48 HOURS IN HARLEM culminates in a final presentation on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
The 6 playwrights Kevin R. Free, Marcus Gardley, Dominic Taylor, France-Luce Benson, Christine Jean Chambers, and Zoey Martinson will each be re-conceiving from one of the following plays: The Amen Corner by James Baldwin, Topdog/Underdog by Suzan Lori-Parks, A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman by Tyler Perry. Directors Reginald Douglas, Kent Gash, Axel Avin Jr., Ebony Golden, Patricia McGregor, and Seret Scott will each direct one of the new 10-minute plays.
Harlem9 is an arts organization comprised of 6 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. Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly, Bryan E. Glover, E. Michael Lockley, Jonathan McCrory, Liberation Theatre Company (Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros), and Soul Productions (Erin Washington) are the producers that comprise Harlem9.