Friday, February 26, 2016

The Impossibility of Black Citizenship

"Under the direction of Daniel Alexander Jones, this production of Gem of the Ocean employs the theatrical jazz aesthetics that rest on “the break”—the jazz space where improvisation happens, where the unknown is sought, where Black life is allowed to flourish free of externally imposed sanctions. This fertile space of new possibilities is precisely what the present moment of racial turmoil demands."

Black Mary (Omoze Idehenre), Aunt Ester (Margo Hall), and Eli (David Everett Moore) in anguish over their friend, Solly Two Kings (Juney Smith), being shot. Photo by Kevin Berne
Marin Theatre Company's dramaturg, Dr. Omi Jones, commentary on the company's production of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean is a must read. Check it out here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oscar winner LUPITA NYONG'O stars in ECLIPSED on Broadway (Previews begin 2/23)

Win tickets to see the show here.

ECLIPSED is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Directed by South African-born LIESL TOMMY (The Good Negro, Appropriate). Written by Zimbabwean-American playwright and actress DANAI GURIRA (star of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and co-author of In The Continuum). ECLIPSED is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience—and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season. For more information and tickets, visit

Monday, February 15, 2016

James A Tyler's DOLPHINS AND SHARKS, Friday, February 19th (New Jersey)

NEXT Blackboard: FRIDAY, February 19, 2016 
Art House Productions 
136 Magnolia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

To learn more, please click here.