ICON TALKS PRESENTS “AN EVENING OF EMPOWERMENT” WITH ACTOR, OMARI HARDWICK FROM STARZ HIT SHOW “POWER” ON JUNE 30TH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AT ARENA STAGE
Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2016) – The “Icon Talks” empowerment tour is headed to Washington, D.C. for an intimate evening with actor, artist and poet Omari Hardwick, who is best known for his current role as James “Ghost” St. Patrick on the critically acclaimed Starz Network hit show, “POWER”. The black carpet event will be hosted at Arena Stage, The Mead Center for American Theatre on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:30pm. (Black Carpet Arrivals and VIP Reception; 6:30pm)
Icon Talks will utilize this powerful platform to “Entertain, Engage and Inspire” the audience, through a personal conversation and performance from Hardwick, who will engage in an on stage discussion with DC attorney, social philanthropist and New Age Millennial Voice, John Burns. The “Icon Talk” will reveal Hardwick’s journey and rise to prominence, disseminating the message of “Embracing the Power in You.”
Hardwick’s story is truly a compelling testimony of perseverance. His life lessons include the rise and fall of his professional athletic career, the humility of homelessness and the proverbial Hollywood story of the struggling actor living out of his car. Despite these hurdles, Hardwick persevered pursuing his original love for the arts and acting. The audience will get the opportunity to gain insight of the intimate details of this voyage as Burns guides the conversation on stage.
Following the on stage discussion, Hardwick will share his artistic love delivering an emotional performance of his original sonnets in spoken word poetry accompanied by live instruments and performers. Hardwick is a dedicated and consummate poet who has penned over 4000 poems some of which he has performed in front of audiences nationwide. Although widely acclaimed as an actor, his poetic talents move audiences with an emotional charge. In addition to acting and poetry, Hardwick is a founding member of Plan B Inc. Theater Group, a co-founder of Los Angeles Actor’s Lounge and has big plans for his production company, Bravelife’s expansion.
The event will also include a performance by recording artist Tulani and other surprise guests. Icon Talks will also recognize DC area icons who have shown a commitment to service and community empowerment.
Icon Talks is an avant-garde platform offering intimate discussion, insight and performance with icons from various walks of life–from music moguls to professional athletes, CEO’s, actors and activists. Our performances and conversations explore paths to success and provide a platform to engage, entertain and inspire! “We are excited to have a talent of Omari’s caliber to join us for this event,” says John Burns, co- founder of Icon Talks, “his story is incredibly amazing and he will definitely impact and inspire the audience.”
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