Sunday, November 13, 2011

Page to Stage: a Multimedia Event in New York City Nov 17 & 18


From a media release:

Page to Stage
Thursday Nov 17, 2011 at 8 pm
Friday Nov 18, 2011 at 8 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
$50; $40 Seniors; Students and Groups $35

HARLEM, NEW YORK CITY
- Join Harlem's Hue-Man Bookstore and Touch One Events for a unique book event. Page to Stage is a multimedia evening, with readings, music, dance, video and conversation. This Broadway-like experience features bestselling authors: comedian Paul Mooney, Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell, NY1's anchor Cheryl Wills, political commentator Keli Goff, Cheetah Girl creator Deborah Gregory, America's first African-American female combat pilot Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, and special guest Melvin Van Peebles whose work will literally come to life on stage.

The end result is a theatrical and thought-provoking show that touches on a variety of topics such as religion, wealth, sex, mentorship and family. The hour long dramatization will be directed by Ozzie Jones, who has directed for Ntozake Shange. Following the stage performance will be a round table discussion with the authors & celebrities which will fully engage the audience. The moderator of this discussion is Lisa Cortes who was executive producer on the award-winning film Precious.

Page to Stage will benefit the Melvin Van Peebles Foundation to promote literacy. The event is sponsored in part by by Iman Cosmetics, Symphony Space, A-Loft, Carib News and Alphabet Kids.

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