As the multi-talented Billy Porter begins filming his latest role Pray Tell in the new Ryan Murphy FX musical series, Pose, he tells us why his art is imbued with his sense of purpose and his activism. A leader in The Resistance, he insists that we must find ways of being enraged in graceful and forgiving ways. We talk about why his return to his Tony-winning role in Kinky Boots last year was a way to find a place to put that rage in service to his art, his sense of his artful purpose having changed the first time he saw Angels in America, which is opening on Broadway this season and in which he portrayed Belize in the play’s last revival in New York at Signature Theatre. James Baldwin said, “Artists are here to disturb the peace.” Hear Porter disturb it in this inspiring Q and A.
Catherine M L Facundo
A wonderful interview with Billy Porter by Kevin Sessums! Loved it! One of the best interviews in a long time!