Dianne Dixon Joins Cast of Braata's Caribbean Playreading Series in Queens
Award-winning actress and singer Dianne Dixon has joined a stellar lineup of actors from across the Caribbean for the Braata Productions Caribbean Playreading Series, to be held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in Queens, New York, from April 22- 24.
The Caribbean Playreading Series is designed to create develop, showcase and expose the best of Caribbean theatrical offerings and to introduce American audiences to the work of new and established playwrights from the Caribbean diaspora.
Over the course of the three day event, a different Caribbean play will be presented as a staged reading on each evening.
The three plays announced for this year's series are Bright Lights, Tent City by France Luce Benson ( Haiti) on Friday April 22 at 8pm, Mom's Eulogy by Jermaine Rowe (Jamaica) on Saturday April 23 at 8pm and Shepherd by Rawle Gibbons (Trinidad) on Sunday April 24 at 3pm.
The event is free to the public.
The Jamaican born Dixon will appear in two readings- Mom's Eulogy and Shepherd.
She will be joined by an acclaimed cast of established and emerging Caribbean American actors including Andrew Clarke, Lincoln Brown, Ilana Warner, Nyanda Cammock, Mitzie Pratt, Monique John, Eric Berryman and Tyane Robinson.
In a career spanning nearly two decades, the multitalented Dixon has established herself as one of the most respected and dynamic Caribbean actors working in New York today.
Renowned for her versatility, her resume includes numerous appearances in critically acclaimed productions spanning several genres.
Dramatic appearances include productions such as Haiti's Children of God, One of Our Sons is Missing, An Old Woman Remembers, Massinisa- Lord of Thunder and Jamaican Karl O'Brian Williams' Not About Eve, which played to sold out audiences at the world famous National Black Theater Festival in Winston Salem ,North Carolina.
Her singing and dancing talents have earned her excellent reviews in such musicals as Ain't Misbehavin' and Flambeaux , which swept the 2015 Audelco Awards for Excellence in black theater, winning six awards including Best Musical.
Dixon herself has been nominated for the Audelco Award- New York's highest honor for Off Broadway black theater, on two occasions- as Best Supporting Actress for the musical Jamaica in 2001 and again for the drama Dinner at the Manse in 2005.
She is a 2008 recipient of the New York City Council Award for Excellence in the Arts.
The Jamaica Performing Arts Center is located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica , New York, 11432.