Ruben made his screenwriting debut bringing his OBIE award winning play Lackawanna Blues to the small screen for HBO receiving many awards and accolades including the Humanitas Prize, National Board of Reviews honors, the Christopher award and an NAACP Image award.
Santiago Hudson made his directorial debut with August Wilson’s Gem Of The Ocean and has gone on to direct many off Broadway shows. Most recent productions include The Happiest Song Plays Last by Quiara Hudes at The 2nd Stage Theater and August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at The Signature Theater which brought Ruben an Obie, Lucille Lortel, Audelco and Joe Callaway honors for his direction.
April of 2015
The world premiere of his latest play YOUR BLUES AIN’T SWEET LIKE MINE at The Two River Theater in NJ.
An Upper West Side dinner party invitation brings an unlikely group together, spawning a passionate and explosive debate on America’s relationship to race. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings humor and poignancy to one of the most potent conversations in American life. In our shared history, we all sing the blues. But are your blues sweet like mine?
Cast: Brandon J. Dirden, Andrew Hovelson, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff and Charles Weldon.
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