Meet October’s FEATURE: Lori Minor and RSVP for her Feature : Friday, October 19, 2018 7:30pm

Please Join Us…

for our 2nd Feature of the 10th Season

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30pm



Lori Sinclair Minor is a NY-based actor/singer and playwright.  Originally from South Carolina, she moved to NYC to pursue a career in the arts primarily as a performer. “The Coping Mechanism” is her first (play) baby. The first draft was written in 2012, then tabled in her move in 2013 to focus on school and acting at Circle in the Square theater school, though she continued working on smaller written works here and there.  She is still active as a performing artist but this year felt life calling her back to “The Coping Mechanism” to rediscover again, breathing new life into the story, it’s characters and getting it ready to share with the world.


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.
Directed by Oneké Cummings
CATHERINE – Stephanie Johnson
PAUL – Dennis A. Allen II
BENJAMIN – Travis Pratt
This season, we have additional readings in The Mary Rodgers room at The Dramatists Guild, located at 1501 Broadway (b/t 43rd and 44th Streets)  *USE THE ENTRANCE ON 43rd Street*, 7th Floor’ New York, NY 10036
There is a $10 Suggested Donation which you can make online HERE or at the door in cash.
Wine and Light refreshments will be served.
Dennis A. Allen II is from Hempstead, New York. His play The Mud is Thicker in Mississippi won the 35th annual Off Off Broadway Samuel French festival in 2010  He is a recipient of Atlantic Theater Company’s inaugural 2014-15 Launch Commission; National Black Theatre’s, 2016-17 I Am Soul Playwright Residency and Clubbed Thumb’s 2016-17 Early Career Writer’s Group. He has developed and produced plays with, The Lark Play Development Center, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Fire This Time Festival, The Naked Expedition Project, 48 Hours in Harlem and The New Black Fest. Dennis received his MFA from Brooklyn College Playwriting program. As an actor Dennis helped to develop and performed in Reid Farrington’s Tyson vs. Ali and the world premiere of Kate Benson’s, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of The Greatest of the Great Lakes.
Stephanie Johnson is a theater, film and tv trained actress. Shes starred in several Shorts films, Internet series, and off-broadway plays. Winner of NBFF, NFF and AT&T film festival. Stephanie has sightings in Orange Is The New Black and Gotham.

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