~ RECENT MEDIA ATTENTION ~
Reviews of Michael's book, Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race & Self-Discovery have been posted on Amazon!
Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race & Self-Discovery, Book Review by Kam Williams, appearing in:
Defender Network - May 20, 2011
The Skanner - May 19, 2011
DallasBlack.com - May 18, 2011
KamWilliams.com - May 18, 2011
WGBH Interview - April 26, 2011
The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan, WGN Radio - March 20, 2011
The Michael Eric Dyson Show - March 17, 2011
ForeWord Review by Christine Canfield - March 10, 2011
WCIU-TV Chicago - March 7, 2011
Black at 32, Black Star News - February 26, 2011
ESPN RADIO Los Angeles - February 27, 2011
The Tavis Smiley Show - February 27, 2011
Raised white, mixed-race actor/author tells story of discovery by Karen DeGroot Carter, mixedandhappy.com - February 27, 2011
Exploring the Spectrum from White to Black, The Chicagoist - February 21, 2011
Actor who didn’t know he was black tells story of discovery by Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times - February 20, 2011
Midday Conversations with Cyrus Webb, February 15, 2011
A White Guy Walks into a Bar by Rose Conley, Denver Examiner, February 10th, 2011
Nightly Candy Chat with Nana-Adwoa, February 10, 2011
White Man Learns That He's Really Black: "It Was As If The Glove Fit Perfectly' by Margena A. Christian, EBONY.com - February 10, 2011
How a White Man Became Black Overnight by Michael E. Ross, THE GRIO, February 9, 2011
Surprise! You're African-American, CNN Interview with Don Lemon, February 5, 2011
The Root Interview: Michael Fobserg on Being the Incog-Negro by Greg Thomas, The Root, February 3, 2011
The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, January 12, 2011
Tom Joyner Morning Show with Roland Martin, January 3, 2011
Sirius XM Radio Make it Plain with Mark Thompson
National Urban Radio Networks The Bev Smith Show
WWRL-AM All Things New York with Rennie Bishop
Incognito created discussion about race and family by Joel Hanel, NinerOnline, October 26, 2010
Incognito delivers powerful story, LivingLakeCountry.com Oconomowoc Focus - August 18, 2010
Incognito Theater Review Special by Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times - May 12, 2010
WHAT THE THEATER CRITICS SAY...
Michael Sidney Fosberg's "Incognito" is among the most unique examples of a one-man show that theatergoers are likely to encounter"
"In less talented hands, such an undertaking could have come off as narcissism at its most self-indulgent. But Fosberg's gifts as a writer and actor place his story on a higher plane, offering us a rich account of his own life-altering journey while prompting reflections on this country's complex social history."
"This play has a lot of heart. It's a small show full of big ideas."
"Fosberg inhabits the personal epiphany that is "INCOGNITO" in a tour-de-force performance that is so low key and natural, we never know he's grabbed us till we weep."
"A fascinating and gripping story!"
-LeeAnn Trotter, NBC News Chicago
"One-person autobiographical shows have been done to death. As far as I'm concerned, a handful of terrific performers in the ‘80's and early ‘90's (Spalding Gray, Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Claudia Shear, Heather Woodbury) exhausted the form. And most performers today are just repeating what these giants did 15 to 20 years ago. But there are exceptions, of course, and actor, writer, director Michael Fosberg is one of them. His solo show, "Incognito," is at once an intensely personal journey and an entertaining/enlightening evening of theater."
"Fosberg has clearly thought a lot about American life and his piece is full of insights about how we construct our personal identities and how, in an instant, one's sense of self can be altered forever. The fact that it is also, at times, hilarious, is just gravy."
"What a great story! You have to go out and see INCOGNITO!!"
-Janet Davies, ABC News Chicago
"Michael Fosberg is a writer and performer who regales us with a fascinating, humorous, touching, and ultimately very universal story about the search for one's roots…a sincere and talented storyteller, with something meaningful to say. A must-see."
"His journey becomes our journey…"
"…his story and winning personality capture and hold our attention."
"…the story grabs hold and won't let go."
“”Incognito” will last longer than most new plays because America remains acutely sensitive to the tension that remains between its black and white citizens. The play deals with that tension with insight and without anger.”
- Emerson Lynn, The Iola Register
“I can't think of a better example of the magic of live theatre.” -Dan Born, Kansas City Infozine
"Fosberg has a dynamic presence onstage and writes beautifully. He employs a wide variety of accents, dialects, and body movement to bring his characters to vivid life before our eyes, changing back to himself in an instant."
-Rebecca Daniels, The Woodstock Times
"Watching this exceptional actor arrive at the point of discovery and then soaring with him on his subsequent journey is an extraordinary and unforgetable experience."
-Myra Eder, Star Newspapers
"While Fosberg's story is in itself fascinating and engrossing, the key to the power of this work is his performance. With his natural authenticity and simple honesty, Fosberg connects at such an emotional level with the audience that you can't help but like and empathize with him. "Incognito" is one of the best works I've seen at The Illinois Theatre Center and a wonderful way for the Park Forest theater company to start the new year."
-Betty Mohr, Daily Southtown
"There's a lot to think about here. My recommendation - DON"T MISS THIS SHOW!"
-Carol Moore, NW Indiana Times
"A marvelous piece of work!"
-Richard Steele, WBEZ, NPR Chicago
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