Theatre Creative Directors Apprenticeship 2018
BLOOD, SHADOW OF AN ANGEL, BETTER THAN YELLOW, FOR COLORED BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED COLORED GIRLS WHEN WHAT WAS WASN'T ENOUGH, ALL OK AND KEEPERS
The six (6) plays listed above were commissioned by the OBIE AWARD-WINNING 48 Hours In…™Harlem, an annual theatre project that brings together 30 Black Theatre Makers produced by Harlem 9 and the National Black Theatre New York.
48 Hours In…™Harlem is a concept conceived by 9 Harlem based Black Theatre Producers (Harlem 9) to look back on issues affect the black community and how they have changed, if any, since the times of Classical Black Playwrights like Lorraine Hansberry, Pearl Cleage, Zora Neale Hurston, Ntozake Shange, James Baldwin and August Wilson, a few but to mention.
This project brings together 30 Contemporary Black Theatre Makers to create 10 minutes plays of their modern day impressions of issues in feature length plays by Classical Black Playwrights. It brings together 6 Contemporary Black Playwrights, 6 Contemporary Black Directors and 18 Contemporary Black Actors.
The catch is to write, rehearse, and showcase to a paying audience at the National Black Theatre, New York, in 48 Hours!
While living in the USA in 2014, our Artistic Director Ms. Adong Judith was privileged to have been invited to participate as a playwright alongside renowned playwrights Jason Holtham, James Scruggs, Jesse Alick Cameron, Pia Wilson and Nikkole Salter. She wrote Blood inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs.
Clay seeks to introduce Jeff to the mysterious the Keepers, black beings believed to be preservers of black people’s heritage to ensure the saving of black energy for posterity amidst racially motivated black people’s apocalypse
Shadow of an Angel
Maya visits her big brother Miles and takes the opportunity to use as her other as a model to paint in her aspiration to recapture the soul of the Harlem Renaissance Cotton Club Vibe for her arts fellow submission