Deaon Griffin Pressley: October 2015 Feature

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THE TRAGEDY AT HOOD:14542 (Hoodsical) Written by Deaon Griffin Pressley Staged Reading Directed by Doug E. Doug ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Deaon Griffin-Pressley is a native of North Lauderdale, Florida. Playwrighting credits include: Valentines Night (Manhattan Repertory Theatre Spring Festival 2010), … Continue reading

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September 2015 FEATURE – How to Eat an Oreo by CHANEL GLOVER

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ABOUT THE PLAY In How to Eat an Oreo, two teen summer camps sit a stone’s throw apart. Fatima has fled the gay-to-straight conversion center, and is hiding out in Gideon’s room at weight loss camp. While Fatima awaits the … Continue reading

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With both Ferguson and Staten Island on our minds, the planning of Khalil Kain’s “Lambs to Slaughter” was purely coincidental.    Nevertheless, the customary talk-back following Kain’s reading will surely become a tangential discussion on both. Blackboard is here for that … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION by Tom Minter – May 2014 Feature

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Directed by Christopher Burris Featuring… IONI  – Jennifer Fouche MISS MARIAH/MARIAH – Lizan Mitchell JERRY/GILBERT/PROFESSOR/EMILE – Paul Nugent CHARLES/CHARLES JERICHO DE GAST – Michael Chenevert JERICHO/FRANCOIS JERICHO DE GAST – Lorenzo Scott LISA-THOMAS/JACQUELINE JERICHO DE GAST – Tjasa Ferme ATTENDANT/MICHEL … Continue reading

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Uprooted by Clinnesha D. Sibley – Oct 14, 2013

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Very excited about next week’s reading! Professor Sibley is traveling from Arkansas. ABOUT THE PLAY: What happens when long-separated siblings reunite after the death of a parent? When successful film actress Venus Kettle returns to Glee, Mississippi, to her mother’s … Continue reading

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LaTonia Phipps – Featured Playwright – July 2013 – “Now Harlem…OR GENTRIFY THIS”

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LaTonia Phipps is an Actor-Performance Artist-Educator and Playwright who was raised in Brooklyn, New York. MFA graduate of Brooklyn College. Phipps parents are of Caribbean, Latin and Southern Black American descent which heavily influence her storytelling.  Recently Phipps starred as the lead actress … Continue reading

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HowlRound Interview with Karen Evans – Black Women’s Playwrights Group

howlround H logoAlmeria and I were honored to be asked by Alexis Clements (Women in Theatre co-editor) to interview Karen Evans of Black Women’s Playwright’s Group in Washington, D.C.

WIT (Women in Theatre) is an annual magazine published by The League of Professional Theatre Women, who has partnered with Howlround for pieces highlighting women’s voices in Theatre.

Ms. Evans has really done some amazing things with her organization.  There’s not much more to say, because it’s all in the interview!   Read it here!

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