Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Nasser Entertainment Group - African American Stories for TV
FUNNYLINGUS (Best Strange Play) by Owa. An actress onstage and a priest in the audience take the conflict between the theater and the church to a strange new place..
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Open Call for Plays
The DC Drama Department is proud to announce DC’s first Black Theatre Festival, August 1 - 8, 2010. We are looking for works in 3categories, in any genre, including plays which incorporate movement, dance, and music. Playwrights of all skill levels are encouraged to submit. A cash award will be given to the winning playwrights for both the 10-minute and One-Act Plays. All chosen Full-length Plays are supported by the festival where100% of the ticket sales going directly to the performing group.
•10-Minute Plays: Running time MUST NOT exceed 10 minutes in length and run AT LEAST 5 minutes.
•One Act Plays: Running time MUST NOT exceed 30 minutes in length and run AT LEAST 15 minutes.
•Full-length Plays: Running time MUST NOT exceed 2.5 hours in length and run AT LEAST 60 minutes.
Please submit the following:
1. The playwright's bio and contact information. Title page must include name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
2. A short synopsis of the play.
3. A complete script with numbered pages and a cover page.
4. There is a $25 submission fee for all submission categories.
Submissions should be emailed to the DC Black Theatre Festival at submissions@DCBTF.org. And all submission fees paid online at www.DCBTF.org. Any questions, please contact the DCBTF Staff at info@DCBTF.org
Deadline for all submissions are Monday, May 31, 2010 at 12:00 am.
Hello, Family, Friends and Colleagues,
Jimmy Gary Jr.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thanks for all your love and support - WE NEED YOU TO HELP US GROW.
How you can help:
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Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Directed by Karen Maloney
The Super Slam by Another Country Productions
Monday, April 12 & Tues April 12
The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
"A Party at the Crossroads" Written & performed by Mwalim
Directed by Born Bi-Kim
Wednesday, April 21
South Yarmouth Public Library
312 Old Main Street, S. Yarmouth, MA
"Knock and it Shall Open" part 2 of the "Among Brothers" Trilogy by Mwalim
Directed by Naheem Garcia
The PACK in Cooperation with New African Company
Saturday, April 24
William E. Reed Auditorium - Prince Hall Grand Lodge
24 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121
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- August Wilson
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Michael Oatman's "Eclipse: The War Between Pac and B.I.G." and Cleveland's Karamu House, where Oatman is the playwright in residence, picks up NYT attention. You can read today's article online here and hear Mike's insightful take on Tupac's contribution to pop culture and society in the NYT video "The Hamlet of Hip-Hop" by clicking the post's title. Congratulations Mike and Terrence Spivey, Artistic Director at Karamu House.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Walker International Communications Group
In Association With
Community Works, Harlem Arts Alliance
International Communications Association
Present Denise Flemming's
A Command Performance
Monday APRIL 12, 2010
Suggested Donation - $10.00
Special Dinner Package Available
This solo performance is a powerful and riveting theatrical experience that exposes multiple personalities buried in an abusive past. Through Flemming's gripping portrayal of the characters, she reveals that the things we experience as young people truly affect us for the rest of our lives.
Winter Supper - $20
Winterkill is pleased to be partnering with Spoonbread Caterers to offer a dinner package with dinner served immediately following the show. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fine performance and fine dining. A discussion with the playwright Denise Flemming will be included in the dinner package.
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES
For Reservations & Information
Call - 212 926-2550 x25 or 718 703 2260
The Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
(Entrance on 123rd St. between
Frederick Douglass Blvd. & St. Nicholas Ave.)
This program is sponsored in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs New York City, New York City Council,
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Majority Whip Inez E. Dickens, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Arlen Charitable Trust. Proud Member of the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Coalition of Theatres of Color.
To make reservations, please click the post's title.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
To Be Presented by
The P.A.C.K. at African Lodge 459 Opening Ceremony
DORCHESTER – Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1 pm, “Knock and it Shall Open” will be performed as a part of the bi-annual opening of African Lodge 459. “Knock and it Shall Open” is the second part of the “Among Brothers” trilogy.
“Among Brothers” written by Mwalim (MJ Peters), and directed by Naheem Garcia depicts Prince Hall’s efforts to organize and lead African Lodge, the first African American Freemasonic lodge in the United States, between the years 1775 and 1787, when the African Lodge physically received it’s charter from the Grand Lodge of England, establishing the lodge as African Lodge 459. The production is by The P.A.C.K. (Performing Artists Communicating Knowledge) a dramatic arts project under the collaborative direction of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Historian Committee and New African Company. This performance is free and open to the public at the William E. Reed Auditorium, 24 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121.
“Knock and It Shall Open” explores the years of 1776 and 1777 when Hall signed and is said to have authored petitions for the abolition of slavery as well as a petition requesting the Continental Army to enlist Free Blacks as more then menial and serving class. The play features actors drawn from the membership of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge including Christopher Andrews, Eugene Bryant, Walter Taylor, John Ferrick, William Burroughs, and Dubois Marshall.
