Coming up: Workshop reading of steve diubaldo's "Boomer's Millial Hero Story" directed by Jenna Worsham, part of terranova collective's groudnbreaker reading series
After two hilarious and fun table reads, I'll now be standing up and doing some work on the lead role of Steve DiUbaldo's "Boomer's Millenial Hero Story" with a fantastic ensemble and also fab director, Jenna Worsham.
More info to come
STEVE DiUBALDO is a New York City
playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Playwriting credits include: Coyote and the Origin of Death (Last Match), