December 2015 Feature – Turron Kofi Alleyne

SUICIDAL MOMENTS by Turron Kofi Alleyne Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30pm RSVP: info@blackboardplays.com ~wine and refreshments served~ $10 Suggested Donation ABOUT THE PLAY “Suicidal Moments” is a story about Barry Douglass who was deeply stricken the moment his mother was killed and his father was paralyzed in a car accident. Despite this hardship; Barry’s older …

Deaon Griffin Pressley: October 2015 Feature

Vengeance and greed blind the citizens of Hood:14542, during a harsh awakening of the gentrification epidemic.

Yellow Man faces infamy as he returns to rehabilitate the hood. While his equally stubborn brother and other neighborhood dwellers are determined to save it.

Race, ego, lust, and blood rule this play in an impassioned debate of community and opportunity.

RECONSTRUCTION by Tom Minter – May 2014 Feature

Directed by Christopher Burris Featuring… IONI  – Jennifer Fouche MISS MARIAH/MARIAH – Lizan Mitchell JERRY/GILBERT/PROFESSOR/EMILE – Paul Nugent CHARLES/CHARLES JERICHO DE GAST – Michael Chenevert JERICHO/FRANCOIS JERICHO DE GAST – Lorenzo Scott LISA-THOMAS/JACQUELINE JERICHO DE GAST – Tjasa Ferme ATTENDANT/MICHEL – G. Alvarez Reid ART STUDENTS/REPORTERS/VARIOUS MUSEUM GUESTS – Jay Akin ABOUT THE PLAY A …

Uprooted by Clinnesha D. Sibley – Oct 14, 2013

Very excited about next week’s reading! Professor Sibley is traveling from Arkansas. ABOUT THE PLAY: What happens when long-separated siblings reunite after the death of a parent? When successful film actress Venus Kettle returns to Glee, Mississippi, to her mother’s “home going,” she is greeted by her sisters with a wide range of emotions.  After …

LaTonia Phipps – Featured Playwright – July 2013 – “Now Harlem…OR GENTRIFY THIS”

LaTonia Phipps is an Actor-Performance Artist-Educator and Playwright who was raised in Brooklyn, New York. MFA graduate of Brooklyn College. Phipps parents are of Caribbean, Latin and Southern Black American descent which heavily influence her storytelling.  Recently Phipps starred as the lead actress in Katori Hall’s “Children of Killers,” landing her a full page article in The New …

HowlRound Interview with Karen Evans – Black Women’s Playwrights Group

Almeria and I were honored to be asked by Alexis Clements (Women in Theatre co-editor) to interview Karen Evans of Black Women’s Playwright’s Group in Washington, D.C.

WIT (Women in Theatre) is an annual magazine published by The League of Professional Theatre Women, who has partnered with Howlround for pieces highlighting women’s voices in Theatre.

Ms. Evans has really done some amazing things with her organization. There’s not much more to say, because it’s all in the interview! Read it here!