the cell’s C.M.O.R.E. Festival April 2017

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).
 “The Marks You Leave” is written by Tyler Andrew Jones and directed by Mia Crivello.  When Georgette’s estranged younger brother, Asher arrives unexpectedly to her and her girlfriend’s home in Brooklyn, long-held family secrets, heartbreaks and resentments are unearthed as Georgette’s entire existence is put into question.
The reading will be performed on Thursday, April 6th at 7PM.

Shoppin’ for N.I.G.G.A.S by Garlia Cornelia and directed by Christopher Burris tells the hilarious and thought-provoking story of a dating agency, run by Ms. Yasha, designed to cater towards finding a very specific type of man for their clients.
The play will receive two readings, one on April 9th at 7PM and another on April 10th at 7:30PM in conjunction with Blackboard Reading Series.

Both readings are free and open to the public.

RSVP: [email protected]


The Year of the Bicycle, written by South African playwright Joanna Evans, chronicles the unlikely bond between two children in apartheid South Africa as they navigate their friendship and the tumultuous political landscape that separates them.  The play will feature Atandwa Kani (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) and Elaine Ivy Harris with lighting design by Chris Steckel,  set design by You-Shin Chen and direction by Shariffa Ali.

Tickets are $10.00