On Monday, August 13, 2012, James Anthony Tyler had his first Blackboard feature. The play? “Some Old Black Man”. The reading was directed by Shaun Tubbs and featured Arthur French, Fredric Michaels, Kathryn Neville Browne, Sean Turner and C. Niambi Steele.
In the years that have passed, we have also featured “Dolphins and Sharks“, which had a production last year at Labryinth Theater Company. Recently, James also began assisting in curating some of our readings.
Finally, we want to congratulate James on being the recipient of the 2018 Horton Foote Playwriting Award.
Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents
SOME OLD BLACK MAN
by James Anthony Tyler
directed by Joe Cacaci
With Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire)
Tony Award Winner, Roger Robinson
(Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,
How to Get Away with Murder)
When college professor, Calvin Jones, moves his 82-year-old doggedly independent, blue collar, ailing, father from Greenwald, Mississippi into his Harlem penthouse, an argument over what to eat for breakfast turns into a generational clash over race, opportunity, and a decision that Calvin made years ago.
February 8 – March 4, 2018
Tickets: $25 – $40