A celebration honoring the literary and musical astonishments of the Harlem Renaissance. Four new commissioned plays, as well as authentic songs of the era by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, others and poetry by Angelina Grimke, Langston Hughes and others. With: Paule Aboite, Andrew R. Cooksey, Keldrick Crowder, Z. Louis Finney, Sydney Allyson Francis & Emani Spence. Music Director: Eugene Abrams
Medea | Open: 07/17/10 Close: 07/31/10
Sorceress Medea plots a terrifying revenge on her faithless husband which destroys her as well.
with: Amanda Elizabeth Sawyer, Michael Lawrence Eisenstein, Sydney Allyson Francis, Andrew R. Cooksey,
David Allen Green, Phillip Burke, with Emily Beuchat, Emily Philio and Emily Tuckman as the Chorus
Designed by Dorothee Senechal, music composed by Nick Revel.
On The Banks Of The Surreal | Open: 08/04/05 Close: 08/21/05 Five short plays from early 20 Century originally written in French and one song. Plays from Dada to Surreal to Absurdist, freshly conceived and performed by eight actors and a singer.
Two premieres by Jean Cocteau and Rene Magritte and rarely produced plays by Michel de Ghelderode, Eugene Ionesco and Tristan Tzara from 1920-1953. A surprising song.
Cast: JEN ARVAY, CHRISTOPHER BERRYMAN, RUPAK GINN, PETER JOHNSON, NIAE KNIGHT, RACHEL LU,RODNEY SHELEY, DIRK WEILER & JOHN ROSE, Baritone.