Broadway actor Daveed Diggs discusses his new vision in the TV adaption of “Blindspotting” and why the series feels more relevant than ever in 2021.In Hot Topics, the co-hosts react to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizing for her Holocaust comments, and more.
Daveed Diggs is best known for his Tony Award–winning portrayals of Marquis de Lafayette and President Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” released last year as a TV film on Disney+ and garnering Daveed a SAG Award nomination. Here, the singer-rapper-songwriter and actor-writer-producer reveals much of his creative philosophy to Backstage—a publication he used to read in the early, blissfully uncertain days of his career. His advice: “Be fully creative and really experiment with things, and then learn what your process is.”Born in Oakland, California, and studying theater at Brown University, Daveed joined early versions of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” after scraping by with regional stage gigs and Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s choreopoem “Word Becomes Flesh.” He’s collaborated with an eclectic array of musicians, including his experimental hip-hop group Clipping, and writer-performer Rafael Casal, with whom he wrote, produced, and co-starred in the award-winning 2018 film “Blindspotting.” Daveed also leads TNT’s dystopian drama “Snowpiercer” and this year starred as Frederick Douglass on Showtime’s miniseries “The Good Lord Bird” and in Disney’s “Soul.” He’s appeared on ABC’s “Black-ish,” Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and AppleTV+’s animated “Central Park,” and will next be seen in the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.” Check out Daveed answering our Backstage 5 actor questionniare here: https://bit.ly/3r0oeuCAlso joining Jack on this episode is Elyse Roth, Backstage’s senior editor, to discuss the takeaways from the 2021 Oscar nominations: https://bit.ly/2P26GB5---Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Jack Smart, Awards Editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQFollow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:- https://www.facebook.com/backstage- https://www.twitter.com/backstage- https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope- https://www.instagram.com/backstagecastLooking to get cast? Subscribe here: www.backstage.com/subscribeBrowse Backstage casting listings: https://bit.ly/3mth68eCheck out our community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5Special thanks to...- Host: Jack Smart- Producer: Jamie Muffett- Social media: Katie Minard, Alysa Cirelli- Design: Mark Stinson, Caitlin Watkins- Additional support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Benjamin Lindsay, Oriella St. Louis
BLINDSPOTTING - Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal e un nuovo modo di mettere in scena il razzismo
Fuori Sala - Cinema ma non solo
Nella nostra prima puntata parleremo di Blindspotting, una insolita comedy-drama purtroppo poco conosciuta. La nostra conversazione partirà dal film arrivando a parlare di tematiche dal forte impatto sulla società americana (e non). Link alle nostre piattaforme: linktr.ee/fuorisala Opening and closing music: Happy Song by TazLazuli soundcloud.com/tazlazuli twitter.com/tazlazuli
Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) and Alan S. Kim ("Minari”)
Variety Awards Circuit
Daveed Diggs discusses the lasting impact of "Hamilton," which is in the awards hunt this year for the filmed version of the musical. We also discuss Diggs' busy roster, which includes Showtime’s "The Good Lord Bird" and TNT's "Snowpiercer." Additionally, we speak to Alan S. Kim, the young actor who just won a Critics Choice Award for his role in "Minari." And on the Awards Circuit roundtable, we go through our final predictions for this year's Oscar nominations.
The story of John Brown and Harpers Ferry is a pivotal piece of American history that's neither well-known nor well-understood — to the extent it's known or understood at all. In 1859, Brown, a militant white abolitionist and religious zealot, led a raid on the federal armory in that small Virginia (now West Virginia) town to acquire weapons and spark a slave revolt to end the peculiar institution and cleanse America of its original sin. The raid was a debacle, failing utterly in its immediate objectives, but ultimately helped to set in motion the chain of events that led to the Civil War. In 2013, the writer and musician James McBride published a novel, "The Good Lord Bird," that was a heavily fictionalized but also historically rooted account of Brown's life. The book went on to win the National Book Award for Fiction that year, and, last fall, spawned a seven-part Showtime mini-series, produced by Blumhouse Television, starring and co-created by the celebrated actor Ethan Hawke as Brown (a performance for which Hawke has been nominated for a Golden Globe this year) and Grammy and Tony Award-winning "Hamilton" phenom Daveed Diggs as the Black abolitionist icon Frederick Douglass.The TV incarnation of "The Good Lord Bird" is an incendiary, irreverent, at times hilarious, at times moving entertainment — beautifully written, gorgeously shot, studded with standout performances. But it's also something more than a stellar costume drama. In its treatment of racism not as an individual moral failing but a system of oppression; its examination of white guilt, ally-ship, and redemption; its illustration of the arguments between incrementalism and radicalism; and its forcing of the question of nonviolence versus by-all-means-necessary-ism, "The Good Lord Bird" is, as Matt Zoller Seitz put it in his review for Vulture, “a historical epic of real vision ... [that] speaks to the present as well as the past ... lead[ing] us to connect what happened back then with what’s happening on American streets right now.” As Black History Month comes to a close, Heilemann sits down with Diggs, Hawke, and McBride to discuss the series, their collaboration, and what Hawke has called the "dangerous" territory where art and race intersect — and that "The Good Lord Bird" illuminates so incandescently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu
