""The Black Experience: Past, Present & Future"

2013 PLAY FESTIVAL

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FESTIVAL WINNER

The Abortion Clause

by Mark V. Jones

Director: Raf Mauro

 

In a not so distant future where no parents have gone before, James and Mary have devised a fail-safe plan to move “slacker” son Thomas into action.

 

Cast: Jamiyon Parker, RCB, Teressa Taylor, Diane Sellers, Lamar Usher, Mack Miles

 

VOTED #2 AUDIENCE FAVORITE

Vote Here by Jeff Carter  

Director: Diane Sellers

 

When John Crabbly, an African American teacher, goes to his local polling station to vote in the presidential election, he finds that nearly everything about the voting process has been oddly compromised.

VOTED #3 AUDIENCE FAVORITE

Transition by Peter Snoad  

Director: Raf Mauro

 

Invited to a hotel room, Andy is greeted by a man who claims to be Walter, an old friend and colleague. But how can that be? Walter was white, and this man is black ... A 2009 Festival Favorite!

 

VOTED #4 AUDIENCE FAVORITE

Galveston by George Corbin  

Director: Veronica Thompson

 

In August 1904, two desperate immigrants seeking entry into the U.S. find their dream threatened when their eligibility is questioned.

1969 by Barbara White Morgan

Director: Kim Harrington

 

Two revolutionaries, one woman and the police. An explosive cocktail.

 

Purchasing Power by Benjamin Marshall

Director: Nancy Cheryll Davis

 

A wealthy young black man enters a fancy boutique to buy the one commodity that will protect him in difficult, social encounters ... a white man.

 

 

When the Smoke Clears by Porcha Evans

Director: Mark V. Jones

 

What promised to be a memorable 21st birthday for Trinity Taylor turns into a memory she wasn't quite expecting.

 

 

Yea, Uh Huh by Sy Richardson

Director: Sarah A. Bauer

 

A young man meets a beautiful young woman on the beach and unwittingly experiences a strange and unexpected encounter. A 2007 Festival Favorite!

 

 

Your Haunted Heart & Me by Amani Starnes

Director: Nancy Cheryll Davis

 

Before Malia can begin a family of her own, she must confront the secrets and ghosts of the family she never knew.

 

 

Zombie Tale by David Lindsey

Director: Nancy Renee

 

1700 on a Caribbean island; old plantation country life, sandy beaches, wind swept palm trees, great ocean breeze, and oh yes – Zombies. May we book your stay?

Ensemble

Joseph Andrew - Brett Baker - Thomas Bell - Kenneth Steven Bernfeld - Roslyn Cohn - Kenny Cooper - Zoe Cotton - Barika A. Croom - Ray Dennis - Barbara A. Fisher - Kandace Janae - Mark V. Jones - Jackie Marriott - Mack Miles - Brandon Morales - Jaimyon Parker - Tien Pham - RCB - Bob Rodriguez - Raquel Rosser - Aries Sanders - Diane Sellers - Brittany Sinkler - Amani Starnes - Teressa Taylor - Veronice Thompson - Lamar Usher - Joahn Webb 0 Kenya Williams

 

Production

Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy - Artistic Director/Producer

Nancy Renee - Producer/Director

Nathaniel Bellamy - Production Design/Producer

Veronica Thompson - Producer/Director

Mark V. Jones - Set/Director

Sarah A. Bauer - Production Stage Manager/Director

Celebrating our 26th Season!

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