Since 2022, Blackboard has partnered with Obsidian Theatre Festival and our own Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival (#BMPFest, a partnership with PAAL, Parent Artist Advocacy League) We are pleased to announce these reading that will take place virtually on zoom from April through June 2023. Upcoming Readings: Friday, June 9, 2023 – “The …
REGISTER: Blackboard Virtual FEATURE: TV PILOT – CONFESSIONS OF A ROCK MOM – written by Joi Adams, Toccarra Cash and Janette Ellis / Monday, August 30, 2021 7:30pm EST/ 6:30pm CST / 4:30pm PST
JOIN US… for a reading a new TV Pilot by a Blackboard Vet! We are excited to support she and her collaborators with this fun new featured reading! REGISTER TODAY!
Meet the 4 Finalists for the 1st Annual Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival – #BMPFest
REGISTER – Blackboard Virtual FEATURE: yOU CaN TAke ouT a PArEnT pLUS lOaN by Camille Thomas – Monday, May 25, 2020, 7:30pm on Zoom!
Join us on Monday, May 25th for a reading of a new one-woman show by Camille Thomas, shedding light on barriers within our education system for Black youth.
REGISTER – Blackboard Virtual FEATURE: “Reconstruction” by Tom Minter – Monday, May 11, 2020, 7:30pm on Zoom!
Join us on Monday, May 11, 2020 for a Feature reading of “Reconstruction” by Tom Minter on Zoom! Learn More about the play and Register Here today!
Our 1st feature in November is “Ruth” by Christy Smith-Sloman, directed by Cezar Williams and produced by Daryl Sledge. 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.
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 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.
Last February (2017), we featured Jordan E. Cooper’s “Ain’t No Mo’ “. This year we are pleased to share that “Ain’t No Mo’ ” is part of the Studio Series at The Public Theater.
Born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y., Shashone is an actor who simply got tired of working for free and having nothing to show for it. So she began writing, creating her own projects, not knowing that writing would quickly become her undeniable passion.