Devoted to the Black Playwright since 2008
November 2016 FeatureBack on Schedule, November's Feature is on the 2nd Monday of the month! Monday, November 14, 2016 "Unbreakable Soldier" by Shashone Lambert. Click here to find out more about the play and cast!
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September - December Line-Up3 Feature and a Community Night encompass the last 4 months of 2016 for Blackboard Plays. Learn more here!
Our home: the cellUnder the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian and Artistic Director, Kira Simring, Blackboard has called the cell home since 2008. As a resident series, we were developed and incubated in this space. Check out the cell and the other series and artists finding support in a way not found at other artistic homes and organizations around New York City.
Since 2008, Blackboard has been devoted to Black playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Join us every 2nd Monday of the month @ the cell our home in Chelsea's Manhattan where we have been incubated as a resident series @ the cell.
Minutes turn into hours, hours into days, days into weeks, and weeks into…TRAGEDY. Unbreakable Soldier was inspired by the tragic story of Kalief Browder; a hero in his own right. It encompasses fictional encounters of Kalief, in real circumstances from his past up until his heartbreaking death, while daringly and un-apologetically bringing light to the mental, emotional and physical effects of being subjected to solitary confinement as a youth as well as the unjust justice system.
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