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 …
In February, we told you about two former Blackboard Features who were part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project.
Well… ESAI’S TABLE is here!
In April the cell will be ringing in it’s second annual C.M.O.R.E. Festival dedicated to Creating More Opportunity for Racial Equity among playwrights, directors, and actors. This year’s festival will present readings of two new plays and a workshop production of The Year of the Bicycle (Performances starting April 13th).
Khadar and Guinivere answer an ad in Essence for what they believe to be Ms. Yasha’s dating service and find “Shoppin’ for N.I.G.G.A.S” a dating service insisting that every black woman needs a N.I.G.G.A. and that every black man is one.
Spring is upon us, and so it seems are writing deadlines. Keeping this in mind, we decided that in lieu of a March Feature, a community night might be more beneficial for … well you… the community. Playwrights bring up to 10 pages of your work (with enough copies for everyone) and Actors bring yourselves! …
This Throwback Thursday, we’d like to highlight Nathan Yungerberg and Jocelyn Bioh, current 2017 Cherry Lane Mentor Project Playwrights with a little time-travel to September 2012.
Support James! We are pleased to announce that James Anthony Tyler’s “Dolphins and Sharks” begins a production this month. It is being produced by Labyrinth Theater Company and will run from February 9 – March 19th.
Ain’t No Mo’ is an uproarious odyssey that portrays The Great Exodus of Black Americans out of a country that is plagued with injustice.
A kaleidoscope of scenes (One for each year of Obama’s presidency) lead us to the moments before, during and after this doutrageous departure.
Born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y., Shashone is an actor who simply got tired of working for free and having nothing to show for it. So she began writing, creating her own projects, not knowing that writing would quickly become her undeniable passion.
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.