Levee Monologue from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson – Efrain Gomez

This is one of monologues by the character, Levee, from August Wilson's play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Beautiful, powerful writing by August Wilson -- and now it's in movie form with the late Chadwick Boseman playing this character, Levee!

This is one of monologues by the character, Levee, from August Wilson’s play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Beautiful, powerful writing by August Wilson — and now it’s in movie form with the late Chadwick Boseman playing this character, Levee!

I learned and performed this monologue back in a college acting class, and it’s always stuck with me. This is a performance for fun in honour of the Netflix film release. 

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