Dennis Leroy Kangalee | The New Engagement

Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Born in 1976, from Queens, NY. Best known as the director of the cult classic “As an Act of Protest,” DLK was the first artist to ever induct a Black Theater Seminar at Juilliard and one of the youngest theater directors in the 1990s. Poet, performer, essayist, Protest art historian, radical media ecologist, he is an advocate for the independent and political artists working outside and underneath mainstream culture. He returns to the screen in Brian Alessandro’s “A Saintly Madness” which will be shot in the Fall of 2020.

 

Work by This Artist

By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Morality is a creative endeavor.

The Operation story art
By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Cold, clinical discomfort; a soul screams as it is split in two.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

With an atrocity ancient and a wound permanent.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By Dennis Leroy Kangalee, Nina Fleck

The defiant face of a spirit heavy.

Rooftop Scene from As An Act of Protest
By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Incendiary, confrontational, and necessary. The excerpt from a feature film that presents a relevant and challenging moral struggle.

By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Sound the dirge. A lament for our age.

Join Us!

Mercy, ingenuity, nuance, complex truths, guts and honor still matter! Join us in proclaiming so by purchasing, or giving the gift of, The New Engagement in print.

Order Today!

Follow Us

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
~ James Baldwin

Help us spread the ethos of compassion and understanding by joining our social media networks and sharing generously!

Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

The New Engagement

The New Engagement endeavors a novel approach to discovering, introducing, and showcasing writers, artists, and filmmakers, by providing them digital and print platforms, while encouraging and supporting their social-consciousness.