We’re bringing you two readings this month!
1 @ the cell on Monday, January 8, 2018
1 at Pearl Studios on Monday, January 22, 2018
It’s the end of the year! Time to be together and support each other. What better way than to come together for a community night!
Playwrights bring up to 10 pages of your work (with enough copies for everyone) and Actors bring yourselves!
In April the cell will be ringing in it’s second annual C.M.O.R.E. Festival dedicated to Creating More Opportunity for Racial Equity among playwrights, directors, and actors. This year’s festival will present readings of two new plays and a workshop production of The Year of the Bicycle (Performances starting April 13th).
Khadar and Guinivere answer an ad in Essence for what they believe to be Ms. Yasha’s dating service and find “Shoppin’ for N.I.G.G.A.S” a dating service insisting that every black woman needs a N.I.G.G.A. and that every black man is one.
Spring is upon us, and so it seems are writing deadlines. Keeping this in mind, we decided that in lieu of a March Feature, a community night might be more beneficial for … well you… the community. Playwrights bring up to 10 pages of your work (with enough copies for everyone) and Actors bring yourselves! …
Ain’t No Mo’ is an uproarious odyssey that portrays The Great Exodus of Black Americans out of a country that is plagued with injustice.
A kaleidoscope of scenes (One for each year of Obama’s presidency) lead us to the moments before, during and after this doutrageous departure.
Minutes turn into hours, hours into days, days into weeks, and weeks into…TRAGEDY. Unbreakable Soldier was inspired by the tragic story of Kalief Browder; a hero in his own right. It encompasses fictional encounters of Kalief, in real circumstances from his past up until his heartbreaking death, while daringly and un-apologetically bringing light to the mental, emotional and physical effects of being subjected to solitary confinement as a youth as well as the unjust justice system. Unbreakable Soldier…Not even death will stop his purpose.
Monday, October 3, 2016 “Su-Su” By Dr. Ofem Ajah Directed by Alex Ubokudom Seven low-level female staff of Methodist Hospital from six countries, form a su-su and all is well until their leader, a Nigerian woman, Mrs. Mercy Bassey, is slain by a rogue cop on her birthday. Her daughter is selected to succeed her …
Monday, December 12, 2016 7:00pm @ the cell In October 2006, Blackboard Founder, Garlia Jones-Ly produced “RedVolution” an HIV/AIDS Awareness Benefit Concert with her College Theatre group, Black Curtain. 10 years later, HIV/AIDS is not a forgotten disease and continues to affect Black communities. After accepting submissions from September 1 – October 31st, Blackboard Plays …
3 Features and a Community Night are what we have planned September – December 2016. Every evening begins at 7:30pm @ the cell. Suggested Donation $10 Reserve via Brown Paper Tickets or RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, September 12, 2016 “When Night Falls” By Cynthia G. Robinson Josiane Bisimwa, a Sudanese woman, falls victim to unspeakable violence …