James Anthony Tyler’s “Some Old Black Man”, which was a Blackboard feature in August of 2012, is up at 59E59! We are so proud of James and hope that you support his work.
Meet the Cast of Nike Kadri’s “Paradigm Table” and RSVP for the Monday, February 12th reading!
On Monday, February 12, 2018 we will feature a reading of Nike Kadri’s film, “Paradigm Table”.
Casting Details coming soon. RSVP Today!
Do you have your reservations for our 2nd Feature of the month at Pearl Studios on Monday, January 22nd? Learn more about “Stuck” by Paris Crayton III.
ABOUT THE PLAY: Jacob Charles has always been great at suppressing his true feelings until one night, after a few drinks, he gives in to what he has secretly always longed for. Shortly after, he receives news of his girlfriend’s pregnancy which sends him through a whirlwind of emotions. He begins to have therapy sessions with Whitney Armstrong, who is also going through her own problems trying to manage a relationship with a married woman.
We’re bringing you two readings this month!
1 @ the cell on Monday, January 8, 2018
1 at Pearl Studios on Monday, January 22, 2018
In September, we will have existed (survived) a decade as a monthly series for Black Playwrights from the African Diaspora… in New York City.
Helps us make our needs for the year: rent, stipends and studio space for our podcast.
It’s the end of the year! Time to be together and support each other. What better way than to come together for a community night!
Playwrights bring up to 10 pages of your work (with enough copies for everyone) and Actors bring yourselves!
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.