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May 2016 Community Night

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Have Pages? Monday’s Community is for you – Playwrights – Bring 10 pages of new work / work you want to hear and Actors, bring yourselves for the opportunity to cold read new work! Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30pm @nancy … Continue reading

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MCM: AURIN SQUIRE

Monday, February 15, 2016 Our first “Man Crush” or “Man Candy” is none other than playwright, Aurin Squire! Aurin’s play, “Friendly Fire”was the second Blackboard Feature back in 2008! Since then, Aurin has exploded! Aurin is both an exemplary playwright … Continue reading

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Our Women Playwright Crushes of the week!

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Our Women Crushes of the Week are Nikkole Salter and Danai Gurira! Here’s a story In 2005, my senior year of college, I had the pleasure of meeting Nikkole Salter and Danai Gurira during my spring break trip to New … Continue reading

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Special Black History Month 2016 Events

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HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH! Something feels different this year about Black History Month – namely #oscarssowhite… If one can call it a movement, then maybe we are in the midst of real change. Spike Lee wants us, black creators, “In … Continue reading

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December 2015 Feature – Turron Kofi Alleyne

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SUICIDAL MOMENTS by Turron Kofi Alleyne Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30pm RSVP: info@blackboardplays.com ~wine and refreshments served~ $10 Suggested Donation ABOUT THE PLAY “Suicidal Moments” is a story about Barry Douglass who was deeply stricken the moment his mother was … Continue reading

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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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