play, Takoma Park neighbor W. Allen Taylor explores the intimate story of his lifelong search for his father, Bill Hawkins, the first black disc jockey in Cleveland.
This special encore performance of In Search of My Father … Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins becomes a bittersweet journey of self-discovery, as well as a celebration of the rich cultural legacy of black radio.
So give yourselves the gift of this award-winning play and benefit TPM by purchasing your tickets here.
Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins
“His story, underscored with evocative music of the times, is emotional and sometimes touching…Using a minimum of props but peopling the stage with a host of characters.”
New York Times
W. Allen Taylor’s theatre career began in 1979, and includes performances in many regional theatres around the country, as well as in NYC, with such critically acclaimed off-Broadway theatres as the Negro Ensemble Company and La Mama E.T.C.. He has also appeared on Broadway in August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars”, and has had roles on network television and in feature films.