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We Will Rise Conversation Series with Bryan Terrell Clark


Bryan Terrell Clark is an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who has performed in hugely successful Broadway shows and a wide range of popular television programming for various networks.

In 2019, Bryan reprised his role as George Washington in the record-breaking Broadway hit Hamilton.  He made his Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical, which received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album”. Bryan also starred opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett in the acclaimed drama Fences at the Pasadena Playhouse. Additional theater credits include the Mark Taper Forum’s production of Immediate Family directed by Phylicia Rashad, the Alliance Theatre’s Sophisticated Ladies and His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theater.

Most recently, Bryan appeared in Ava DuVernay’s highly acclaimed Netflix mini series When They See Us, Cherish the Day and Queen Sugar on the OWN network. He will appear in Shonda Rhymes’ Inventing Anna on Netflix and Warner Brothers Snowpiercer in 2020. Among his other numerous television appearances include CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, CSI: NY and The Unit. He has also had roles on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, Fox’s Empire, USA Network’s Royal Pains as well as BET’s The New Edition Story and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. In addition, Bryan appeared in the film Collateral Beauty, which was released in 2016 by Warner Bros. 

As a singer, songwriter and producer, he was co-writer on Mary J. Blige’s Irreversible on the album My Life II and has performed with such artists as Maxwell, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker, Michael Bublé and many others. 

Bryan’s production company Artists Park Productions has a creative collaboration with INE Entertainment, a leading independent production company on a series of digital and television projects.

Clark is the co-founder of inDEFINED, an initiative that inspires and teaches young people to use their voices to erase constrictive labels in our society. He is also the recipient of the 2018 VOICE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD From Rutgers University, the 2019 GALLERY OF SUCCESS AWARD from Temple University, HELP USA 2019 “Help Hero Award” for Volunteerism for his ongoing commitment to social change and activism.  

Bryan Terrell Clark graduated from the Yale School of Drama and Temple University. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. 

Pascale Florestal is a Director, Educator, Dramaturg and Collaborator based in Boston, MA. Directing credits include; La Divinia with MetroWest Opera, Deferred; An Episodic Radio Play with NorthEastern University, Virtual Attendance by Miranda Adekoje with The Huntington Theater Company; Dream Boston Audio Plays, Tam’s Two Dads by Michael Bobbitt with The Theater Offensive, Back The Night by Melinda Lopez at Boston College, We Are Proud to Present… by Jackie Sibblies Drury at Brandeis University, Marie & Rosetta by George Brant at Greater Boston Stage Company, Code Listen by Shaw Pong Liu at The Millenium Stage of The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Shrek The Musical! (Greater Boston Stage Company), An Education in Prudence (Open Theatre Project) and Kentucky by Lean Nanako Winkler with Pine Manor College. 

Pascale is a lover of new play development working as the Boston Project Coordinator with SpeakEasy Stage 2018-2019. She has also directed several staged readings of new plays by Michael Hisamoto, Marcus Gardley, Obehi Janice, Phaedra Michelle Scott, Greg Lam and others. As an Assistant to the Director she has worked with Kimberly Senior, Liesl Tommy, Billy Porter, Paul Daigneault and M. Bevin O'Gara. Recent dramaturgy for Christina Anderson’s play The Resurrection of Michelle Morgan with Geva Theater, Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over with SpeakEasy Stage Co-Produced with The Front Porch Arts Collective and Breathe & Imagination by Daniel Beaty with Lyric Stage  Co-Produced with The Front Porch Arts Collective. She is the Education Director for The Front Porch Arts Collective where she created The Young Critics Program, an educational program that strives to foster and incubate the next generation of arts critics. She is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory and is the recent recipient of The Greg Ferrell Award for her excellence in teaching.


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Join actor, singer, songwriter, and producer Bryan Terrell Clark in discussion with Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Assistant Professor of Theater, Pascale Florestal, for an interactive and engaging exploration of Black identity in theatre, television, and the music industry. Listen to Bryan discuss his experiences on Broadway in iconic hits such as Hamilton and Motown: The Musical, while learning about his career journey, various entrepreneurial pursuits, and his personal commitment to social change and activist work.

Bryan asks you to come in, ready to be real. This is a space to process and unpack our humanity and truths together - without judgment - giving voice to the hard questions and new realities of the time.