Support FRIEND OF BLACKBOARD: SANDRA DALEY on Sunday @ the cell – RSVP for “Straddling the Edge”

We’re thrilled to share a reading from our friend and colleague, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, who has a workshop reading of her play “Straddling the Edge” SUNDAY, October 21st, 7PM @ the cell.

RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

Straddling the Edge
by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
Directed by Kira Simring
Assistant Director and Stage Directions: Perri Gaffney
Almeria Campbell*
Jacqueline Gregg
Nathan Hinton*
Justin Jorrell
Robert McKay*
Travis Raeburn*

Synopsis:  Too many losses and not enough “hellos” launch Sophia on a kaleidoscopic dreamscape quest for identity. Can she maintain her balancing act to find firm ground? Or will the search itself send her over the edge?


Sandra is an Afro-Caribbean artist, living in Harlem. She has earned her merits over twenty years as an OBIE Award winning producer, award winning playwright, director, actress, and dramaturg. She is a 2015 recipient of the Josephine Abady Award. She is pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College under the mentorship of Master-Artists-in-Residence ANNIE BAKER, BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS, ADAM BOCK, and KRISTINA SATTER. Not one, but two of her plays made it to the Kilroys List 2017.

Most recently, her short play  Anonymous  was produced at both The Fire This Time Festival 2018 and the EstroGenius Festival 2018. Straddling the Edge is a Barbour Award finalist. Les Fréres is a 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist and a 2017 Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist. She received a SPACE on Ryder Farm Creative Residency, where she began her new play The Island Bull’s Wife. It is now complete, under the mentorship of Adam Bock. She was named a NYFA Fellowship Finalist for Playwriting. Her short play Man in the Moon was developed and presented by The Exquisite Corpse Company; Shirley and Iris was presented at the Going to the River Festival 2016 at EST, and Jake was produced at New Perspectives Theater, and most recently at Silver Spring Stage. Her choreo-poem Genesis was presented May 2017 at 50in50:Writing Women Into Existence, curated by Dominique Morisseau. And, her play Los Samaritanos about life at the Mexican border is being considered for development at the Arizona Theatre and being reviewed in the semi final round, for a week-long development at Women in Arizona Theatre.
Sandra’s short film Take Flight  is being featured at this year’s Everybody Digital Film Festival and Dreams Deferred, which she wrote/directed/produced, was featured in the 2017 African American Women in Cinema Film Festival.