The first part of the trilogy, “Seek and Ye Shall Find” was presented during the 2008 opening of African Lodge 459, marking the first time that any part of African Lodge 459 was open to the public so that the general public could be admitted to see the play.
Mwalim (MJ Peters) is an award-winning playwright, performing artist, filmmaker and educator. He is currently the Worshipful Master of Union Lodge #4 in New Bedford, MA and the recently installed Grand Historian for the Grand Lodge as well as a tenured Associate Professor of English and African/African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Naheem Garcia is a noted actor, director and arts educator, and is currently and Education and Community Associate for the Huntington Theatre Company.
Both are long standing members of the New African Company, New England’s oldest continuous professional Black theater company.
For more information, contact the Prince Hall Grand Lodge at 617-445-1145
MWALIM (MJ Peters)
Associate Professor of English & African/ African American Studies
Univ of Mass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
ATTENTION: Public Relations Rock Stars, Bloggers & Social Media Moguls! – Work for Alicia Keys!
Yes, THE Alicia Keys! This is an Opportunity of a Lifetime!
Alicia Keys’s voice has reached millions, but she needs your help to blast it into the blogosphere! If you have what it takes, you could be the Head Blogger for the new site www.IAAS.com. The goal of IAAS.com (I Am A Super Woman) is to create an online community connecting, inspiring, and broadcasting important topics related to women. You will be the main voice of the website aiming to motivate and encourage women all over the globe! This is an opportunity to turn your creative writing, blogging, and social media skills into a promising career within the Arts & Entertainment industry.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
OSHUN, A YORUBA DANCE DRAMA, written by David D. Wright and directed by Roderick Giles, is a biographical account of the female Orisa of the Ifa tradition, who represents the gamut of human emotions. Oshun's story starts from Creation, until she is confronted with the choice of sacrificing herself to save her peers and humankind. It is the depiction of an extraordinary feminine power through the ages. A must see for young and old alike.
Please click post's title to visit National Black Theatre website.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
LA's Premiere African American Theatre Company
the World Premiere of a New Play
by Bernardo Solano
LANGSTON & NICOLAS
Told through poetry, music and dance, LANGSTON & NICOLAS explores the friendship between iconic African American poet Langston Hughes and Afro-Cuban poet laureate Nicolas Guillen. Written by Bernardo Solano and co-commissioned by Towne Street Theatre and the Robey Theatre Company, LANGSTON & NICOLAS is the story of two men, two countries, two dreams and one enduring friendship.
LANGSTON & NICOLAS will open Friday, April 9th and continue through Sunday, May 2nd. There will also be three half-priced previews - Fri 4/2, Sat 4/3, and Thu 4/8. All performances are at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., (corner of Hollywood & Highland) Los Angeles, California 90028. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM.
Conceived and directed by Towne Street Theatre Artistic Director, Nancy Cheryll Davis, this production of LANGSTON & NICOLAS is made possible in part by funding from The Ford Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.
Tickets for LANGSTON & NICOLAS can be purchased online at their website (click post's title to take you there). Regular tickets are $25.00, with discounts for seniors, students, and union members with ID. For additional information, email Towne Street Theatre at info@townestreet. org or call (213) 624-4796.
Havana, 1930. Young journalist Nicolas Guillen harbors dreams of becoming a poet. Langston Hughes visits Havana in search of a composer for a new opera. After Nicolas interviews Langston for a local newspaper, the two men inimitably bond. Langston's keen interest in black Cuban life impresses Nicolas, who guides him to a vibrant Afro-Cuban club; allowing a glimpse of Cuba never experienced by an average tourist. Their meeting also empowers Nicolas - perhaps he can speak for black Cuba the same way that Langston is speaking for black America?
After Langston leaves Cuba, their profound connection is kept alive through letters. Nicolas is inspired to write poetry marrying the vernacular of contemporary black Cuba with the native musical style of Son (mirroring Langston's poetic mesh of African American vernacular and Blues music). The play explores their friendship over the next thirty years - covering the Spanish War, the Cuban Revolution, and the Civil Rights movement - to Langston's death in 1967. As with all friendships, theirs is a tapestry woven of joy, conflict, and demands from each other - some that are met, some that are not.
by Garlia Cornelia Jones
directed by Mason Beggs
Struggling with her own religion and sexuality, Jacqueline must negotiate her relationship with Abia, a male-identified female, as he decides whether or not to begin the process of physically becoming a man.
Chaelon Costello as ABIA
LaChrisha Brown as JACQUELINE
Ché Lyons as EDEN
Kiel Perry as KEON
Ema Lakovic as DR. TERRY
Reading followed by a 20 minute talkback Donations Greatly Appreciated.