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Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jelani graduated from Ithaca College in upstate New York with a BFA in Acting in 2016. Following graduation, Jelani moved to Chicago where he has performed in many productions throughout the city, including "Topdog/Underdog" (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre) in which he won a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Actor in an Ensemble.

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Franklin Stage Company Presents TOLIVER & WAKEMAN A New Play By Kyle Bass

The Franklin Stage Company, Delaware County's renowned professional summer theater, will present a new play by Kyle Bass entitled TOLIVER & WAKEMAN, directed by Vernice Miller. It will begin performances on August 4 and run through August 2, 2023.

TOLIVER & WAKEMAN Comes to Franklin Stage Company in August

The Franklin Stage Company, Delaware County’s renowned professional summer theater, will present a new play by Kyle Bass entitled TOLIVER & WAKEMAN, directed by Vernice Miller. It will begin performances on August 4 and run through August 2, 2023.

New Theatre Company THEE Takes Over Shrunken Shakespeare Company & Launches with THE SPELLS Reading

The NYC-based THEE (The Hey Ensemble) will see members develop original works of theatre and film in a non-hierarchical, ensemble-based atmosphere. The company was rebuilt to align with a mutually agreed upon set of unapologetic values that uplift accessibility, collaboration, and equity.

HartBeat Ensemble To Stage Athol Fugard's Gripping Drama MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!

HartBeat Ensemble announced today their upcoming production of My Children! My Africa!, a gripping drama about the collision of education, idealism and politics by preeminent South African dramatist Athol Fugard. The play will run September 29 through October 9 at HartBeat Ensemble's Carriage House Theater (360 Farmington Avenue) in Hartford, CT. 

HartBeat Ensemble Announces NEA Grant, Plus Artistic & Educational Expansion

HartBeat Ensemble announced today an educational and artistic expansion of the 21 year old theatre company. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, HartBeat Ensemble welcomes Jeanika Browne-Springer to its staff in the newly-created educational role of Director of LifeLong Learning.

Civic Ensemble Announces Leadership Change

Civic Ensemble Artistic Director and co-founder Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. has announced that he will be stepping down from his position at Civic Ensemble, an ensemble-based, community driven theater company founded in 2012. After seven years with Civic Ensemble, Simmons will depart in December to become Artistic Director of HartBeat Ensemble in Hartford, CT. HartBeat is one of Hartford's most important cultural institutions, dedicated to creating provocative theater that connects to the community beyond the traditional barriers of class, race, geography and gender.

Theater at Monmouth Brings Shakespeare to Maine Communities with Tour of KING LEAR

William Shakespeare's King Lear is TAM's Shakespeare in Maine Communities offering for 2018. King Lear will tour for three weeks to schools and community centers across the state from October 9-26 and run for one weekend only in Cumston Hall October 12 through 14. TAM's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Shakespeare in Maine Communities tour is also funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Betterment Foundation.

Civic Ensemble's Acclaimed Production of Athol Fugard's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! Returns by Popular Demand

Civic Ensemble will remount their production of MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, Athol Fugard's gripping, eloquent drama about teaching and learning within segregated South Africa for four performances at the Kitchen Theatre Company February 16-18.  

Civic Ensemble to Remount MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! This February

Civic Ensemble will remount their production of MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, Athol Fugard's gripping, eloquent drama about teaching and learning within segregated South Africa for four performances at the Kitchen Theatre Company February 16-18.

Civic Ensemble's Acclaimed Production of Athol Fugard's MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! Returns by Popular Demand

Civic Ensemble will remount their production of MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, Athol Fugard's gripping, eloquent drama about teaching and learning within segregated South Africa for four performances at the Kitchen Theatre Company February 16-18.  

Civic Ensemble to Remount MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! This February

Civic Ensemble will remount their production of MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!, Athol Fugard's gripping, eloquent drama about teaching and learning within segregated South Africa for four performances at the Kitchen Theatre Company February 16-18.

Photo Flash: World Premiere of SLASHES OF LIGHT Opens Tonight at The Kitchen Theatre

The Kitchen Theatre Company completes its 2013-14 Season with the world premiere of a play set in Chicago's South Side during the turbulent 1960s. SLASHES OF LIGHT by Judy Tate is produced in collaboration with Civic Ensemble. This production connects Civic Ensemble's focus on community-based work by women and people of color with the Kitchen's two decades of producing bold, intimate work that starts 'important conversations.' Previews are June 11, 12 and 13, opening night is June 14, and the play closes on June 29. Check out a first look at the cast below!

Judi Jackson, Sarah K. Chalmers & More Lead Kitchen Theatre's SLASHES OF LIGHT, Now thru 6/29

The Kitchen Theatre Company and Civic Ensemble are excited to announce the casting of the world premiere of SLASHES OF LIGHT by Judy Tate. SLASHES OF LIGHT tells the story of an African American girl's coming-of-age in Chicago's South Side during the turbulent 1960s. This production connects Civic Ensemble's focus on community-based work by women and people of color with the Kitchen's two decades of producing bold, intimate work that starts 'important conversations.' Previews are today, June 11 and June 12 & 13, opening night is June 14, and the play closes on June 29.

Photo Flash: First Look at Kitchen Theatre's SLASHES OF LIGHT, Begin. 6/11

The Kitchen Theatre Company completes its 2013-14 Season with the world premiere of a play set in Chicago's South Side during the turbulent 1960s. SLASHES OF LIGHT by Judy Tate is produced in collaboration with Civic Ensemble. This production connects Civic Ensemble's focus on community-based work by women and people of color with the Kitchen's two decades of producing bold, intimate work that starts 'important conversations.' Previews are June 11, 12 and 13, opening night is June 14, and the play closes on June 29. Check out a first look at the cast below!

Kitchen Theatre to Premiere SLASHES OF LIGHT, 6/11-29

The Kitchen Theatre Company completes its 2013-14 Season with the world premiere of a play set in Chicago's South Side during the turbulent 1960s. SLASHES OF LIGHT by Judy Tate is produced in collaboration with Civic Ensemble. This production connects Civic Ensemble's focus on community-based work by women and people of color with the Kitchen's two decades of producing bold, intimate work that starts 'important conversations.' Previews are June 11, 12 and 13, opening night is June 14, and the play closes on June 29.

Judi Jackson, Sarah K. Chalmers & More to Lead Kitchen Theatre's SLASHES OF LIGHT, 6/11-29

The Kitchen Theatre Company and Civic Ensemble are excited to announce the casting of the world premiere of SLASHES OF LIGHT by Judy Tate. SLASHES OF LIGHT tells the story of an African American girl's coming-of-age in Chicago's South Side during the turbulent 1960s. This production connects Civic Ensemble's focus on community-based work by women and people of color with the Kitchen's two decades of producing bold, intimate work that starts 'important conversations.' Previews are June 11, 12 and 13, opening night is June 14, and the play closes on June 29.

Southern Rep Closes A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Southern Rep announces the location of their upcoming production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Big Easy Award-Winner, Jason Kirkpatrick, presented in collaboration with InSideOut Productions.

Southern Rep Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Southern Rep announces the location of their upcoming production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Big Easy Award-Winner, Jason Kirkpatrick, presented in collaboration with InSideOut Productions.

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