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I sat down with Eddie R. Brown III before The Brothers Size rehearsal to ask him a few questions about the show and his personal history with the play and the playwright. Here are Eddie’s eloquent answers about what the play means to him.
 
You and Tarell go way back. When did you meet? 

Eddie R. Brown III, Elegba in "The Brothers Size"

Eddie R. Brown III: I met Tarell when I was 15 years old. We used to ride the train to school together before he went to the high school that I attended. He went to a school that was near by and we used to have to catch the Metro rail together in the mornings. He was friends with some of my other friends.  They were in an organization called ‘Voices United’ that musical theatre touring company in Miami that preached abstinence and ‘just say no.’ I called him “fruit punch” at first because he was always very eccentric and it was always obvious he was a gay man. At first, I was apprehensive about T (playwright Tarell McCraney) but when he came to New World my junior year, and he was a sophomore, it was an instant friendship and understanding of a whole group of people that I had no exposure to. Having him as a friend was a gift because it gave me a chance to open up and understand people and that sexuality has nothing to do with the worth or of the value of a person.  read full post »

Kiki Abba

The Brothers Size: Meet the cast video

January 27th, 2011 by Kiki Abba


Meet the powerhouse actors in Seattle Rep’s upcoming production of The Brothers Size playing Feb 4-27th.

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