Saturday, August 13, 2011


HARLEM 9 presents...


Sunday, August 14, 2011• 7pm

Harlem School of the Arts • 645 St. Nicholas Avenue• New York, NY 10030

6 Playwrights. 6 Directors. 18 Actors raw impressions of 6 provocative black plays

~ a twist on the traditional 24- hour play festival. This event marks the inaugural collaboration of Harlem9, bringing together 6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 18 actors to re-conceive classic plays from the African Diaspora over the course of one weekend in Harlem ~

Playwrights: Ayanna Maia, Dominique Morisseau, Keith Josef Adkins,

Derek Lee McPhatter, Mfoniso Udofia, and Harrison David Rivers


Directors: Christopher Burris, Tamilla Woodard, Melissa Maxwell,

Russell G. Jones, Nicole A. Watson and LA Williams


Actors: Bruce Lemon, Laura Johnston, Axel Avin Jr., Chanel Carroll, Heather Simms,Crystal Dickinson, Gillian Glasco, Jamie Lincoln Smith, Jocelyn Bioh, Elain Graham, Samuel T. Gaines, Willie Teacher, Tamela Aldridge, Marcus Naylor, Alano Miller, Gerard Joseph, Ayo Cummings, Charles Browning

The 6 plays that will be re-conceived include:

Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, Zooman and the Sign by Charles Fuller, Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy, Day of Absence by Douglass Turner Ward, Black Terror by Richard Wesley, and The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe

$15 online -
$20 at the door - CASH ONLY

Funded in part by Harlem Arts Alliance
Sponsored by Nectar Wine Bar

Harlem9 is an arts organization comprised of 9 producing entities that have come together in Harlem to explore the past, present and future of black culture and celebrate the rich history of storytelling within the African diaspora. Blackboard Reading Series (Garlia Cornelia Jones), Earthseed Visions (Bryan E. Glover), E. Michael Lockley, goodfilm (Deborah Goodwin), Jonathan McCrory, Liberation Theatre Company (Sandra Daley and Spencer Barros), Soul Productions (Erin Washington), and With a Cherry on Top Productions (Erin Cherry), are the producers that comprise Harlem9.

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