The multitalented Daveed Diggs joins Hari and Kamau to talk about translating Blindspotting for TV, James McBride's liberating take on Frederick Douglass, and rich people loopholes in the time of COVID. Plus: Advanced-level Oakland shit, from Dope Era to Children's Fairyland. Find our guest: Daveed Diggs (@DaveedDiggs) And mentioned in the episode: Deconstructed: Inside Biden's Meeting With Civil Rights Leaders https://theintercept.com/2020/12/10/biden-audio-meeting-civil-rights-leaders/Daveed Diggs asks: What to my people is the Fourth of July? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuCeUyItpzEDaveed Diggs: Puppy for Hanukkah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8MkeIo2bUE Find us: Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) http://www.harikondabolu.com/ W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) http://www.wkamaubell.com/ Find the show:Twitter (@PoliticReActive) Facebook (@politicallyreactive)Instagram (@politicallyreactive) Produced by Topic Studios. Part of the WarnerMedia Podcast Network. Full credits. www.PoliticallyReActive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 164 – Daveed Diggs Is New and Older Donald Glover
Out Of Ten Podcast
On this week’s episode of Out Of Ten, we cap off Halloween with a review of the 2nd Halloween-inspired album by Daveed Diggs and Clipping. We also review new albums from Gorillaz, Róisín Murphy, Slow Pulp, and Fuzz. Links: Website – www.outoftenpodcast.com Facebook – Out Of Ten Podcast Twitter – @SageJordan and @MichaelValSev Instagram – @Outoftenpodcast, @thesagejordan and @michaelvjordan. Theme song is San Dingo […] The post Episode 164 – Daveed Diggs Is New and Older Donald Glover appeared first on Out Of Ten Podcast.
Daveed Diggs: Tony Award-winning star of Hamilton says Watch My Joy
The Tight Rope
Episode SummaryIn this episode of The Tight Rope, Dr. Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose connect with Tony award winning actor and rapper Daveed Diggs to dive into his career, upbringing, influences, and playing the “fool.” They wrangle with the nuances of hip hop past and present, colorblind ideologies in theater, and the healing power of Black creativity. Get ready for the twists and turns in this episode of The Tight Rope! Cornel WestDr. Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. A prominent democratic intellectual, social critic, and political activist, West also serves as Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. West has authored 20 books and edited 13. Most known for Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, West appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span, and Democracy Now. West has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films, including Examined Life, and is the creator of three spoken word albums including Never Forget. West brings his focus on the role of race, gender, and class in American society to The Tight Rope podcast. Tricia RoseProfessor Tricia Rose is Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She also holds the Chancellor’s Professorship of Africana Studies and serves as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives. A graduate of Yale (B.A.) and Brown University (Ph.D), Rose authored Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994), Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk about Sexuality and Intimacy (2003), and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters (2008). She also sits on the Boards of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Color of Change, and Black Girls Rock, Inc. Focusing on issues relating to race in America, mass media, structural inequality, popular culture, gender and sexuality and art and social justice, Rose engages widely in scholarly and popular audience settings, and now also on The Tight Rope podcast. Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs, Oakland native, is a rapper, actor, singer, songwriter, and producer. He graduated from Brown University (B.A.), and after his Tony and Grammy Award winning performance as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s widely-acclaimed Broadway production of Hamilton (Best Featured Actor in a Musical (2016) and Best Musical Theater Album (2016)), Brown University conferred Daveed an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. As a member of experimental hip hop group, clipping., Daveed has released multiple albums including their third full-length record, There Existed an Addiction to Blood (2019). He continues acting with roles in Black-ish (2016-2018), Wonder (2017), Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), and Snowpiercer (2020). Daveed wrote, produced, and starred in Blindspotting (2018), a performance that earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Insight from this episode:Strategies for collective healing to massive collective trauma. Details on Daveed’s recent and upcoming creative projects, including reflections on growing up in Oakland and filming Blindspotting. Behind-the-scenes look into how Daveed picks roles and his Black-Jewish heritage. Reflections on diversity in the theater and its audiences. Strategies on exposing children to new music to generate curiosity. Quotes from the show: “How do you step into the unknown in such a way that you bring the best of the past with you? You bring all the love and all the joy and all the memories that’s gone into the shaping of who you are.” –Dr. Cornel West The Tight Rope Episode #5“The vicious legacy of white supremacy has been one in which it has tried to convince Black people that we are less moral, less beautiful, less intellig