Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse by Kendra Augustin

Two estranged sisters refuse to let anything derail the opportunity to bond with each other -- including the impending apocalypse.

scholarship babies by Francisca Da Silveira

“scholarship babies” is a cutting examination of educational privilege, affirmative action and what it truly means to go from rags to riches in today’s society.

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT by Adrienne Dawes

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence.

C.O.G.S by Samantha Godfrey

A young Brooklynite attends a protest rally with her aunt, on a family visit to the “Peach State,” but she soon learns how bitter democracy can be in the sweet ole South.

Snapshots by Garlia Cornelia Jones

“Snapshots” reveals the beginnings and endings in the life of one couple over seven years during various meals around the dinner table.


Just Another Saturday in the Park by Bernard Tarver

When two people meet in the park one morning, the past, present, and future of their neighborhood collide.

White Shoes by York Walker

Set in the world of “A Raisin In The Sun,” “White Shoes” follows George Murchison as he tries to win back Beneatha's affections after their recent breakup.

Sister by Kezia Waters

A story muddy and rhythmic like the blues provides a window into the relationship between a mystic grandmother, haunted with memories, and her grandson’s ambitions. Is love enough?


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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse by Kendra Augustin

Two estranged sisters refuse to let anything derail the opportunity to bond with each other -- including the impending apocalypse.

scholarship babies by Francisca Da Silveira

“scholarship babies” is a cutting examination of educational privilege, affirmative action and what it truly means to go from rags to riches in today’s society.

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT by Adrienne Dawes

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence.

C.O.G.S by Samantha Godfrey

A young Brooklynite attends a protest rally with her aunt, on a family visit to the “Peach State,” but she soon learns how bitter democracy can be in the sweet ole South.

Snapshots by Garlia Cornelia Jones

“Snapshots” reveals the beginnings and endings in the life of one couple over seven years during various meals around the dinner table.


Just Another Saturday in the Park by Bernard Tarver

When two people meet in the park one morning, the past, present, and future of their neighborhood collide.

White Shoes by York Walker

Set in the world of “A Raisin In The Sun,” “White Shoes” follows George Murchison as he tries to win back Beneatha's affections after their recent breakup.

Sister by Kezia Waters

A story muddy and rhythmic like the blues provides a window into the relationship between a mystic grandmother, haunted with memories, and her grandson’s ambitions. Is love enough?


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Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Reading: "Brooklyn Patchwork"

Brooklyn Patchwork - A full length play reading

By Shamar S. White

Directed by Marshall Mays

When recent Army Veteran, Jade Johnson moves to Brooklyn, New York, she soon discovers that surviving the war was much easier than surviving the new civilian world she’s in.  As she desperately tries to make it in NYC, her dreams of being a professional musician are in competition with her ailing building super, complicated neighbors, and escalating rent.  Eventually, everyone’s circumstances in this South Slope apartment collide, leaving Jade to make a decision that could change everything.


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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse by Kendra Augustin

Two estranged sisters refuse to let anything derail the opportunity to bond with each other -- including the impending apocalypse.

scholarship babies by Francisca Da Silveira

“scholarship babies” is a cutting examination of educational privilege, affirmative action and what it truly means to go from rags to riches in today’s society.

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT by Adrienne Dawes

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence.

C.O.G.S by Samantha Godfrey

A young Brooklynite attends a protest rally with her aunt, on a family visit to the “Peach State,” but she soon learns how bitter democracy can be in the sweet ole South.

Snapshots by Garlia Cornelia Jones

“Snapshots” reveals the beginnings and endings in the life of one couple over seven years during various meals around the dinner table.


Just Another Saturday in the Park by Bernard Tarver

When two people meet in the park one morning, the past, present, and future of their neighborhood collide.

White Shoes by York Walker

Set in the world of “A Raisin In The Sun,” “White Shoes” follows George Murchison as he tries to win back Beneatha's affections after their recent breakup.

Sister by Kezia Waters

A story muddy and rhythmic like the blues provides a window into the relationship between a mystic grandmother, haunted with memories, and her grandson’s ambitions. Is love enough?


