I LOST MY HEART IN HAITI

Genre: Drama
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WRITTEN BY:MICHELLE ANGLIN DIRECTED BY: ANNGEANNETTE PINKSTON

One woman’s struggle to rebuild her heart while America helps to rebuild her country. Harlem Creations will present I Lost My Heart In Haiti. A drama about the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti and the lives it changed. Friends and family come together to learn about the pride and love of the Haitian community. A drama about a woman struggling with hope of finding her family after the horrible earthquake hit her homeland, Port au Prince. Are they alive or should she move on? As she blames herself, God and every one else for her grief, her friends and family come together to show support and love. "Johanne, friendship has no race, when you hurt we hurt." Her friends refuse to let her separate them by race. Family and friends stand strong as her faith falls short. "But Johanne our history shows our strength and faith. We are strong people with hope and faith, let's not forget this. Why change that now." Laughing on the out side but yet still crying, will she manage to convince her friends that she is managing. As love pours from all directions, she becomes confused when her emotions go up and down like a roller coaster. This earthquake turns Johanne’s world into a twister. Can she rebuild her heart while America helps to rebuild her Country? 

Written by Michelle Anglin. Directed by Anngeannette Pinkston. This play was written while watching the horrible after affects of the earthquake that hit Port au Prince on January 12, 2010. Harlem Creations is happy to support Haiti by donating 10% of proceeds from every showing to Haiti. This play has been performed at The National Black Theatre, twice this spring. It was a success. We intend to keep it going and keep the donations going as well. 

 www.ilostmyheartinhaiti.com

 

Preview:   05/30/10
Open:   08/10/10
Close:   08/15/10

Schedule:
8/10/10-8/13/10 at 8:00 pm
8/14/10 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
8/15/10 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Sandra Miller Johanne

This will be Sandra Miller's first time performing in an Off Broadway production. more to come

Michelle Anglin Writer/Co-Director

Michelle Anglin,writer,actress, costume designer and set designer. Michelle Anglin, actress turned playwright is very excited about her future as a writer. Her venture started when she wrote two plays (one full and a one act) and both was picked to be in NY's popular festivals(Gothic festival and the strawberry-one act festival).  Her works include “Hello”, which was performed in the really short play festival at the Manhattan RepertoryTtheatre, “The Lord Knows”, “Woman to Woman”, “The Drunken Musical” and " I lost my heart  in Haiti”.

Anngeannette Pinkston Director/Song Writer

Actress, singer, songwriter and writer for short story books. She has done voice over’s and psa’s on radio stations. Anngeannette has performed in many stage plays some where she played lead roles. She has also been in numerous film productions. Although she loves acting she decided to venture into directing. She was the assistant director in another production, played at the symphony space theatre (in which she also acted). One of her most recent projects includes - The Lord Knows, which will be her first full directing project. and "Hello" which was both in stageplay festivals based in NYC. She has written original music and lyrics for an upcoming play The Drunken Musical, which she will also be directing. She knows there is more to gain in this industry and she is determined to get it.

Mike Calise Stage Manager

 MIKE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT FIELD SINCE 1979. SINCE 1981 N.Y. CITY SOUNDS HAS ENTERTAINED THOUSANDS OF GUESTS. EVENT PLANNING, MUSIC PROGRAMMING, BANDS, SINGERS, KARAOKE, VIDEO AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC VIDEOS, AS WELL AS GREAT D.J.S AND EMCEES ARE ALL PART OF THE NEW YORK CITY SOUND EXPERIENCE. MIKE IS THE STAGE MANAGER/SET DESIGNER FOR HARLEM CREATIONS( the makers of I LOST MY HEART IN HAITI) HE HAS STAGE MANAGED HARLEM CREATIONS PREVIOUS PLAYS LIKE "THE LORD KNOWS", and "HELLO". MIKE IS KNOWN FOR HIS MANY TALENTS, SO HE IS WELL APPRECIATED IN THE THEATRE WORLD.

Ava Jenkins Elaine

Ava began performing onstage in the ensemble for such productions as Annie, Grease and Tom Sawyer. Her credits include “The Task”, “Mom, You’re The Best”, and “All God Saints Go To Heaven Not”. Offstage, Ava has sung in a gospel trio called The Fruit of the Spirit. Other credits include Significant Non-Happenings (Party-goer), Masala Bhangra Workout (Background Dancer), and, in print, as a fitness model in Self Magazine. Ava is also a writer, published author and the mother of one beautiful son. She would like to thank all of her family and friends for their support. “Lots of love to everyone.”

