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 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 …
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!
Get to know Donaldo Prescod, playwright of The 1s and 2s, our April 2013 Feature.
Something new happened at Blackboard this past Fall… and that something new was Jerome Parker. I searched in my emails and found that Jerome contacted Blackboard in 2010 after an ad I had placed for a Production Assistant. He re-“emerged” into our Blackboard world in September 2012 through Nathan Yungerberg, a wonderful playwright that has featured …
Sammy and Phil have been best friends since childhood, sharing just about everything–except who they love most. Someone crosses the line and it takes deceit and revenge to backfire into self-destruction for everyone to realize the power in the spirits.
I met Nikkole in 2005 during her run with Danai Gurira of “In the Continuum” at the Perry Street Theater.
When you’ve stayed in contact with an artist like Nikkole in this city, I think that means something.
Interview with Playwright, Danielle Eliska Lyle
BLACKBOARD: How do you want people to feel after they have heard this play?
AD: I’ll paraphrase something I heard Erik Ehn say once, “It’s like being a chef. You prepare this huge meal and you want people to walk away, full.” He even made a “Zen Buddha full face,” if you can imagine what that might look like.
GENERATION T follows two Marines – one on psych leave and the other AWOL – and their drug-addled friends as they try to cope with life in post-9/11 America – the only America they’ve known.