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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

**CANCELLED** Reading: "Rachel and Maria, Together"

Rachel and Maria, Together - Reading of a one act play

by Mona Washington

Can a lifelong friendship between two middle-aged women: African-American Maria, a journalist, and Jewish-American Rachel, a social worker, now living in Israel, survive Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement politics?  Set in an ice cream shoppe in a Philadelphia suburb in October 2018, the real-time play explores the inability of our normative ideals to withstand positive realities. Maria has been invited by an Israeli university to speak at a conference, but is undecided about accepting after the BDSM contacts her and requests that she boycott the conference. Rachel has already planned a mini-get together and made plans in Israel in anticipation of Maria's upcoming speaking engagement.  A last minute ice cream date before Rachel catches her flight back to Israel moves the women's friendship into uncharted territory. Maria’s ardent anti-racism activism, and Rachel’s fervent embrace of Zionism clash---over a milkshake and a sundae.


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Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: "BLANKS"

BLANKS - A full length play reading

by Gethsemane Herron

Directed by NJ Agwuna

Written In response to the play “Top Girlsby Caryl Churchill, it replaces Lady Nijo, Patient Griselda, etc. with Black women from across history and media; Ruth Younger from “A Raisin in the Sun,” Bessie Mears from “Native Son,”  Tilda/Nightshade/Linda from “The Black Panther” Universe, Margaret Garner from history and opera, and Helen Robinson from “To Kill a Mockingbird.” If “Top Girls” asks what sacrifices women must make to be successful in the work world, Herron asks what are the sacrifices Black women make in order to pursue romantic and filial love?


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Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: "Hero Complex"

Hero Complex - A Full length reading by William Watkins

On a dark, stormy night in New York City, a young psychiatrist is taken hostage by a sword wielding vigilante who demands to be cured of his sudden aversion to executing criminals. In order for the Doctor to survive, he must help the Avenger to kill.

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Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Reading: "Hedda (A Portrait of a Young Woman)"

Hedda (A Portrait of a Young Woman) -  A full-length play reading

by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Directed by Kira Simring

The eponymous "plain ol' crazy" hellcat of Ibsen's classic play is given a fresh reexamination from playwright Sandra A. Daley-Sharif through music, movement, dueling, and a greek chorus. Tackling emptiness, mental illness, and those flaky friends you used to have in college, “Hedda (a portrait of a young woman)” explores the price of freedom and the story of one woman's journey to find liberation within the confinements of her mind.


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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse by Kendra Augustin

Two estranged sisters refuse to let anything derail the opportunity to bond with each other -- including the impending apocalypse.

scholarship babies by Francisca Da Silveira

“scholarship babies” is a cutting examination of educational privilege, affirmative action and what it truly means to go from rags to riches in today’s society.

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT by Adrienne Dawes

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence.

C.O.G.S by Samantha Godfrey

A young Brooklynite attends a protest rally with her aunt, on a family visit to the “Peach State,” but she soon learns how bitter democracy can be in the sweet ole South.

Snapshots by Garlia Cornelia Jones

“Snapshots” reveals the beginnings and endings in the life of one couple and their friends are revealed over seven years during various meals around the dinner table.


Just Another Saturday in the Park by Bernard Tarver

When two people meet in the park one morning, the past, present, and future of their neighborhood collide.

White Shoes by York Walker

Set in the world of “A Raisin In The Sun,” “White Shoes” follows George Murchison as he tries to win back Beneatha's affections after their recent breakup.

Sister by Kezia Waters

A story muddy and rhythmic like the blues provides a window into the relationship between a mystic grandmother, haunted with memories, and her grandson’s ambitions. Is love enough?


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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse by Kendra Augustin

Two estranged sisters refuse to let anything derail the opportunity to bond with each other -- including the impending apocalypse.

scholarship babies by Francisca Da Silveira

“scholarship babies” is a cutting examination of educational privilege, affirmative action and what it truly means to go from rags to riches in today’s society.

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT by Adrienne Dawes

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence.

C.O.G.S by Samantha Godfrey

A young Brooklynite attends a protest rally with her aunt, on a family visit to the “Peach State,” but she soon learns how bitter democracy can be in the sweet ole South.

Snapshots by Garlia Cornelia Jones

“Snapshots” reveals the beginnings and endings in the life of one couple and their friends over seven years during various meals around the dinner table.


Just Another Saturday in the Park by Bernard Tarver

When two people meet in the park one morning, the past, present, and future of their neighborhood collide.

White Shoes by York Walker

Set in the world of “A Raisin In The Sun,” “White Shoes” follows George Murchison as he tries to win back Beneatha's affections after their recent breakup.

Sister by Kezia Waters

A story muddy and rhythmic like the blues provides a window into the relationship between a mystic grandmother, haunted with memories, and her grandson’s ambitions. Is love enough?


