Day Dream is an audio drama inspired by the life of jazz artist and composer Billy Strayhorn. It contrasts Billy’s journey, looking back on his life during a radio interview, with the journey of Andre, an aspiring jazz vocalist struggling to find his voice in today’s world. Released in 8 episodes starting October 11th, Day Dream is set in two time periods: Billy in 1965, and Andre in Modern Day. 1965 takes a look at the musical genius, whom worldrenowned artist Duke Ellington called his “writing and arranging companion”, and the struggle to receive credit for many of his works. Modern Day explores a young man discovering his connection and understanding to music through the legacy of Billy Strayhorn.
HUEMANATI is a multidisciplinary collective of artists dedicated to humanizing the experiences of Black Same Gender Loving Men through art, education, and advocacy.
Shout out to the DC Commission On Arts And Humanities for giving us the funding to put this together.
“...The ensemble, and the playwright, did the composer proud.”
-Andrew Walker White
"...Day Dream has tremendous promise as a musical for future production."
-DC Metro Theater Arts