Thursday, November 1, 2007

New York, New York - Award Winning Actor 26 Yr. Old Kevin Byrd Garners International Headlines for Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign

New York, New York - Award Winning Actor 26 Yr. Old Kevin Byrd Garners International Headlines for Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign. Kevin Byrd has been active promoting awareness of Prostate Cancer since the age of 24 through speaking at public forums, distribution of literature and active promotion at his one-man show “Release”.

Kevin Byrd’s International Headlines appeared in The Epoch Times September 20 -26, 2007 Edition pg. A3 article titled Brooklyn Byrd Flies High – Up-and-coming actor raises awareness about prostate cancer. The Epoch Times is published in 30 countries across five continents, and their content is published in 17 languages. The Epoch Times offers print and web editions in Chinese, English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian, as well as web versions in Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Vietnamese and Swedish, and has a circulation of 1.5 million readers.

Kevin Byrd recently starred in his own off-Broadway one-man show, “Release,” in which he played six different men at six different phases of their lives. According to The Epoch Times New York Staff Denise Benson “Amidst the fame Byrd has still flown high, not only working to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer which has a significantly higher rate of occurrence among African Americans males, but also volunteering to help people with autism.”

About “Release”:

For many young men, family, friends and self identity issues arise as early as junior high school. Even though some people do not identify with these problems, if you think you don’t know someone displaying one of the following six dilemmas...think again.

“Release” depicts the lives of 6 personalities, and the lives of 6 men in the age ranges from 18-60, all from different walks of life in a one-man, one night only show. Backed up by a five piece band, “Release" is a show that highlights the emotions and the struggles that men encounter on different angles, revealing a deep sense of exploration.

Written by Kevin Byrd and Jason Hendricks and produced by Marc Meir and Kevin Byrd, “Release” is designed to give the audience a look into the lives of six young men – for instance, Tony – a teenage boy who suffers from identity issues due to not knowing his father. Tommy, another featured character, is an extremely successful college graduate who deals with the challenges of pleasing his mother. These and the other stories portrayed in "Release" contribute to enlightenment of the thought process of young men and as a result, garners understanding and appreciation for them.

Among a myriad of talents, Kevin Byrd is an actor, model, singer, dancer, producer and writer. Byrd starred as Lt. John R. Fox in the award nominated TV special, "Honor Deferred,” produced by Al Roker and Samuel L. Jackson, which premiered on the History Channel. He also wrote, produced, and starred in the award winning film, "The "Last Dayz," Featured in, King Magazine, and the Daily News. Byrd also starred as Cameron Johnson/Cover Model in the bestselling Novel, "Things in Between" by Nathaniel Portis.

Kevin Byrd has won the Cinema Golden Eagle Award and the Freddie Award for “Nicole’s Choice, the Proclamation Award for “The Last Dayz,” and was nominated for the NAMIC Vision Award for “Honor Deferred.”

"Kevin Byrd gives a solid and strong Performance"

Caribbean Life Publications

"Byrd's One man show "Release" is a hit"

Parle Magazine

"Kevin is a revolutionary entertainer"

King Magazine

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