Project1VOICE presents Benefit Staged Reading of YELLOWMAN by Dael Olandersmith
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 Olandersmith--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 (The Cost of Living, Free Man of Color) will play Eugene, the role he originated opposite Dael Olandersmith. Stacey Sargeant (Eclipsed, Our Lady of Kibeho) will play Alma. Lighting by Eric Norbury. Bernita Robinson is Production Stage Manager. 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. 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.
Also, during the same evening will be the 3rd annual Project1VOICE HONORS. Project1VOICE HONORS recognizes outstanding achievements in the American theatre. This year's recipients will be award-winning lighting designer Allen Lee Hughes, Broadway publicist and producer Irene Gandy and award-winning production designer Wynn Thomas. All three began their careers at the famed Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). Each will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. A special 50th anniversary tribute will honor the visionary co-founders of the NEC-Robert Hooks, Gerald Krone and Douglas Turner Ward.
For tickets and info: www.kumbletheater.org or the Kumble Theater Box Office (718) 488-1624 Tickets are $30 and may be purchased for $20 before June 11.