Anthony R. Green is a composer, performer, and social justice advocate splitting his time between the U.S. and the Netherlands. With violist Ashleigh Gordon, he is the co-founder of Castle of Our Skins, a Boston-based presenting organization dedicated to promoting Black artistry through music.
With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Green has two upcoming commissions that explore some of the most prominent figures of this movement. On June 13th in Denver, Playground Ensemble will give the world premiere of Shot Glass (Saint Marsha – Pay It No Mind), a portrait of Marsha P. Johnson with text by Elizabeth Baker. In October 2019, the London Song Festival will feature Green’s work about the drag queens of Stonewall, including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. We asked Anthony five questions about his upcoming performances, celebrating Black queer sexuality, and artistic activism.
Read the entire interview as it originally appeared in If You Care to Listen here.