Introductions

Get to know James Anthony Tyler – “Some Old Black Man”

BLACKBOARD: Tell us a little but about yourself and why you write….JAMES: I was born in California, but grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve lived a few places Wilberforce, Ohio where I went to school at Central State University and Washington, D.C. – I studied film at Howard University in a MFA Program, and I lived in LA before moving here to New York.

A Post-“RACE”-ial Conversation…

Reflections on working on David Mamet’s Race by Blackboard devotee and actress, Toccarra Cash When our illustrious Blackboard founder, Garlia, asked me to write a post on Blackboard’s blog about my very recent experience performing the role of Susan in David Mamet’s intense legal drama, Race at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, I jumped …

Meet Ano Okera – Playwright, “Finding Harlem Dawn”

Finding Harlem Dawn: With Harlem as its core, Finding Harlem Dawn is an exploration of intrigue, misfortune and love in a night’s journey. Textured in lyrical poetry, this modern day Shakespearean type story explores parallels from the past and present through dance and experimental jazz music. Finding Harlem Dawn centers on four artists struggling to …