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Some Old Black Man - 2018 - Off-Broadway

$25 - $40

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of SOME OLD BLACK MAN, written by James Anthony Tyler and directed Joe Cacaci. Produced by Berkshire Playwrights Lab, SOME OLD BLACK MAN begins performances on Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4.

College Professor Calvin Jones moves his 82-year-old father Donald - an ailing but doggedly independent, blue-collar Southern farmer - from Greenwald, Mississippi into his Harlem penthouse. An argument over what to eat for breakfast turns into a generational clash over race, opportunity, and a decision that Calvin made years ago.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes

59E59 Theatres [Theatre B]

(New York, NY)
59 E. 59th St.

Some Old Black Man Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014
Now in it's sixth season, The Fire This Time Festival will welcome seven new playwrights into the family, January 19-February 8 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Aziza Barnes (me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published by Button Poetry Press), Rod Gailes OBC (COLORS: Dream Of the MASTA), Julienne L. Hairston (Ababuo in Project Y's Racey Play Reading Festival), Daaimah Mubashshir (Video Clare with Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Azure D. Osborne-Lee (member of EMERGENYC and Rising Circle Theater Collective's INKtank), Larry Powell (Dreams of a Prophet) and James Anthony Tyler (Some Old Black Man starring Arthur French at La MaMa). These playwrights will present an evening of ten-minute plays, each inspired by one of Alex Harsley's original photographs. More of Harsley's pieces will be featured at the TFTT festival kick-off event this fall, in which he and the playwrights will be introduced to the Horse Trade Theater Group and 4th Street Arts Block community.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
The University Musical Society has announced its full cohort of Digital Artist Residency artists, each of whom will explore timely themes through an array of new creative projects being developed specifically for the digital frame.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season, their 21st.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
With theaters dark nationwide, Berkshire Playwrights Lab moved to the digital realm through two partnerships: Off the Cuff with The Berkshire Museum and Keeping Live Theater Alive with the Theater5Alliance.
by Walter McBride - Oct 1, 2018
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Tony Award-winning actor Roger Robinson died Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Escondido, California from a complicated heart condition. He was 78.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
OBIE award winning The Fire This Time Festival  (TFTT) announces today its 10th anniversary festival dates and the lineup of featured playwrights who comprise the centerpiece of the annual 10-minute play program.
by Audition Roundup - Nov 5, 2017
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Today Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein of the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company announced the Twelfth Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be Winifred & Myrtle Go to High School by Leah Nanako Wrinkler, directed by Michael Goldfried; Around 2 by James Anthony Tyler, directed by Estefania Fadul; and The Caribbean Queen with book & lyrics by Jamie Cowperthwait, music & lyrics by Salomon Lerner, directed and choreographed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz with musical direction by Salomon Lerner. An-Lin Dauber will provide scenic design, with costume design by Karen Boyer, lighting design by Kate August and sound design by Karl Berntson.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015
?The Playwrights' Center has introduced eight new Core Writers, as well as the 2015-16 Many Voices Fellows, Many Voices Mentees, and Core Apprentices. These writers will join the continuing Core Writers and the previously announced 2015-16 Jerome Fellows, McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, and McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient as the Center's season of playwrights. McKnight Theater Artist Fellows will be announced in June.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
SPACE on Ryder Farm, a non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its lineup for the 2017 Working Farm Reading Series to be held at Playwrights Horizons in New York City April 3-7, 2017. All readings are free, and farm-fresh bites inspired by the plays and prepared by SPACE chefs will be served at each reading.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017
Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black - London's long-running West End play -  will open at Chicago's Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016
Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its 2020 Artists-in-Residence: Trip Cullman, Joshua Harmon, Michael R. Jackson, Sylvia Khoury, Martyna Majok and Tyne Rafaeli.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016
Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018
The Dramatists Guild of America is proud to announce they will present the 2018 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to playwright James Anthony Tyler at the Dramatists Guild's awards presentations in 2018. This year's award finalist is Fernanda Coppel. The Richenthal Foundation is again sponsoring the award.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for tonight, February 9, through March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2018 Summer Season, the 64th Season for the Tony® Award-winning theatre company, which will include three world premiere plays, a world premiere musical, and much more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017
The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the first class of theater commissions selected to receive support from its fund dedicated to the commission and development of innovative English-language works from playwrights around the globe. Announced earlier this year, the $5 million fund will enable the creation of one- and two-person audio plays driven by language and voice, in keeping with Audible's core commitment to elevating listening experiences through powerful performances of brilliantly composed words.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017
59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of SOME OLD BLACK MAN, written byJames Anthony Tyler and directed Joe Cacaci. Produced by Berkshire Playwrights Lab, SOME OLD BLACK MAN begins performances on Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Just in time for the holiday season, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to try something new this year with a holiday ticket package. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, THE WOMAN IN BLACK will include a drink from the bar with the purchase of a ticket using the code HOLIDAY through January 6, 2019. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "Brilliant" by Chicago Theater Review, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Audible has announced  its latest Emerging Playwrights Fund class.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots."
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011
Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its fifth annual "Take 10," an evening of nine 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights competition on May 3- 7th at Off-Broadway's The Wild Project (195 E 3rd St).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2018
Berkshire Playwrights Lab (BPL) will celebrate the kickoff of the summer season with a benefit Gala on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the historic Wyantenuck Country Club, located at 46 West Sheffield Road in Great Barrington. The evening, a celebration of eleven years of original plays, expanded programming and affordable professional theater, includes light dinner fare, a silent auction, and a short surprise performance. Gala tickets are $125 per person and are available directly through BPL at 413.528.2544 or via email or mail (please see BerkshirePlaywrightsLab.com for details). Underwriter tickets are $250 per person and Sponsor tickets are $500 per person, both of which will help support the expanded 2018 season and give the patrons special recognition in the season playbill and at the readings.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011
Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its fifth annual "Take 10," an evening of nine 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights competition on May 3- 7th at Off-Broadway's The Wild Project (195 E 3rd St).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director) announce their 11th season, RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. RICOCHET will feature four boundary-pushing original, intersecting plays that follow a community as it copes with the aftermath of a mass shooting. Written by The Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB playwrights, Gabriel Jason Dean, Charly Evon Simpson, and James Anthony Tyler, the season will include four complementary original graphic novels created by Danica Novgorodoff.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
The Obie-award winning The Fire This Time Festival (http://www.firethistimefestival.com/), in association with Frigid New York @ Horse Trade, is presenting readings of three plays and a screenplay that were developed in its New Works Lab, and they will be held over two days: Thursday May 3, and May 4, 2018, at the Sheen Center in Studio B, located at 18 Bleecker St (between Mott St. and Elizabeth St.) in New York City.