New Comedic Series #UNBOOKED Features Broadway Talent and Hope for Employment
From the creators of the "The Great Black Way", comes their next series #UNBOOKED: a new comedic series about the un-fabulous life of the un-employed actor. EPOCH CREATIVE NYC has paired with Answers 4 Dancers and Hamilton's BranDon Hudson to create this new series.
New York, NY: On Monday, January 30, 2017 at 8am Epoch Creative NYC a local non-profit specializing in the creation and production of work of artists of color will release their newest comedic series entitled "#UNBOOKED". This is their second series fully crafted by a creative team of all artist of color. Their first series, "The Great Black Way" gained over 250k views and was an official selection for The New Ohio Theatre's NY Indie Theatre Film Festival.
The Creators of "The Great Black Way" & "#UNBOOKED", Nikko Kimzin and NaTonia Monét met on the International Tour of West Side Story and shared a passion for creating greater opportunities for artists of color and began writing. To produce this series EPOCH CREATIVE NYC has teamed up with Answers 4 Dancers and Hamilton's BranDon Hudson. "Our hope in joining forces with Answers 4 Dancers and Broadway talent like BranDon Hudson is to encourage other marginalized artists to create new narratives for themselves and others." (Nikko Kimzin, Director of #UNBOOKED)
"The Great Black Way" & "#UNBOOKED" feature Broadway Vets such as:
Chris Rice (The Book of Mormon), Alexa Marie DeBarr (Tour: An American in Paris), Yesenia Ayala (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Karli Dinardo (Hamilton), BranDon Hudson (Hamilton), Sissy Bell (Anastasia), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots, Something Rotten), Clay Thomson (Newsies, Matilda) Carry Tedder (A Bronx Tale, Dames at Sea), Jeremy Greenbaum (Newsies), Tessa Grady (Dames at Sea, Cinderella), Alyssa Shorte (After Midnight), Monique Smith (After Midnight), Clinton Roane (The Scottsboro Boys)
This spring, EPOCH CREATIVE NYC will also release a new short film entitled LA MORENA featuring Hamilton's Ricardo A. Zayas and Samantha Barriento (Alvin Ailey II). This film tells the story of a Latina who loses her identity in a new relationship only to re-discover her strength through the matriarchs of her family. This film is intended for film festival circuits.
About EPOCH CREATIVE NYC: EPOCH CREATIVE NYC is a new innovative arts initiative that has one mission: to uplift the human spirit. We believe art has the ability to form relationships, build community, and ultimately change lives. We do this by collaborations between minority artists that seek to serve underrepresented communities. www.epochcreativenyc.com
Nikko Kimzin: is the Producing Director of Epoch Creative NYC. "LA MORENA" (writer/producer/director), "THE GREAT BLACK WAY" (writer, producer, director), "#UNBOOKED" (writer, producer, director), Artist Anonymous (producer), "3rd Wheel" (Director). Nikko is a member of the Latinx Theatre Commons. Performance credits include: Broadway World Award for Best Performance of a Leading Male as "Bernardo" in West Side Story (Engeman Theater), "Pablo" in Sister Act, "Jacob" in La Cage Aux Folles (North Shore Music Theatre), "Ritchie Valens" in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Casa Mañana, TX), "Chino" in West Side Story ( Int'l Tour), "Lun Tha" King and I,
"Luke" Anything Goes", Evita, A Funny Thing.., My Fairytale (U.S.Premiere) ,...etc www.nikkokimzin.com insta: @nikkokimzin
NaTonia Monet: (Co- creator of THE GREAT BLACK WAY & #UNBOOKED); a native of Richmond, VA, graduate of Florida State University & recent UCB Improv 101 graduate. Credits include: SISTER ACT (Walnut Street Theatre), DREAMGIRLS & SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (North Shore Music Theatre), WEST SIDE STORY (International Tour), Saturday Night Live, and The Key Of Awesome parody videos. www.NaToniaMonet.com insta: @natoniamonet
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