Devoted to the Black Playwright since 2008
December 2016 Feature and Community NightDecember is here and so is our RedVolution HIV/AIDS themed feature in commemoration of World AIDS Day. In addition, Playwrights: BRING up to 10 PAGES for a Community Night to follow the short play reading and talkback of Keelay Gipson's "STIGMA"
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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.
There will be a community night following the reading and talkback of this short play! ABOUT STIGMA A group of friends meet to welcome home Kenneth, a runway model who has just spent time in Milan for Fashion Week. With the wine flowing, and the arrival of Kenneth's new significant other, they begin to talk about standards of beauty. Will the mention of a new job opportunity for Kenneth lead their conversation into some stigmatizing territory?
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