#tbt “Pousada Azul” 2012 with 2017 Cherry Lane Mentor Project Artists

This Throwback Thursday, we’d like to highlight Nathan Yungerberg and Jocelyn Bioh, current 2017 Cherry Lane Mentor Project Playwrights with a little time-travel to September 2012. Jocelyn was in Nathan’s feature play, Pousada Azul!

Additionally, Jocelyn was also a feature playwright in January 2016 with her play, “School Girls: or the African Mean Girls Play”.

Information on both Nathan’s and Jocelyn’s play at Cherry Lane Theatre is below.  Please support these two wonderful writers who have been such an important part of the Blackboard community over the years.

Esai’s Table follows the journey of three young black men on a mythical night sea journey atop a magical old table. Through artistic expression and personal revelations, we learn why they’ve been chosen to navigate this journey. Destiny meets eternity in this story of black lives, friendship, family, and love.



In the 1990s, Nollywood (the Nigerian film industry) is on the rise. Ayamma dreams of leaving her job at her parents’ travel agency and becoming a star. When she auditions for a new film by Nigeria’s hottest director, tension flares with his former leading lady – as sparks fly with Nollywood’s biggest heartthrob.