Cast Member Profile: SHAWN LUCKEY

Shawn Luckey  |  Actor, Producer, Author

Shawn Luckey is one of Diversity Players of Harlem's co-founders and managing partners.  He actively writes, directs, and produces plays and screenplays.  As a performer, he has appeared in a number of commercials, plays and movies. His theatrical credits include: Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play; Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky; Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss; Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and James Baldwin's Amen Corner.

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Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Family's Play  | Open: 06/17/08 Close: 06/22/08 - Roy Arias Theatre 2
A Family's Play, which depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaney's as they embark on a heralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
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A Marriage Proposal & He Said, She Said  | Open: 07/25/07 Close: 07/29/07 - Payan Theatre
Two Comedic One Act Plays About Love & Relationships

A Marriage Proposal tells the story of the efforts of a nervous and excitable man who starts to propose to an attractive young woman, but who gets into a tremendous quarrel over a boundary line.

He Said, She Said – After several years of being together, most couples begin to figure out what type of person they have by their sides. Or have they always known? This one-act is a comedic look inside this puzzling question. After all, what is the truth when it's based on what he said and what she said?

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Buried Child  | Open: 11/07/07 Close: 11/18/07 - Roy Arias Theaters
Sam Shepard achieved national fame and attention with his 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Buried Child. At it's center is an American Midwestern family with a dark, terrible, haunting secret. The play is a darkly comic portrait of a family brought to its knees by betrayal, adultery, and murder.
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Die Laughing  | Open: 04/15/08 Close: 04/27/08 - Laugh Factory
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?
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Die Laughing  | Open: 11/08/07 Close: 11/18/07 - Roy Arias Theaters
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Starring Gil Charleston on Nov. 10th at 4pm, Nov 11 at 6pm, Nov 17 at 6pm and Nov 18 at 4pm & 8pm

Starring Russell Jordan on Nov. 10th at 6pm, Nov 11 at 4pm & 8pm, Nov 17 at 4pm and Nov 18 at 6pm

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Die Laughing  | Open: 09/26/07 Close: 09/30/07 - Roy Arias Theaters
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Starring Gil Charleston on Wednesday 7pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 5pm.

Starring Forrest Renaissance on Thursday 7pm, Saturday 2pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm.

A portion of all proceeds goes toward the fight against cancer.

Join us at www.myspace.com/dielaughingtheplay

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He Said, She Said: A Romantic Comedy  | Open: 08/28/09 Close: 08/29/09 - Roy Arias Theatre Center
After several years of being together, most couples begin to figure out what type of person they have by their sides. Or have they always known? This one-act is a comedic look inside this puzzling question. After all, what is the truth when it’s based on what he said and what she said?

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Love's Gonna Get Ya!  | Open: 07/13/06 Close: 07/16/06 - Producers Club Theatres
A Family's Play, depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaneys as they embark on a heralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
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Love's Gonna Get Ya!  | Open: 07/28/10 Close: 08/01/10 - Roy Arias Theatre Center
Diversity Players of Harlem aka DPOH Entertainment and J’Nointed Entertainment join forces to bring you the inspirational stage play Love’s Gonna Get Ya! by James and Michele Woodson, with Music by Germono Toussaint and directed by Dwight Ali Williams. Performances will be at the Roy Arias Theatres for one week only, July 28 – August 1, 2010.

Love's Gonna Get Ya! is based on the true story of eight singles and their passionate search for true love. So focused on pursuing his career goal, Nate is too busy to stop and smell the roses. Heart broken from past relationships, Jasmine comes to realize that her search for true love will only happen when she learns to let go. With their timely meeting and subsequent love story as the backdrop, the crux of the play lies in the trials and tribulations of their six friends, each of whom have their own difficulties with relationships and love.

Cast: Iman Richardson, Robbie Darby, Claudia McLain, Michele Woodson, Steve Strickland, Gabriel Hamilton, Temesgen Tocruray, Armani Williams, Zuhairah McGill, Arissa Dorsey, Jasmine Taylor, James Hunter, Carl Payne and Shawn Luckey.


For more information, visit www.diversityplayersofharlem.com.

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Old Man Pete  | Open: 06/22/05 Close: 06/26/05 - Producers Club Theatres
After a general concensus, the Collier children decide to move their aging parents to Harlem from rural Virginia. The children are confronted with the realization that their parents may never adjust to "city life" as they had hoped. Nonetheless, the plot thickens as tempers flare against a backdrop of 1930's signature music and dance.
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The Birthday Party  | Open: 09/26/07 Close: 09/30/07 - Roy Arias Theaters
The Birthday Party is written by Harold Pinter, the winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature.

So, what would happen if a bizarre loner cohabitates in a house with a married couple, a beautiful woman, and a couple of seedy characters? This question is answered with jaw-dropping humor as the housemates throw a birthday party for the loner. The event is the place where several disturbing facts are surfaced and a shocking resolve unfolds.

Join us www.myspace.com/dpohentertainment

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