SEASON 20 - 2013

Reading Series

Directed by Veronica Thompson

DAUGHTERS OF THE KUSH

November 16, 2013

 

Written by George Corbin

Producers: Nancy Cheryll Davis, Nancy Renee, Veronica Thompson
 

It’s 1963. When Kathy Greenberg Battle, a white student at a small mid-western university, decides to pledge the sole African-American sorority, it triggers unexpected consequences. George Corbin’s works include Galveston, which was produced though Towne Street Theatre’s 6th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival.

ENSEMBLE

Shonte Buford • Caitlin Eckstein • Kory Karam • Raquel Rosser
Diane Sellers • Amani Starnes • Kenya L. Williams

 

CRAWDADDY

June 15, 2013

 

Written by Barbara White Morgan
Producers: Nancy Cheryll Davis, Nancy Renee, Diane  Sellers, Barbara Fisher

 

Our ancestral voices speak to us all, keeping us on track and reminding s to stay true to our roots. CRAWDADDY deals with the consequences of turning a deaf ear to those voices and drowning them out with broadcast noise...

ENSEMBLE

Zoe Cotton - Mack Miles - Kenya L. Williams Mark V. Jones - Jackie Marriott - Lamar Usher

Seth Austin - Patricia Fructuoso - Barbara Fisher

Danielle Rollins - Londale Theus 

Directed by

Diane Sellers

About the Playwright

Barbara White Morgan’s works include The Dance Begins When The Waltz Goes Backwards, and An American Tract. Her screenplay, They Need A Porter At The Chase Hotel was awarded Best Screenplay by the Writer’s Guild Open Door Program. Ms Morgan is a member of the Dramatist Guild and The Towne Street Theatre Company.

 

24 GUN CONTROL PLAYS

June 1, 2013

 

Towne Street Theatre is proud to take part in this important national dialogue. The "24 Gun Control Plays," a collection of short plays from NoPassport Press: Dreaming the Americas Series, will be performed by various theatre companies throughout the United States during the week of May 27, 2013.

 

In January 2013, NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (Caridad Svich, founder) in collaboration with Theatre J, force/collision and Twinbiz, put out a call for new writing about gun control.

 

Over 100 submissions came from playwrights, poets and theatre-makers of all regard with vibrant and important reactions to the recent events in Newton, Aurora. (Web site: nopassport.org)

 

PLAYWRIGHTS

Elaine Avila • Neil LaBute • Gab Cody • Cecilia Copeland • Amina Henry • Yvette Heyliger • Zac Kline Jennifer Maisel • Lynn Manning • Oliver Mayer • Winter Miller • Chiori Miyagawa • August Schulenberg Saviana Stanescu • Caridad Svich • Gary Winter • Laura Zam

 

JOLETA

March 20, 2013

 

by Harriet A. Dickey

directed by Nancy Renee

 

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we're revisiting one of our most acclaimed productions. "Joleta" was performed in 2001 and 2002 and won Best Local Playwright and was nominated for Best Ensemble. Four daughters' long-simmering suspicions about their paternity come to a boil with the homecoming of their paroled uncle. In the ensuing quagmire of fidelity, skin color, ethics and passion, lives are riddled by the wiles of a conniving ex-wife. 

Directed by

Nancy Cheryll Davis

About the Playwright

Harriet A. Dickey is a Los Angeles based playwright whose numerous TV and stage credits include the acclaimed production of “Joleta,” a 2001 NAACP Theatre Award Winner for Best Playwright Local.

CRITIC RAVES


Philip Brandes of the Los Angeles Times

"Marrying plot intricacies worthy of Jane Austen and the emotional expressiveness of contemporary African American voices, Harriet A. Dickey's JOLETA proves a gripping, tightly scripted generational saga about a family uncovering dark secrets in its painful history with clear insightful direction by Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy."

 

R.M. Sydnor from The L.A. Sentinel

"JOLETA was one of the bright surprises in the summer LA theater scene ...The interplay among the women, who are more than than simply caricatures of African-American women, dazzles and is well acted. Veronica Thompson & Teressa Taylor as Wendolyn and Ambrosia ignite the stage and William L. Johnson's devilish young Vernon captures our attention whenever he's on stage ... Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy's direction deserves high marks. JOLETA is rewarding theater with plenty of laughs and tears." 

 

The L.A. Weekly

"A very talented cast makes JOLETA well worth the price of admission."

 

LA Watts Times

"JOLETA has a charismatic ensemble in Harriet Dickey's suspenseful drama."

Celebrating our 26th Season!

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