Actor Jeffrey Wright reads his favorite Walt Whitman poem, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" from the Walt Whitman Houses in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, on WORKS IN PROGRESS, a new TV series in development from creator Ina Howard-Parker.
WORKS IN PROGRESS is a new TV series about writers and other storytellers around the world, and the revolutionary new technologies forever changing how we share our stories. Each episode is shot on location in a new place to show how we are all connected, locally and globally, through the stories we tell.
In the premiere episode, we visited Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, a neighborhood with a rich cultural heritage, to meet some of the writers and artists who live and work there including former Sierra Leone child soldier Ishmael Beah, award-winning novelist Jennifer Egan, legendary jazz musician Bill Lee, Walt Whitman devotee Daryl Blaine Ford, creative genius Carl Hancock Rux, Def Jam poet Suheir Hammad, singer Nucomme, and star of stage and screen, actor Jeffrey Wright.
Creator, Host, Producer: Ina Howard Parker
Executive Producer: Rod Alleyne
Director of Photography: Francisco Aliwalas