Our home: the cell Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian and Artistic Director, Kira Simring, Blackboard has called the cell home since 2008. As a resident series, we were developed and incubated in this space. Check out the cell and the other series and artists finding support in a way not found …
RSVP for our October Feature in The Mary Rodgers Room @ The Dramatists Guild! LORI MINOR is October’s Feature Playwright with “The Coping Mechanism” – Catherine and Paul Harrison decided to support their daughter’s way of coping after a tragic accident, by keeping the spirit of her brother “alive” in their home through her imagination. However, over time, they’ve begun to realize that the choice isn’t helping them to move forward and may be hurting, more than healing their wounds.
Casting “The Woman / The Man,” a double feature Columbia School of the Arts MFA Directing Thesis Productions. Headed by director and Emmy-nominated choreographer, Jeffrey Page. “The Woman / The Man” will be comprised of an ensemble-based company of 13 actors performing two plays: Adrienne Kennedy’s “Funnyhouse of a Negro” and Suzan-Lori Parks’ “The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World.” We are especially interested in actors who can sing and move well.
Our 1st Community Night of the 10th Season! PLAYWRIGHTS: Bring up to 10 pages of new work! ACTORS: Bring yourselves! Come on out to the cell on Monday, October 8th, 2018 – RSVP Here!
Please Join Us for the opening reading of a new play by Blackboard Founder, Garlia Cornelia in honor of the of the 10th Anniversary Season!
The 8th Annual “48Hours in…™Harlem”, produced by sister organization, Harlem9 is on Sunday, August 19, 2018. There are two performances 7pm or 9:30pm – Purchase your tickets here before it sells out!
In response to the tragic Hurricane Maria destruction, The Dramatists Guild is sponsoring a Puerto Rican Theater Festival in New York in collaboration with the Cherry Lane Theatre. Please RSVP for the readings July 10-14, 2018.
How exactly have the writers we have featured over the years telling stories from within their communities. What exactly does that mean?
We use Tarana Peaches’ “Teacher Problems” as an example…
Our June Blackboard will be a Community Night! What better way to end the 9th Season then with a celebration of new work as we prepare for Season 10! (And contribute to or $10K Fundraiser!). RSVP Today – See you there!
In September of 2018, Blackboard will be 10 years old. As we prepare for our 10th Season, we are doing something we’ve never done before: RAISE $10K from our community! DONATE TODAY so Blackboard can thrive past our 10th year and not just survive. Your contribution will ensure that another generation of Black Playwrights receive opportunities.
Our friends at Liberation Theatre Company have just announced the 4 playwrights for their 2nd Writing Residency Program!