Award-winning actor Charles S. Dutton brought his one-man stage play, “From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage” to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recently to benefit the U.S. Dream Academy, Inc. The show captures a series of events in Dutton’s journey through life, from the streets of East Baltimore to becoming a celebrated actor, director and Broadway star. The performance showcased Dutton’s talents alongside nine Duke Ellington School of the Arts students, including Derrica Kisha Kearney (above left), who played “Cordelia” to Dutton’s King Lear in a scene from the William Shakespeare play King Lear. Proceeds for the event will aid children of incarcerated parents. / Photos by Shantella Y. Sherman
Actor Charles S. Dutton during a rehearsal performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Northwest.