Nina Kompanek Candice

Nina Kompanek was born and raised in Midtown Manhattan. As a child, she attended many shows and fell in love with the theatre. Her love for the theatre has landed her in productions of Urinetown (Hope Cladwell), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), and Hair (Sheila). She has also done vocals for the Grand Opening of the New York Planetarium. Nina attended McDaniel College, where she was a theatre major, and decided to return to New York to pursue her acting and singing career. She is currently attending the Stella Adler School of Acting and progressing her career through countless auditions. Nina is thrilled to be in this production and feels that the importance of the events depicted is crucial in people's awareness of the topic. Thanks to mom, dad and the rest of the family for their endless support. Thanks to Anton for always being there

Adrienne is a actor, singer, song writer and poet in addition to being a recent graduate of Hunter College. She's studied voice for many years and has starred in the off Broadway production of Pippin, The Wiz and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This past March she proudly played several roles in Hunter College's production of The Vagina Monologues. Adrienne has established herself as an R&B, Jazz, Funk artist, putting together several showcases in New York City. Adrienne shares her provacative and imaginative poems weekly at The Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Stark Open Mic. Adrienne would like to thank her family for their unconditional love and support. She would also like to thank Michelle, Pinky and Mike for their vision and dedication to this project. Adrienne sends her condolences and love to those who lost family members/ friends or who were injured as a result of the earthquake in Haiti
Ben Guralnik Kenny

Ben Guralnik is happy to be be performing as a new member of Harlem Creations.  He is a graduate of Adelphi University with a BFA in acting.  In the past, he has appeared in the Manhattan Theatre Source's Dante Festival: Ninth Circus of Hell, and Dante's Inferno: The Motion Picture.  Other NY Credits: A Trip to Bountiful and The Party Continued.   Adelphi: Stage Door, Hamlet, Our Town, I Stand Before You Naked, The Tempest, Dracula, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Royal Family, Apres Opera, and Much Ado About Nothing.  Film Credits: Search and Destroy, Blow, Inferno: The Musical and The Yellow Wallpaper.  Much Thanks to Erica, my friends and my family for all their love and support.

SABRINA DeLEE is a South Carolina native who moved to New York in Fall 2009. She attended the University of South Carolina where she received her B.A. in Theatre. You may have recently seen her in Paul Robeson Theatre’s production of Steal Away as Sudy.  Her other list of projects include A Bad Year For Tomatoes where she played Willa Mae Wilcox, A Tupac Tale as Maxine, and a film called 9ine, a Revolution’n Action Film production. She was also an actress for KP Educational Theatre Programs where she taught students about nutrition and peer pressure through theatre.  Sabrina thanks the creative and hard working staff of Harlem Creations and her talented (and so very entertaining) cast mates for making this an enjoyable experience.  She would also like to thank her personal fans, her family and friendsJ

Ryan Johnson Pierre

Ryan is an actor/poet. He has a B.F.A in theatre from Southern Methodist University  and a degree from the New york conservatory for Dramatic arts: school for film and TV. He has resently finished a Harlem tour of William Shakespeare's aA Summer Night Dream where he played the role of Philostrate and Robin Starvling

James "J.Wynter" Williams hails from Queens, NY. Singing from a young age, James started out with his church choir and what began as an very usual hobby grow into a true love for performing and entertaining. Now, James has extended his talents from just singing in the church to almost every aspect of entertainment. Most recently performing in the Sondheim birthday concert at Lincoln Center and Producing and Hosting his own TV show in the Bronx, whatever project James is working on the audience is sure to get his all. James finds joy in helping people in need and being a part a worthy cause and thanks Michelle, Anngeannette and Harlem Creations for this wonderful opportunity to not only to showcase his talent but to also bring continued awareness to the tragedy in Haiti.   .
 

Anna Nellnois  has appeared in various Theater production such as L'amour,  Gingerbread lady.She also was the Miss soleil  in Boston Mass. She is a film  student at Hunter College in Manhattan. Anna has been doing morden dancing for the past 16years.


 

Kamal Bashir Husband

Kamal Bashir  is from Harlem, N.Y. He is a John Jay College guad with B.A. in criminal justice. This will be Kamal first debut on stage. Kamal feels that  Acting  is a form of art that uses different forms  of expressions to tell a story. He wants to be the artist who tells this story.

Kyara Kelley Daughter

Kyara Kelley attends perfessional performing arts school. she is a singer and an actress. she is a part of VY Higginsen's  gospel for teens, son's of Solomon which tours the world she also praise dance with son's of david.  she has also performed in carnegie hall She will be featured in the upcoming movie Momma I Want To Sing with Marvin Winans and Ciara. Sing 
Harlem Sing. Kyara was the lead actress in HELLO played at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre.




 

Nihcolas had his first stage debut at the age of 5 portraying Marvin Gaye, singing "aint mountain high enough" in his schools black history talent show. He is proud and happy to be in this production. Nicholas would like to thank mom and family for supporting him.

   Jeanica Toussaint made her debut on stage at Regina Assumpta, a high school she attended in Montreal, Canada. She was also part of a step-dancing group and a choir, where she fell in love with the stage. Later on, she took some acting and singing workshops to get over her shy and calm personality. To learn more about acting, she did a lot of extra work in different movies and tv shows.A few years later, she was able to have her first onscreen small role in “Kung-Fu Express” with Oliver Chagnon, a young independent film director. In between, she pushes her music as a singer-songwriter. Under her artist name “Miss Jhane”, she was able to produce her first project to showcase her songwriting’s skills