Stew (a.k.a. Mark Stewart) is an American playwright and singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. In the 1990s, he led the cult rock band The Negro Problem, which released several albums, starting with Post Minstrel Syndrome (1997). He wrote the book, lyrics, and music for the autobiographical musical Passing Strange, which played on Broadway in 2008 before becoming a 2009 Spike Lee movie. Most recently, he has performed songs inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin, staged as Notes of A Native Song at Harlem Stage and REDCAT.
All the Poets (Musicians on Writing): Stew
In this monthly series, Scott Timberg interviews musicians on the literary work that has inspired and informed their music....