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Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women's Theater Festival Begins March 5

Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women's Theater Festival Begins March 5

Conch Shell Productions - in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College - will present the 2nd annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S THEATER FESTIVAL 2020 at MILTON G. BASSIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at YORK COLLEGE, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica New York March 5-March 7, 2020. Showtimes: Thursday, March 5th & Friday, March 6th: 7:30pm; Saturday, March 7th: 11am-10pm.

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World Premiere of 4 New Plays Hear Her Call Festival audiences will have the pleasure of attending the World premiere of four new plays: On March 5th at 7:30pm & March 7th at 1:30pm they will enjoy three one act plays including "Lucky" written & performed by Nancy Méndez-Booth, a comedic story of how one Puerto Rican adjunct wins the Pulitzer and prosperity for all Boricuas); "Lessons My Father Taught Me" written by Myra McPhee, a play about a Bahamian woman, trapped in her own trauma, who wrestles with her abandonment issues and struggles to attain wellness; and "WaDe n Da WaTeR" by writer/performer Monique A. Robinson a play that explores a supernatural realm in which United States Government takes Hurricane Katrina to court for the devastation it left in its wake. The trial turns into a realm altering and time bending satirical conflict between nature, spirit beings, and Orishas. Then, on March 6th and March 7th at 7:30pm - "Unbossed & Unbowed" written and performed by Ingrid Griffith explores the life of Shirley Chisholm, a black woman of Caribbean heritage who fought the political machine and ran for President of the U.S. in 1972.

Produced by Conch Shell Productions, the festival is a celebration of the diverse viewpoints of Caribbean American female playwrights and filmmakers. Featured American Playwrights include women of various Caribbean heritages: Ingrid Griffith (Guyana), Amina Henry (Jamaica), Nancy Méndez-Booth (Puerto Rico), Myra M. McPhee (Bahamas), Monique A. Robinson (Jamaica), and Magaly Colimon-Christopher (Haiti). In collaboration with Caribbean Film Academy, the festival will screen a series of four short films: Cross My Heart (Jamaica/US) by Sontenish Myers ; Fucked Like A Star (Haiti/US) by Stefanie Saintonge; Ori Inu: In Search of Self (Guyana/US) by Chelsea Odufu; Veronica (Puerto Rican/American) by Tanya Perez.


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