National Black Theatre to Present FACING OUR TRUTH: 10 MINUTE PLAYS ON TRAYVON, RACE AND PRIVILEGE, 2/5-10

After a sold out World Premiere Presentation at the Segal Theatre, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in association with The New Black Fest present the first full production of Facing Our Truth: 10 minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege from February 5 - 10, 2014. 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: www.nationalblacktheatre.org or by calling the theatre directly at (212) 722 -3800.

The plays will be performed by a powerful ensemble of 10 actors under the direction of Ebony Golden and Axel Avin Jr. Actors include: Maechi Aharanwa (Artistic Associate at Classical Theatre of Harlem), TJ Allen, Paris Campbell, Khadim Diop (Member of Impact Repertory Theatre), Marisa Duchowny (Daytime 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).

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 events which are listed on NBT's website, nationalblacktheatre.org.

Performance Schedule: Facing Our Truth has a limited performance schedule and will run only Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 to Saturday, February 8th, 2014 with a special performance Monday, February 10th, 2014. All the evening shows will start at 7:30 pm with a Saturdaymatinee performance at 2pm. Tickets are $25 general admission. For seniors, students and active military members, call the theatre at (212) 722-3800 or e-mail rsvp@nationalblacktheatre.org to learn more. If you have a group of ten (10) or more, call (212) 722-3800. Full outline of post-performance activities will be announced on a later date. General tickets are available by calling (212) 722-3800 or visiting www.nationalblacktheatre.org, or going to the NBT Box Office at 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th & 126th Streets in Harlem, New York. Box Office hours are1:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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