‘revolutionary humanism’ has been thwarted by a society contemptuous of consciousness and therefore has left many artists & thinkers, beholden only to themselves, to define or accept what it means to succeed or fail as one whose social consciousness is not something to wear on one’s sleeve, but a compulsion of which to respond…

KANGALEE’S CAVE hosts critical writings by Juilliard alum (Group 25) and Actors Studio member Dennis Leroy Kangalee (DLK)  -that contributes to a radical media ecology and a new advocacy for the artist in an ever-increasingly corporate and reactionary society.  A critic for the Luminal mobile cinema and best known as the director of the cult classic As an Act of Protest, many of these writings exhibit a Fanonian-Marxist ideology that celebrates  outsider art, dissident views, independent thinking, radical Black filmmaking, the vitality of protest art  and the power of visual liberation.  

Offbeat and forever at odds with the arts establishment (industry), as an actor and monologist, Kangalee’s work has challenged, stirred, inspired and aggravated all the right people.  He is known as an “actor’s actor” and his recent turn in Samuel Beckett’s 1958 masterpiece Krapp’s Last Tape proved he is at the top of his form. 

Founder of the Kangalee Arts Ensemble (aka ‘Kangalee Arts’) an informal group of artists that inspires and advocates for the soul of the actor whose work is personal as well as political, it is an outgrowth of both DLK’s obsession with Theater of the Absurd, the Clown as Liberator and Peter Brook’s notion of the empty space.   He offers both private Acting coaching and consultations for artists who don’t quite fit the pre-established categories or genres of acting, drama, or filmmaking. 



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