Tuesday, Oct 12th, 2010
… they were all at last night’s Blackboard! (how i survive by Angel Dillemuth) I don’t think Almeria and I had ever seen a room full of so many Black men before… at Blackboard I mean I think 95% of the audience was male! With that said, a BIG Congratulations to Angel Dillemuth for a very successful reading! The talk-back could have gone one for another half-hour, but people stayed, mingled and drank wine until the storm surpassed. It was beautiful evening!
But where have all the Black men gone?… Is it because Daryl Sledge, who also produced this particular reading is male and therefore, draws more men? Is it because Angel and the other actor involved were male…
There were also a number of white men in the audience and during the talk-back all the questions, aside from two were asked by men! Almeria was blown to the wall and I was just watching in almost disbelief. How can we attract more of these men – who for the most part came by themselves – a range of ages…
One Week Later: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
I am still in disbelief over last week and very thankful for the wonderful experience. This past week at the cell has been busy and challenging – so many events happening, I didn’t get to send my Thank you for Blackboard the next night, but sending it now. THANK YOU for such a wonderful reading!
Next Month will be a structured Community Night, where I will invite playwrights who have been submitting plays to do a 10 minutes / 10 pages of their work.
It should be an interesting night!