The One and Only Amanda Palmer

Posted by MB - August 10, 2020

The One and Only Amanda Palmer
by Kat Mustatea

Directed by Michole Biancosino.
Featuring Natalie Nankervis, Saran Bakari, Meghan Wright,
and… you?

LiveStream Sunday August 15th
at 7:00pm
Reserve your Free! Ticket Here on Eventbrite.
Amanda Palmer can turn into a cat at night, but her world comes undone when she realizes she might not be the only one. 
Who is the real Amanda Palmer?
In this unique digital experience, members of the audience can volunteer to participate during the performance and might be called on to perform specific lines from the script alongside the actors. Interested? Do you own red lipstick and red scarf? Then email us at [email protected] – we’ll randomly choose a handful of women to be part of the play.

For more information, visit our Women In Theatre Festival homepage.

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ALL HANDS ON DECK

Posted by MB - July 25, 2020

July 26th 7pm

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DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAM

 

Please consider donating to these incredible artist-centered organizations:

The Fire This Time Festival
https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/the-fire-this-time-festival
TFTTF is dedicated to providing a platform for early career playwrights of African and African-American descent. This company has been an incubator for many major playwrights as they honed their voices.

American Slavery Project
https://www.americanslaveryproject.org/about-asp
This NY-based company provides theatrical programming as a response  to revisionism in American discourse about enslavement and its aftermath.

National Black Theatre
https://www.nationalblacktheatre.org
This Harlem company has provided theater for by/about/for the black community for over 45 years. They also provide residencies for producers/writers/directors at different levels in their careers.

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All Hands On Deck

Posted by MB - July 22, 2020

A new play series created and curated by Antu Yacob:  Conversations with the Ancestors, Past/Present/Future.

Join us for 4 new commissioned works by female-identifying playwrights of the African diaspora:

France-Luce Benson
Nikkole Salter
Banna Desta
and Sienna L. Jones

Directed by Shariffa Ali and Lisa Strum

July 26th 7:00pm

Conceived by Antu Yacob, the series will share different perspectives of the Black experience in America.  Weaving in live music, the series aims to explore theater as ritual and activism in our times. CLICK HERE for a preview of what’s to come from Antu!

On Sunday July 26th, we broadcast live via Project Y Theatre Company’s YouTube page:
www.youtube.com/user/ProjectYNYC

The All Hands on Deck lineup:
Nanã
, by France-Luce Benson
They Live in You, by Sienna L. Jones
Bygone Fruit, by Banna Desta
Ways and Means, by Nikkole Salter

The All Hands On Deck Company:

Actors: Juliette Jeffers, Chantal Jean-Pierre, Terry Burrell, Jazmine Stewart, Candyce Adkins, Brenna Power, and Landon Woodson.
Musicians: Kena Anae and Munit Mesfin
Technician: Neel Murgai
Women in Theatre Festival Producers:
Michole Biancosino & Andrew W. Smith
Graphic Designer/Producer: Christopher Ulloth
Assistants to the Producers: Hadley Evans Nash and Gabrielle Martin

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Women In Theatre 2020

Posted by MB - July 7, 2020

2020 has been a turbulent, transformational moment in our lives and in our art. One of the most powerful tenets of theatre is its ability to enlighten and challenge social norms. We are pleased to offer new work this summer that explores our connections during a time of isolation. We had to cancel our 5th… 

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Zoom Plays

Posted by MB - April 8, 2020

On March 14th, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to take hold of all of our best laid artistic plans, we realized the moment asked us to be nimble.  So we put out a national call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays written to be performed on the Zoom platform. Within weeks, over a hundred… 

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