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Joyce Sylvester

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1981
Carmen Casteel

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1981
Carmen Casteel






Joyce Sylvester News

New Federal Theatre Announces 2021 Ntozake Shange Readings Series Photo New Federal Theatre Announces 2021 Ntozake Shange Readings Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

Woodie King's New Federal Theatre has set plays by Mustapha Matura, S. Shephard-Massat and Larry Muhammad for the June, 2021 edition of its Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series, which will be held three Tuesdays in June--June 8, 15 and 22-- all in live streamed readings on Zoom.

 Photo New Federal Theatre Presents RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS & PLAY READINGS Featuring André DeShields & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2020

From June 2 to 30, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present 'Tuesdays in June 2020: Rapping with the Artists & Play Readings,' a program of seven live-streamed discussions and play reading events featuring distinguished artists who have done formative and influential work at New Federal Theater.

BWW Review: Very Funny Jamaican Situation Comedy TWO CAN PLAY is Revived by the New F Photo BWW Review: Very Funny Jamaican Situation Comedy TWO CAN PLAY is Revived by the New Federal Theatre
by Joe Lombardi - Mar 10, 2020

TWO CAN PLAY Begins at New Federal Theatre February 27 Photo TWO CAN PLAY Begins at New Federal Theatre February 27
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2020

From February 27 to April 5, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month with an Off-Broadway production of 'Two Can Play' by Trevor Rhone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. 

New Federal Theatre Revives Trevor Rhone's TWO CAN PLAY for Black History Month and W Photo New Federal Theatre Revives Trevor Rhone's TWO CAN PLAY for Black History Month and Women's History Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020

From February 27 to March 29, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will celebrate both Black History Month and Women's History Month with an Off-Broadway production of 'Two Can Play' by Trevor Rhone, directed by Clinton Turner Davis, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. In this two-act comedy, Gloria and Jim, a lower middle-class couple in Kingston, try their wildest schemes to escape gun crime and establish residence in the United States. They survive because they learn to communicate and rediscover each other. Playwright Trevor Rhone was the artistic giant of Jamaican theater. The play celebrates the pent-up need for self-discovery and personal development in Jamaican women, a theme which is also universal. Director is Clinton Turner Davis, who helmed the comedy's New York premiere in 1985.

New Federal Theatre Presents Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series Photo New Federal Theatre Presents Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2019

Woodie King's New Federal Theatre has set four plays for the June, 2019 edition of its Annual Ntozake Shange Readings Series. The series will run four Tuesdays--June 4, 11, 18 and 25--with all readings at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd Street.

HATITIUDES At Tribeca PAC Will Benefit New Federal Theatre Photo HATITIUDES At Tribeca PAC Will Benefit New Federal Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Apr 16, 2019

BMCC's Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, in partnership with New Federal Theatre, will present 'Hatitudes 2019: A Tribute to the Grace and Style of Our Mothers,' a benefit for Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

HATITUDES Returns To Tribeca PAC Photo HATITUDES Returns To Tribeca PAC
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2019

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, in partnership with the New Federal Theatre, proudly presents the second annual Hatitudes: A Tribute to the Grace and Style of Our Mothers on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3pm.

BWW Review: FREEDA PEOPLES Shakes the Foundation of The Ensemble Theatre Photo BWW Review: FREEDA PEOPLES Shakes the Foundation of The Ensemble Theatre
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Apr 10, 2019

If you're a churchgoer and specifically a member of a black church, the issues in this production aren't foreign. In this story, we learn about backsliding deacons, disgruntled church elders, and hate towards the new pastor. Not saying that every church has these issues, but if you aren't in a church that has these issues you've heard of a church that has.

BWW Interview: The Ensemble Theatre's Eileen Morris Talks FREEDA PEOPLES Photo BWW Interview: The Ensemble Theatre's Eileen Morris Talks FREEDA PEOPLES
by Audrey Morabito - Apr 6, 2019

It is often said amongst theatre-goers and theatre-makers alike that 'theatre is church'. When attending a well-done production, theatre can be a cathartic, revealing, and truthful experience for the audience member. In the case of Joyce Sylvester's 'church comedy' FREEDA PEOPLES, running at The Ensemble Theatre through April 14th, the claim that 'Theatre is church' is manifested quite literally. Sylvester's comedy focuses on the relationship between a church's leaders and its congregation, analyzing the relationships between those of religious authority and the church patrons. Taking a closer look at the goings-on of this community reveals that no one is who they claim to be, and that we could all use a dose of truth and healing in our lives.


Joyce Sylvester Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joyce Sylvester been in?
Joyce Sylvester has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Joyce Sylvester been in?
Joyce Sylvester has not appeared in the West End