The OMR Theatre Presents FORT HUACHUCA: African American Nurses & The Second World War
World War II. Arizona. African American nurses arrive on an army base camp. Join Mayvee, Marjorie, Georgia, Elinor, and Thelma on their journey as they face the biggest challenge of their lives. Inequality, growing racial tension and a society that does not acknowledge their efforts, when all they want is to fight for their country. FORT HUACHUCA opens June 2nd as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at the The Complex Hollywood - 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90038.
A debut production written by emerging actress and playwright Ailema Sousa. Directed by Amen Igbinosun. A play set in Arizona on an army base camp. Focusing on the contributions and sacrifices made by the African-American women's army auxiliary corps (WAAC's) during the Second World War. Join Mayvee, Marjorie, Georgia, Elinor, and Thelma on their journey as they face the biggest challenge of their lives.
"This story is part of a history that has not been told, it is an important piece of all our history that must be brought to the light and I am very excited about the future of this piece". Elizabeth Alabi, Next Up Talent CEO
The OMR Theatre - The Complex Hollywood - 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90038
Saturday, June 2nd 6PM (PREVIEW)
Saturday, June 9th 9 PM
Friday, June 15th 9 PM
Saturday, June 16th 3 PM
Wednesday, June 20th 7.30 PM
Running Time: 1 Hour; Ages 14+
TICKETS: $14 http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4897?tab=tickets
Discounts available for: Preview Night, Students and more.
Directed by Amen Igbinosun
Written by Ailema De Sousa
Cast Natalia Elizabeth, Nicole Sousa, Ashlee Jones, Benjamin Colbourne, Ailema Sousa, Charles Nkrumah Jr, Resheda Terry, and Tiera Dashae, voiceovers by Kandace Caine & Kenneth Shook
Ailema Sousa is a British Actress and Writer based in London and Los Angeles. 'Fort Huachuca' will have its debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June. It will be her first full-length staged play.
Amen Igbinosun graduated from The American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University: Cambridge, MA with a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre in 2013. Amen has directed shows produced at Hope's House Ministries and was Assistant Director to Classical Theatre of Harlem's Macbeth.
A concept created two years ago after failing to find a film or play about World War Two which featured Black women playing central or supporting characters in a narrative. They were non-existent. The pivotal and influential contributions that African-American women made towards the Second World War, were discovered through extensive research. With the success of stories and films such as 'Hidden Figures' and more recently 'Black Panther' a story like 'Fort Huachuca' is needed now more than ever. Their success suggests that people want to see a different narrative, they want to see themselves reflected on screen and on stage.