Please Join Us…
for our 3rd Feature of the 10th Season
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
FEATURE PLAYWRIGHT: CHRISTY SMITH-SLOMAN
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Christy Smith-Sloman is a New York City-based playwright, television writer and journalist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her play “Ruth” was developed at The Dramatist Guild Institute in New York City. Other plays include “Negative Is Positive” (Theater for The New City), “Four Men On A Train” (Harlem YMCA Little Theater) “Plum Crazy” (Musical Theater Works) “Prix Fixe” (T. Schreiber Studio) and “Nothing Ever Happens” (Theater Studios). Other works include “City Hall” an original vignette performed at New World Stages in New York City in September 2018 and at The El Portal Theater in Los Angeles in November 2014 as part of The ABC Discovers Talent Showcase. “Heartburn” a teleplay that was chosen as a finalist for the ABC Entertainment/Walt Disney Studios television writing fellowship program and “Bad Terrorist” a 30-minute television pilot. She is the recipient of a 2013 New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA) grant for playwrighting. As a journalist her writing has appeared in The New York Post, New York Daily News, am New York, Metro, Marie Claire, Essence, Cosmopolitan, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and TODAY.com
ABOUT THE PLAY
A New Orleans family gathers on Easter Weekend for an overdue reunion. When family secrets and future plans are revealed, lives are changed forever.
Directed by Cezar Williams
Reading Produced by Daryl Sledge
RAY – James Kennedy
Cezar Williams is an award-winning director. Recent credits include the Off-Broadway premiere of Dancing on Eggshells (Billie Holiday Theatre), Crowndation: I Will Not Lie to David (National Black Theatre), The Hunting Season (Planet Connections Festivity, Award for Best Direction), You Wouldn’t Expect (American Bard Theater), How To Be Safe (The Dirty Blondes in rep at the Kraine Theater), directing all seven short plays in the 8th Annual (The Fire This Time Festival), Free Will (The Arthur Seelen Theatre), Ghost Town and Tailypo (Detroit NY Festival), Lunchtime in Heaven (48 hours in Harlem), Nightfall and Slow Gin Fits (The Fire This Time Festival 2013 & 2014). He has worked at venues including The Actor’s Studio, Williamstown Theater Festival, 59 e.59th Street Theater, La Mama, The Cherry Lane, and the Bleeker Street Theater. Cezar is a graduate of New York University where he was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. He is the Artistic Director of the Obie Award winning Fire This Time Festival and he is the co-founder of Robinson Williams Productions, a theater production company based in Yonkers, NY. Cezar Williams is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. For professional inquiries contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film, Television,Theatre and Web Content Producer, Daryl Sledge lives in Brooklyn. He has worked on over 100 film and television projects and was responsible for bringing Rain Pryor to New York City, where he produced her Off Broadway Show FRIED CHICKEN and LATKES.Daryl is the Producer of the SAATCHI & SAATCHI Achievement in Film Award winning documentary “THAT DAUGHTER’S CRAZY”, which has premiered in many U.S. cities, and made it’s European premiere in London, during the Summer of 2015. He’s also the Producer of the HBO Best Short Film “2nd LiFE”, written and directed by Jake Alexander McAfee, which features the actor Doug E Doug.
Daryl and along with Rhymes Over Beats produced the Poet and Recording Artist Ursula Rucker‘s One Woman Project Fall Of 2017.
Daryl attended Johnson C. Smith University, where he majored in English.