Project1VOICE Celebrates the American Theater with a Nationwide Staged Reading Event

Project1VOICE One Play One Day 2017 is set, with over 40 theater companies and organizations participating to celebrate the American theater and present staged readings of Yellowman--the 2002 Pulitzer-Prize finalist for Drama by Dael Orlandersmith--on Monday, June 19, 2017.

The New York Flagship will be presented by Project1VOICE in association with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on Monday June 19th at Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn at 7PM. Niegel Smith (artistic director of The Flea) directs. Howard Overshown (Cost of Living, Free Man of Color) will play Eugene, the role he originated opposite Dael Orlandersmith. Stacey Sargeant (Eclipsed, Our Lady of Kibeho) will play Alma. Lighting by Eric Norbury. Bernita Robinson is Production Stage Manager. All proceeds from this benefit staged reading will support Project1VOICE, Inc (

Project1VOICE is an internationally recognized 501(c)(3) performing arts service organization committed to presenting programs and initiatives that promote and support the American theater, specifically black playwrights. One Play One Day is Project1VOICE's signature event. It revives and reintroduces classic plays from the American theater canon that have been forgotten. Each year on the third Monday in June same day staged readings of the same play are presented, hence the name, One Play One Day. One Play One Day is now in its seventh consecutive year.

On the same evening, Project1VOICE will recognize outstanding achievements in the American theatre with the 3rd annual Project1VOICE HONORS. This year's honorees include award-winning lighting designer Allen Lee Hughes, Broadway publicist and producer Irene Gandy and award-winning production designer Wynn Thomas. Each will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. All three are alums of the famed Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). A special tribute will honor the 50th anniversary of the NEC's visionary co-founders-Robert Hooks, Gerald Krone and Douglas Turner Ward.

For tickets and info: or the Kumble Theater Box Office (718) 488-1624

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased for $20 before June 12.

For an evolving list of participating theaters and organizations visit:

YELLOWMAN is made possible by special permission granted by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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