Now Booking for US and International Dates for 2024 and 2025

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 09, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Today, actor, poet, speaker and lecturer, Charles Reese, has announced plans for a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of the late civil rights activist, expatriate, and novelist James Baldwin.

Produced through his company, Teeth and Eyes Communications, LLC the critically acclaimed Cultural Architect for Public Engagement (C.A.P.E.) is now accepting bookings beginning in 2024 through 2025 for his signature salon series An Evening in History with James Baldwin, Featuring Charles Reese.

The announcement comes on the heels of his sold-out performance at the Bijlmer Parktheater in Amsterdam, produced by Afrispectives and Emerson College as part of Reese’s summer residency at the James Baldwin Writers Colony at Kasteel Well Global Center in the Netherlands. Reese will now focus on engaging with additional educational and cultural institutions who want to celebrate Baldwin at 100 in the USA and abroad.

“Celebrating James Baldwin at 100: Reimagining, Remaking Ourselves and Each Other will serve as our yearlong theme for this centennial commemoration as we bear witness and remember one of the greatest writers of our time.” says Reese.

An Evening in History with James Baldwin, Featuring Charles Reese is an immersive, fun, thought-provoking experience! The salon series blends elements of social commentary, audience participation, laughter, memory, and powerful excerpts from the Off-Broadway Play “James Baldwin A Soul on Fire by Howard B. Simon, edited by Charles Reese (now available on Amazon.)

Reese takes the audience through profound accounts of Black joy, pain, work, and triumph. It is riveting, contemporary, and bold. Not only a celebration but an exploration of Baldwin’s timeless words and sentiments, encouraging viewers to bear witness and hold the mirror to oneself.

Currently there are three packages available for An Evening in History with James Baldwin, Featuring Charles Reese. Highlights include an in-class lecture, performative & interactive readings, followed by audience Q&A, and book signing. Please email Shameka Brown at [email protected] for pricing and information.

Up next, catch Reese on Friday, January 19th, 2024, when he sits down with the He Said, He Said, He Said, Live Podcast as he shares more on kicking off his celebration of Baldwin at 100 for 2024 & 2025. Tune in via YouTube at 4:00PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

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Charles Reese is a multi-hyphenated actor, author, programmatic curator and CEO of the Teeth and Eyes Communications, LLC. He has carved out his own lane in the entertainment industry including 25 years of widely acclaimed work as an advocate and promoter of James Baldwin. This work has taken him from Off-Broadway to around the globe. To view his latest work visit his YouTube channel To book Charles for your next engagement visit his website at

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