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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Sisterhood in the Time of the Apocalypse by Kendra Augustin

Two estranged sisters refuse to let anything derail the opportunity to bond with each other -- including the impending apocalypse.

scholarship babies by Francisca Da Silveira

“scholarship babies” is a cutting examination of educational privilege, affirmative action and what it truly means to go from rags to riches in today’s society.

RUN.HIDE.FIGHT by Adrienne Dawes

When a disgruntled employee disrupts an emergency preparedness drill, crisis actors Soloway and Linnea find themselves trapped in an all too real scenario of workplace violence.

C.O.G.S by Samantha Godfrey

A young Brooklynite attends a protest rally with her aunt, on a family visit to the “Peach State,” but she soon learns how bitter democracy can be in the sweet ole South.

Snapshots by Garlia Cornelia Jones

“Snapshots” reveals the beginnings and endings in the life of one couple over seven years during various meals around the dinner table.


Just Another Saturday in the Park by Bernard Tarver

When two people meet in the park one morning, the past, present, and future of their neighborhood collide.

White Shoes by York Walker

Set in the world of “A Raisin In The Sun,” “White Shoes” follows George Murchison as he tries to win back Beneatha's affections after their recent breakup.

Sister by Kezia Waters

A story muddy and rhythmic like the blues provides a window into the relationship between a mystic grandmother, haunted with memories, and her grandson’s ambitions. Is love enough?


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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: "This Stretch of Montpelier"

This Stretch of Montpelier - A full-length reading (encore) of the play nominated for 7 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards in 2018!

By Kelley Girod

Directed by Andrew Block

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch of road in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in surprising and unlikely places.


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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: "The Bright Edges of the World"

The Bright Edges of the World - A full length play reading

by Shelley Fort

Directed by Kevin R. Free

On a road-trip across America, Little and Big are tasked with one thing; they need to spread their mother’s ashes. Along the way, they encounter family and friends, conjure memories and spirits. The play is full of wishes that will never come true. “The Bright Edges of the World” is an act of letting go.


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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

From Obama to Trump: The Fire This Time Festival and Ten Significant Years of Telling Black Stories

The Fire This Time Festival was founded in January of 2009, just after the election of Barack Obama to the highest office in the land.  The hope that the Black community felt was reflected in the wide diversity of stories on TFTT stage. But as art is a direct commentary on our society, TFTT has tracked some of the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of our insightful playwrights. From an epidemic of LGBTQ suicides, to the death of Trayvon Martin and the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement, to the present realities of gun violence, the necessity of active shooter training, and the urgency of protest under an administration concerned with rolling back the progress Blacks have gained, making Barack Obama’s presidency a reality ten years ago.  


Join us for an evening with TFTT playwrights -- including founding playwright and Executive Producer Kelley Girod -- from the past decade, as we look back on ten years of work from TFTT’s journey through the excitement, heartbreaks, and urgency that we all collectively experienced both on the stage, and in real life.


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The Stretch of Montepelier
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

The Stretch of Montepelier

The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival & FRIGID New Yorkpresents the premiere of a new play, "This Strech of Montpelier" by The Fire This Time Festival founding playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod and directed by Andrew Block. The play is part of the 10th anniversary of the Planet Connections Festivity!

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in unlikely places.

Featuring

Lamar K. Cheston*
Donovan Christie Jr. *
Geany Masai*
Carole Monferdini*
Alisha Spielmann*
Tandy Cronyn*

Production Stage Manager
Hanako Rodriguez

Production Designer
Scott Fetterman

Dramaturg
A.J. Muhammad

*Member of AEA

 

 

 

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The Stretch of Montepelier
Aug
4
9:30 PM21:30

The Stretch of Montepelier

The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival & FRIGID New Yorkpresents the premiere of a new play, "This Strech of Montpelier" by The Fire This Time Festival founding playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod and directed by Andrew Block. The play is part of the 10th anniversary of the Planet Connections Festivity!

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in unlikely places.

Featuring

Lamar K. Cheston*
Donovan Christie Jr. *
Geany Masai*
Carole Monferdini*
Alisha Spielmann*
Tandy Cronyn*

Production Stage Manager
Hanako Rodriguez

Production Designer
Scott Fetterman

Dramaturg
A.J. Muhammad

*Member of AEA

 

 

 

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The Stretch of Montepelier
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Stretch of Montepelier

The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival & FRIGID New Yorkpresents the premiere of a new play, "This Strech of Montpelier" by The Fire This Time Festival founding playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod and directed by Andrew Block. The play is part of the 10th anniversary of the Planet Connections Festivity!

