Black Theater Fall Preview BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS? Comes to the Vineyard Theatre
Today, influencer and talent manager ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the award-winning Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director) announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Fall Preview: Off Broadway Edition. The event is scheduled at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th Street) on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porgy & Bess, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jitney) will host the program whose purpose is to bring attention to the unprecedented number of plays by black playwrights being produced Off-Broadway this season.
Several theater companies will come together for an evening of conversation, commentary and performance from playwrights, actors, and other artistic personnel. The plays showcased as part of the black theater fall preview will include:
Christmas Carol In Harlem by Shawn Rene Graham
Directed by Steven H. Broadnax III
Classical Theatre of Harlem | November 25 - December 8
(Participants and program subject to change)
The fall preview's title "Black Playwrights: They Speak, Who Listens?" is based on an article written about Black women playwrights by Dr. Barbara Molette, the late playwright, actress, director, scholar, educator and author whose career spanned over five decades. The article, published in 1973 for "Overtures: A Black Theater Annual, 10th Anniversary Edition," was presented in conjunction with the annual AUDELCO Awards (Audience Development Committee). Based in New York City, the
AUDELCO Awards honor excellence in black theater.
Black Playwrights: They Speak, Who Listens? A Black Theater Fall Preview: Off Broadway Edition is free.
Seating is limited. RSVPs are required. For reservations visit: https://walktallgirlproductions.formstack.com/forms/black_theater_fall_preview_2018