Sunday, May 21 @ 7:30 PM
Written by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali
"Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. It lights the way for a pregnant Olivia, who's struggling with her sexuality. She finds comfort in herfiery speech writing which becomes the sole force behind her charismatic husband, Charles, and his successful Movement, to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When hate attempts to extinguish their blaze after four little girls are bombed in a church, the smoke that sits atop Olivia and Charles' marriage thickens - as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that"this world ain't no place to raise a colored child."
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Now teaching 4-week intensives designed for actors who are looking to further develop their performance skill, deepen their approach to the text, sharpen audition technique and meet and form relationships with industry professionals.
Click here for more information on the Actor's Advocate program.
The Dramatist Guild Fund will host its Annual Presentation of New Work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizon in New York on September 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The Presentation features excerpts from work by the 2015-2016 class including Jonathan Payne's piece Poor Edward starring Sheria Irving and Ugo Chukwu. Click here for the full Broadway World article.
Red Bull Theater presents The 6th Annual
SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
Monday, July 25, 7:30 pm
Lucille Lortel Theatre • 121 Christopher Street
Featuring brand new plays by Kate Abbruzzese, Emily Taplin Boyd,
Lisa D’Amour, Amy Freed, Anchuli Felicia King, Dakin Matthews,
Bridgette Dutta Portman, Lynn Rosen
Directed by Louisa Proske and Evan Yionoulis
Featuring Mamoudou Athie, Becca Blackwell, Sheria Irving,
Daniel K. Isaac, Roberta Maxwell, Amelia Pedlow, Mary Lou Rosato,
Amanda Quaid, Susannah Schulman Rogers, Phoebe Strole,
Sam Tsoutsouvas, CJ Wilson, and more!
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Full of intrigue, farce, and sexual politics, Fit for a Queen is a tragicomedy of epic proportions that highlights a largely unknown story of an African woman who took power and maintained control of the most advanced and powerful civilization the ancient world had yet known. Written by Betty Shamieh. Directed by Tamilla Woodard. This public reading is part of a week-long intensive investigation and will be held at New Dramatists on MAY 19 2016 @ 7:00PM. Click here to reserve your seat!
I'm thrilled to announce that Black Movie Night will make its World Premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France! The official screening of the short film will take place on May 18th at 11:30am at the Palais H Theater. Click here for official information.
Join me at New Dramatists for a public reading of Poor Edward, written by Princess Grace Fellowship winner Jonathan Payne, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian and starring Ugo Chukwu and myself.
Opal and Eddie are together. Well, she’d call it survival, and he’d call it penance. As night descends, two people grapple for a good enough story to make a new life for each other in this hypnotic, haunted tale of intimacy and survival.
APR 25 2016 @ 7:00PM
When deciding to celebrate a night of black cinema instead of the Oscars, two actors find themselves caught between their right to protest the lack of diversity, and their own ambitions.
Check out the trailer below!