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in unlikely places.

Featuring

Lamar K. Cheston*
Donovan Christie Jr. *
Geany Masai*
Carole Monferdini*
Alisha Spielmann*
Tandy Cronyn*

Production Stage Manager
Hanako Rodriguez

Production Designer
Scott Fetterman

Dramaturg
A.J. Muhammad

*Member of AEA

 

 

 

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The Stretch of Montepelier
Jul
25
7:15 PM19:15

The Stretch of Montepelier

The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival & FRIGID New Yorkpresents the premiere of a new play, "This Strech of Montpelier" by The Fire This Time Festival founding playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod and directed by Andrew Block. The play is part of the 10th anniversary of the Planet Connections Festivity!

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in unlikely places.

Featuring

Lamar K. Cheston*
Donovan Christie Jr. *
Geany Masai*
Carole Monferdini*
Alisha Spielmann*
Tandy Cronyn*

Production Stage Manager
Hanako Rodriguez

Production Designer
Scott Fetterman

Dramaturg
A.J. Muhammad

*Member of AEA

 

 

 

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The Stretch of Montepelier
Jul
21
8:30 PM20:30

The Stretch of Montepelier

The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival & FRIGID New Yorkpresents the premiere of a new play, "This Strech of Montpelier" by The Fire This Time Festival founding playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod and directed by Andrew Block. The play is part of the 10th anniversary of the Planet Connections Festivity!

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in unlikely places.

Featuring

Lamar K. Cheston*
Donovan Christie Jr. *
Geany Masai*
Carole Monferdini*
Alisha Spielmann*
Tandy Cronyn*

Production Stage Manager
Hanako Rodriguez

Production Designer
Scott Fetterman

Dramaturg
A.J. Muhammad

*Member of AEA

 

 

 

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The Stretch of Montepelier
Jul
19
5:45 PM17:45

The Stretch of Montepelier

The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival & FRIGID New Yorkpresents the premiere of a new play, "This Strech of Montpelier" by The Fire This Time Festival founding playwright and producer Kelley Nicole Girod and directed by Andrew Block. The play is part of the 10th anniversary of the Planet Connections Festivity!

On a hot and humid summer day off a lonely stretch in Montpelier, Louisiana, the mud is red and mosquitoes circle their prey. Asphyxiated by the weight of the past, haunting memories and secrets bleed into the present. As darkness descends, isolated neighbors -- divided by property lines, race, class and tradition -- reckon with the truth and their uncertain fates as they look for refuge in unlikely places.

Featuring

Lamar K. Cheston*
Donovan Christie Jr. *
Geany Masai*
Carole Monferdini*
Alisha Spielmann*
Tandy Cronyn*

Production Stage Manager
Hanako Rodriguez

Production Designer
Scott Fetterman

Dramaturg
A.J. Muhammad

*Member of AEA

 

 

 

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Jan
28
3:00 PM15:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Featured in The Boston Globe, NYtimes, and American Theatre Magazine, The Fire This Time Festival is leading the push towards new possibilities in Black Theater. Offering early-career playwrights of African and African American descent the opportunity to write material that reflects diverse perspectives as 21st century theater artists, the works tackle a wide range of genres and topics. This years festival is directed by Candis Jones.

10-Minute Play Festival

The Rider by Mona Washington

Ade Ogunbade and Julia Ford Williams are very much in love and engaged. However, Ade wants a pre-nuptial agreement. Much to his surprise, Julia agrees. Her only condition?  She wants to add a rider. Can love be contracted?  Will their their cultural differences and emotional sensitivities prevent their union? “The Rider” explores these questions and more.


The House by Charly Evon Simpson

The need to decide what to do with their father’s house brings siblings B and Jackie together on a cold winter afternoon. 


BLACK, WHITE & BLUE by William Watkins

A black motorist. A white cop. A bystander who is far from innocent. Which truth will you believe? BLACK, WHITE & BLUE explores the deadly stereotypes that make us all slaves to fear.


Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Sick of rejection and her career seeming to go nowhere, Noelle Hardisohn, a visual artist, makes a bold move. It worked! Everybody is eager to buy the art of this bold talent. But why don’t they know she’s Black? Why don’t they know her name?


Poppy by Shelley Fort

A young girl runs away from home and finds herself on an adventure through NYC. After she falls asleep on a bus, she wakes up in a courtroom and is forced to confront the reason she ran away. A nightmare or reality? "Poppy" explores loss of innocence and the cost of being a bold, fearless young woman in today's society.


