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 brother Vilmos became a very successful doctor, and his father, Clifford, is in good spirits after losing his wife, but Barry took a different path and ended up in prison. He comes home after serving a 7 year sentence and is still haunted by dark images of his past. Although he receives support from his family and his old schoolmate Sasha, society is slow to embrace him and his road to recovery seems endless – until the one moment that changed everything.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

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TURRON KOFI ALLEYNE

Some of Mr. Alleyne's film & television credits include: RED HOOK SUMMER directed by Spike Lee, SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME with Lawrence Fishburne, INVINCIBLE with Mark Wahlberg, BLACKOUT with Zoe Saldana, co-starring roles in PERSON OF INTEREST, FOREVER, LAW & ORDER and more!

His Theater credits include: RESURRECTION by Daniel Beaty & directed by Oz Scott (performed @: Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company); TWELFTH NIGHT directed by Mike Alfreds (performed @: Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London, England), FLY directed by Richardo Khan (performed @: Lincoln Center in NYC & Crossroads Theatre), and more. Mr. Alleyne has also been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Ensemble for the production of RESURRECTION.

Along with his film, TV, & theater credits, Alleyne has also landed many national commercials; which include: Kay Jewelers, McDonald’s, Pepsi & many more! Mr. Alleyne received his BFA in theater arts acting at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts; which is one of the top ranked conservatories for theater arts.

When Mr. Alleyne isn’t in front of the camera or on stage, you may sometimes find him in the director’s seat. Bringing together an ensemble cast or a cast of one! His director credits include: MILK CARTON MOLLY – The Musical, TOPDOG UNDERDOG, AFRICAN EXTRAVAGANZA, and HOPE – One Man, One Show.

Aside from his acting career, Mr. Alleyne is happily married to his wife Yakini Alleyne and father to their son Malachi, and to their daughter Nakaia. Mr. Alleyne is also a spoken-word and hip-hop artist. His debut CD is titled “GOD’s Words”; which was released in 2012. And his first EP titled “No More Playing Small” is set to come out soon!

Mr. Alleyne honors, thanks, and dedicates his life, ministries, & career to..........Jesus Christ.

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