ONAJE To Premiere At FringeNYC In October
Betrayed by authorities and forced to survive no matter the cost, ONAJE opens in the 1980s with an explosive encounter that threatens to uncover long-buried secrets from a desperate past. Written by Robert Bowie, Jr., directed by Pat Golden, and produced by Susan Conover Marinello, ONAJE will run for five performances, October 13 - 21, in New York City.
Set against the backdrop of the Cambridge race riots on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in July 1967, ONAJE is an exploration of buried secrets and the journey through the darkest of human souls. This new play is set in two worlds: the open road of the 1980s, and a burning neighborhood in 1967, where a young man, his family and his soul come face to face with the crushing hatred of racism. ONAJE is a journey to understand the past and find a way forward toward a new future.
One of 85 plays selected to be a part of FringeNYC 2018, ONAJE will feature nine actors including: Adam Couperthwaite, Sheila Joon, Ostadazim, Curtis Jackson, Raphael Peacock, Bristol Pomeroy, and Tim Rush.
In keeping with the festival spirit, this year, all audience members will meet at The FringeHUB, 685 Washington Street (Between Charles & Perry) and will be walked to the theatre by a Fringe Ambassador. All theatres are within 3 blocks of the FringeHUB.
Saturday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16 @ 9:45 pm
Thursday, October 18 @ 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 20 @ 2:15 pm
Sunday, October 21 @ 7:00 pm
Playwright and poet Robert Bowie, Jr. was a litigator who sold his successful law firm in Baltimore and dedicated himself to his work as a playwright. Bowie's award-winning plays are focused on social justice and span a broad spectrum between drama and comedy. His subject matter ranges from plays about racial prejudice and civil rights to political farce. ONAJE was a Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center semi-finalist. Bowie is a graduate of Harvard University and is the Poet Laureate of The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).
Pat Golden, is an award-winning director and casting director for stage and film, with an extensive career that includes Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional and International credits. She served as Assistant Director to Emily Mann on the Broadway production of A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE, and has worked with The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Little Theatre, Cherry Lane, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Mostly Mozart Festival and many other productions. In addition, she won the Artios Award for Best Casting in a Feature Film (Drama) for PLATOON, and was nominated for BLUE VELVET.
Susan Conover Marinello has worked with many arts organizations including Circle Repertory Company, The Second Stage, The 92nd Street Y, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and The George Street Playhouse. She most recently produced the world premiere of Pryor Rendering the new musical by Shawn Churchman and Frank Schiro, based on a novel by Gary Reed, about coming of age and coming out in rural 1960s Oklahoma. A graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Sue has also saved a mountain, served as a political speechwriter in the New Jersey Legislature, and created an award-winning water conservation program.