We’ll be working on casting and selecting a director for our December Feature, “Maybe a Mexican” to be held in The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild on Friday December 7th. Learn a little bit more about the play and submit yourself if interested.
RSVP for “Straddling the Edge” by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and directed by Kira Simring – Sunday, 7pm @ the cell!
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!
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…
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 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 …
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!