The Falling Man By Gethsemane Herron-Coward

The Falling Man is inspired by Richard Drew’s infamous photograph. Two women war with a journalist in the aftermath of their father’s absence post 9/11 New York. The Falling Man asks how one mourns a man who won’t return, a man who was half stolen to begin with.

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Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Featured in The Boston Globe, NYtimes, and American Theatre Magazine, The Fire This Time Festival is leading the push towards new possibilities in Black Theater. Offering early-career playwrights of African and African American descent the opportunity to write material that reflects diverse perspectives as 21st century theater artists, the works tackle a wide range of genres and topics. This years festival is directed by Candis Jones.

10-Minute Play Festival

The Rider by Mona Washington

Ade Ogunbade and Julia Ford Williams are very much in love and engaged. However, Ade wants a pre-nuptial agreement. Much to his surprise, Julia agrees. Her only condition?  She wants to add a rider. Can love be contracted?  Will their their cultural differences and emotional sensitivities prevent their union? “The Rider” explores these questions and more.


The House by Charly Evon Simpson

The need to decide what to do with their father’s house brings siblings B and Jackie together on a cold winter afternoon. 


BLACK, WHITE & BLUE by William Watkins

A black motorist. A white cop. A bystander who is far from innocent. Which truth will you believe? BLACK, WHITE & BLUE explores the deadly stereotypes that make us all slaves to fear.


Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Sick of rejection and her career seeming to go nowhere, Noelle Hardisohn, a visual artist, makes a bold move. It worked! Everybody is eager to buy the art of this bold talent. But why don’t they know she’s Black? Why don’t they know her name?


Poppy by Shelley Fort

A young girl runs away from home and finds herself on an adventure through NYC. After she falls asleep on a bus, she wakes up in a courtroom and is forced to confront the reason she ran away. A nightmare or reality? "Poppy" explores loss of innocence and the cost of being a bold, fearless young woman in today's society.


The Falling Man By Gethsemane Herron-Coward

The Falling Man is inspired by Richard Drew’s infamous photograph. Two women war with a journalist in the aftermath of their father’s absence post 9/11 New York. The Falling Man asks how one mourns a man who won’t return, a man who was half stolen to begin with.

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

10 Minute Play Festival

Featured in The Boston Globe, NYtimes, and American Theatre Magazine, The Fire This Time Festival is leading the push towards new possibilities in Black Theater. Offering early-career playwrights of African and African American descent the opportunity to write material that reflects diverse perspectives as 21st century theater artists, the works tackle a wide range of genres and topics. This years festival is directed by Candis Jones.

10-Minute Play Festival

The Rider by Mona Washington

Ade Ogunbade and Julia Ford Williams are very much in love and engaged. However, Ade wants a pre-nuptial agreement. Much to his surprise, Julia agrees. Her only condition?  She wants to add a rider. Can love be contracted?  Will their their cultural differences and emotional sensitivities prevent their union? “The Rider” explores these questions and more.


The House by Charly Evon Simpson

The need to decide what to do with their father’s house brings siblings B and Jackie together on a cold winter afternoon. 


BLACK, WHITE & BLUE by William Watkins

A black motorist. A white cop. A bystander who is far from innocent. Which truth will you believe? BLACK, WHITE & BLUE explores the deadly stereotypes that make us all slaves to fear.


Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Sick of rejection and her career seeming to go nowhere, Noelle Hardisohn, a visual artist, makes a bold move. It worked! Everybody is eager to buy the art of this bold talent. But why don’t they know she’s Black? Why don’t they know her name?


Poppy by Shelley Fort

A young girl runs away from home and finds herself on an adventure through NYC. After she falls asleep on a bus, she wakes up in a courtroom and is forced to confront the reason she ran away. A nightmare or reality? "Poppy" explores loss of innocence and the cost of being a bold, fearless young woman in today's society.


The Falling Man By Gethsemane Herron-Coward

The Falling Man is inspired by Richard Drew’s infamous photograph. Two women war with a journalist in the aftermath of their father’s absence post 9/11 New York. The Falling Man asks how one mourns a man who won’t return, a man who was half stolen to begin with.

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Stand & Wait by Eliana Pipes

Inspired by Paula Dean's 2013 comments fantasizing about wanting to have an Antebellum South themed wedding with "historically appropriate wait staff," Stand and Wait follows a seasoned black actress and a naïve white actress who make friends in an audition waiting room, only to be handed a script that caters to America's worst racial instincts.

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