Uprooted by Clinnesha D. Sibley – Oct 14, 2013

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 – Featured Playwright – July 2013 – “Now Harlem…OR GENTRIFY THIS”

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 …

Get to know James Anthony Tyler – “Some Old Black Man”

BLACKBOARD: Tell us a little but about yourself and why you write….JAMES: I was born in California, but grew up in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve lived a few places Wilberforce, Ohio where I went to school at Central State University and Washington, D.C. – I studied film at Howard University in a MFA Program, and I lived in LA before moving here to New York.