RED, WHITE, AND READING FEATURING REGINALD EDMUND€™S SOUTHBRIDGE

Genre: Drama, Other
Directed By Mark Bloom

DA’ Right Entertainment presents Red, White, and Reading, a night of wine, dessert, and play reading showcasing Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge, directed by Mark Bloom.

In Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge, Christopher C. Davis, also known as “Stranger”, gets tangled up into an affair with a recently widowed older woman. When she turns up dead, all evidence points to “Stranger”. Now faced with a severe charge, “Stranger” has to figure out what's going on before he finds himself on the wrong end of the rope.

Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge is the winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition, 2011, and runner up for the Lorraine Hansberry Award and Rosa Parks National Playwriting Award, 2009.

Reginald Edmund is a southern playwright who creates within the world of urban mythology, tracing it from its African roots to its contemporary form in America.

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Open:   05/23/11
Close:   05/23/11

Schedule:
Monday May 23, 2011 at 7pm
Theater:   Roy Arias Theaters
Address:   300 W. 43rd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:FREE but Donatioons Accepted
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Tiandra Gayle hails to the Big Apple from Kansas City via Atlanta and is a founding member of Quad Boro Entertainment. Most recently, Tiandra co-produced a documentary entitled 'I Do' about the history of weddings. She has also produced corporate videos, fashion shows, and social events. Tiandra has also studied and acted in New York for the past five years. She appeared in 'An American Clock' by Arthur Miller, as Irene for the Sackett Group. She looks forward to seeing QBE flourish. Remember..............'Surviving is Important, but Thriving is Elegant'.

Garrett Lee Hendricks (Christopher C. Davis) last seen on stage as Irv in “Waiting for Lefty” for the Writing Director's Salon at the Studio Theater, is very proud to be a part of this performance of Reginald Edmund’s SOUTHBRIDGE. His favorite stage credits include Caleb Humphries in the critically acclaimed Red Fern production of “Miss Evers' Boys”, Jackie Robinson in “Stealin' Home”, and a madcap bunch of characters in “Naked Cocktail”. On screen he's been featured on “Law and Order”, “Nurse Jackie”, “White Collar” and “Lights Out”, as well as the upcoming theater feature film “Café”, with scenes with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy. As always, thanks to cast and crew, and to his beloved wife Nikoa, without whom none of this would be possible.

Terrence Montgomery (Sheriff Timothy Ward) has acted in Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Republic of Georgia’s GIFT Festival, and Off-Broadway in NYC.  He is the Visual and Performing Arts Chair and the Director of Theatre at The Dwight School in NYC.  Terrence is owner of his own production company which develops new plays, and currently has several projects in development including a world premiere of “The Story of My Father” by Radu Alexandru, “This Life” a new musical by Deb Silver, and a dance and poetry piece entitled “Luceafarul”by the Romanian national poet Mihai Eminescu, translated by Adrian Sahlean.  Terrence also works as a private acting coach. Recent roles include RJ in “Dream House” by David Lally and the film AWAKE by Lucille Hansen.  www.terrencemontgomeryproductions.com

Originally from St. Louis,Mo. Moved here 10 years ago and has been studying acting for the last 7 years. Started studying at the School for Film and Television. Then moved on to private study with Craig Wroe. I have been working quite frequently doing film, television and theater. Recent credits include the New Law and Order, Cashmere Mafia and Audrey Bound ( a film from 48 hr film festival). I am very much looking forward to continuing my growth as an actor and continuously challenging myself. I embrace the new experience of working on Glimpses of a Modest Life and I am positively looking forward for new things to come.

Krystal Farris (Nadia Davis) is a native of Riverdale, GA and a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She toured with National Theater for Arts and Education’s production, "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry," and played leading roles in Arch Productions’, “Choice” and “Hitting Home”.   She also has done various short films and comedy sketches.   Currently Krystal can be seen in the Off Broadway plays "Platanos and Collard Greens", and "King of the World".  Krystal is forever grateful to her family and friends for their support and she thanks God for her gift and for allowing her to share with others her love for theatre.

Beth Laufer (Lucinda Luckey) a former Miss New York-USA, is a long time commercial client of Don Buchwald and Associates. She has been in numerous television commercials and advertisements. She has been seen in television shows and films including “Lipstick Jungle”, “Guiding Light”, “The Sopranos”, “All My Children”, “What Happens In Vegas”, and “Only One Survived”, to name a few. This year she performed in the off Broadway productions of “Speech and Debate” and “Snap”.

 

Danyel Jones (Stage Manager) is a 'Mistress of Much' - always happy to orchestrate or coordinate something for someone either on or off stage.  Past credits include: “Inside Straight” (Stage Manager); “Women Behind Bars” (Assistant Stage Manager/Costume Team); “Intimate Apparel”(Costume Team); “Shakespeare N. Haarlem”(Associate Producer); “Camino Real”(Stage Manager). Having this production at the top of her current To-Do list makes her very happy!  Thanks to DA'Right Entertainment for this opportunity.

Executive Producer and Director is the founder and CEO of DA’ Right Entertainment. As a child, Dwight Ali experienced the entertainment world by working in commercial print and television commercials. After a break from the business as a teen, Dwight Ali returned to acting on stage. His stage credits include “For This Reason… A Love Story”; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”; “Amen Corner”; “A Family’s Play”; “A Soldier's Play”; and “The Red Lamp”. He also is active in singing, dancing, song writing, producing, set design, and directing. Dwight Ali has also Directed a number of Productions including the New York Premieres of “He Said, She Said: A Romantic Comedy” by Shawn Luckey, “Love’s Gonna Get Ya!”  By James and Michele Woodson and “Die Laughing the Stage Play” by Marq Overton which staring Kevin “dot com” Brown of  NBC’s Emmy Award Winning 30 Rock in its run at the World Famous Laugh Factor. “Die Laughing” took a look at one man's life who is stricken with breast cancer and his struggle to push past the façade of ignorance and arrogance, in a quest to arrive at awareness and ultimate redemption. 

 

Mark Bloom (Director) has directed Off Broadway as well as Regional Theatre. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab and the Playwright/Directors Workshop at the Actors Studio. Recently Mark directed the premier of Pedro Rivera’s “Firehouse” at the Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre, Other New York directing credits include, “Handball”,  “The Trials of Martin Guerre”“Embers” with Salome’ Jens; “Tortoise Shout”; “Yeats: Plays of Passion”at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; and “Dominica’s Smile”. Mark teaches theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey.