Can I Speak For You Brother?

Can I Speak For You Brother?

 San Jose, California, USA
BandComedySpoken Word

For 32 years this Black play has depicted history. It's now in the present by adding Barack Obama's "race" speech. Traditionally a college market stall worth, the show's actor worked on Sean Penn's Oscar winning "MILK" plus was seen in Will Smith’s “Pursuit of Happyness” and in “Rent"


Mr. Walker's attendance at the 2008 Denver Democratic National Convention led to a position as Barack Obama Campaign Washoe County, Nevada Deputy Field Organizer. With his continued Obama volunteer service honored at the "We The People" 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball, actor Phillip E Walker brings authentic historic perspective to African American leadership.

Therein, he now proposes to deliver his theatrical Black leaders depiction to your community, closing with the 44th President of the United States.

Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California~Davis.

Master of Arts in Theatre History/Criticism from the University of Illinois~Urbana.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Loyola University of Chicago.

Phillip has worked in more than 300 plays, films, TV & industrial productions, etc. and performed in every United State at least twice!


Opening with a choreopoem about the “middle passage,” next is an authentic, comic slave folk tale. Then the first Negro to win the Congressional Medal of Honor’s report is followed by a post Civil War Frederick Douglass speech. Moving into modern times, the play depicts an anti drug Malcolm X scene, succeeded by a puppet show debate between Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois. A song about Martin Luther King, Jr. leads to a 1970's Haki R. Madhubuti recitation on self determination. The play then closes with President Barack Obama's Philadelphia "race" speech.

Set List

The play is one hour plus in length.

It comes with a full day of FREE classes, lectures and workshops. These activities not only broaden community usage but are excellent publicity for the performance.