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Conch Shell New Works Reading Series at Conch Shell Productions


10/6/2019 - 10/12/2019


Conch Shell Productions

520 8th Avenue, NY
New York,NY 10018
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Conch Shell Production presents CONCH SHELL NEW WORKS READING SERIES showcasing stage readings of 3 new plays written by 3 Caribbean-American writers: Magaly Colimon-Christopher, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, and Phanesia Pharel.The series will take place in The Bruce Mitchell Room 520 8th Avenue 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018. Show dates/times: October 6th 8pm; October 12th 4pm and 7pm. Q&A will follow each staged reading.A curated reading series of new plays written by Caribbean-American artists opens on October 6th with Puerto Rican playwright Nelson Diaz-Marcanos Misfit, America: An American Western With Color (directed by Blayze Teicher). The play combines the magical realistic influences of Latin American literature with the Western genre popularized in the twentieth century to tell a tale that explores racism, the love that defines non-traditional family structures, and gender nonconformity. Follow this reading, a conversation and Q&A will be moderated by Karl OBrian Williams (Artistic Director of Braata Productions.) On October 12th at 4pm, Haitian-American playwright/director Magaly Colimon-Christopher (winner of Planet Connections Theater Festival Outstanding Production of a New Play, and Outstanding Playwriting for a New Play awards) presents Destination: Oooh Aaah Yummy - which examines the complexities of womens quest for joy and purpose. The post-reading Q&A for Destination will be moderated by Melody Brooks (Artistic Director of New Perspectives Theater). Finally, at 7pm Haitian-American Phansia Pharels Lucky (directed by Obie-winner Yvette Ganier) completes the series with a story of a woman coming to terms with sexual trauma and discovering the power of healing through writing. The evening will close with audience Q&A/discussion moderated by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif (Founder/Producer of Harlem9 and Producing Artistic Director of Liberation Theatre Company). Conch Shell New Works Readings Series is made possible by the 2020 Cycle 1 ARTNY Creative Space Grant and individual donations. Seats are limited. For reservations and to learn more about the playwrights, go to: CONCH SHELL PRODUCTIONS The mission of Conch Shell Productions is to develop and produce new works that inspire social change written by playwrights and screenwriters of Caribbean heritage living in America.

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