Monday, February 3, 2014

Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege February 5 to 10 2014 in New York City

From a media release:

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre 
in association with The New Black Fest Present
Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege
February 5 - 10, 2014
Opening Night - Feb. 5th


Playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O'Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat
Directors: Ebony Golden and Axel Avin Jr.

NEW YORK CITY - Opening on February 5th 2014, Trayvon Martin’s birthday, this limited engagement is apart of National Black Theatre’s Black History Month programming. This is a great piece for the whole family to attend. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.nationalblacktheatre.org or by calling the theatre directly at (212) 722-3800

Originally commissioned by The New Black Fest, Facing Our Truth is a collection of plays written by eight (8) diverse playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O'Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, and A. Rey Pamatmat. In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, the playwrights were asked to write short plays that challenge all of us to question our positions on race and privilege in this country. Each performance has been paired with a special Community Engagement event which are listed on NBT’s website, nationalblacktheatre.org.

Actors include: Maechi Aharanwa (Artistic Associate at Classical Theatre of Harlem), TJ Allen, Paris Campbell, Khadim Diop (Member of Impact Theatre), Marisa Duchowny (Day Emmy Nominee), Renee Floresca, C.K. Kelly, Cedric Leiba and to round out the ensemble Chinaza Uche (last seen in NBT’s Last Saint on Sugar Hill).

The creative team for this production is comprised of Val Jeanty (sound designer), Alan Edwards (lighting designer), Paul Piekarz (projection designer) and Alfredo Macias (stage manager).

General Admission $25

Percentage of Proceeds will go towards the Trayvon Martin Foundation

The National Black Theatre
2031-33 National Black Theatre Way
New York, NY 10035?
212-722-3800
info@nationalblacktheatre.org

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