Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tennesee State University Presents Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare · Directed by Barry Scott
The Montague's are "the Crips", the Capulet's are "the Bloods" as the words of Shakespeare collide with the world of African American street gangs.
Tennessee State University Summer Stock Theatre will present William Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET at the TSU Performing Arts Center Cox/Lewis Theater from July 24th through August 10th.
A long, hot summer in the housing projects of Nashville enflames the old feud between the Montague's and the Capulet's leading to public brawls. As the tension builds in the streets, two teenagers fall in love at first sight. Married in secret, they hope for reconciliation between the two rival gangs. When short tempers lead to deadly consequences, the young lovers find themselves alone and on the run, facing impossible odds and making desperate decisions.
What starts as a bawdy teenage comedy transforms into a heart-stirring romance for the ages, and features the shining lyricism of Shakespeare's extraordinary poetry.
Director Barry Scott says, "This particular approach has an important social relevance for urban America today. This treatment fits like a glove."
Romeo and Juliet is slated for a three week run at the TSU Performing Arts Center Cox/Lewis Theater. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm, July 24 through August 10, 2008. Tickets are $10. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups.*
To purchase tickets or for more information, call Barry Scott: 615-963-5742 · fax: 615-963-5742.
Showtimes: Week One:
Thursday, July 24, through Saturday July 26, at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday's, July 27, at 3:00 p.m. ·
Week Two:
Thursday, July 31, through Saturday, August 2, at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 3, at 3:00 p.m.·
Week Three:
Thursday, August 7, through Saturday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m.& Sunday, August 10, at 3:00 p.m.
The Tennessee State University Performing Arts Center Cox/Lewis Theater is located on Albion Street. From I-40 West, Exit 28th Avenue Go straight through traffic Light onto Albion Street. Turn Right at 2nd Stop sign (35th Avenue North). Turn Left into Lot H. The Performing Arts Center is the building with the white fins.
For more information, please call: Barry Scott 615-963-5742 or email him at:
*$7 for TSU Faculty & Staff and $3 for students with I.D.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Orisha Tales Repertory Radio Theatre Company New Show July 17th (NYC)

We Are Creative People
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Time: July 17th thru August 10, 2008 from 8pm to 10pm
Organized By: Orisha Tales Repertory Radio Theatre Company

Event Description:
What do you get when you’ve had twenty-two years as a retired NYPD police officer and sixteen years as a initiated Yoruba priest, who happens to be a radio dramatist, composer, sound designer and playwright, with a story to tell? The must see dance drama, a spectacular mixture of music, song, dance, lights, puppetry and costumes, explores the finite but myriad possibilities of the human condition, regarding the never ending question of fate versus one’s will as it is tested time and time again by Orunmila in his arrogance, ego, self deception and his defiance of Olodumare’s (God) wisdom. This must see production is written by the multiple award winning David D. Wright, directed and choreographed by the AUDELCO AWARD winning, Baraka de Soleil, with the creative input and consultation of The National Black Theatre, Founder, Dr Barbara Ann Teer. This is the THIRD collaboration of David D. Wright, Orisha Tales, and The National Black Theatre, which includes the multiple Audelco Award winning OYA, and Sango (Lord of Thunder).
Contact: 212.722.4881
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Call For Plays 6/30 Deadline

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland
Playwrights are invited to submit their full-length plays to the University's annual New Play Festival.
We enjoy plays that experiment with structure and language and address race, class, and power in America.
Submission guidelines:
1. Plays must be received by June 30, 2008
2. Plays must feature diverse casts for three to five college-aged performers.
3. Submissions cannot have received a professional production.
4. The selected play will receive a reading at The Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival over Labor Day Weekend and on the campus of Bowie State University this fall.
5. Musicals are not accepted at this time.
6. Plays must be submitted via e-mail to in pdf format.
7. Submissions should include a brief author bio.
8. $500 prize to the selected script.
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