About the cell

Our home: the cell Under 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 …

“UNBREAKABLE SOLDIER” November 2016 Feature by Shashone Lambert

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. Unbreakable Soldier…Not even death will stop his purpose.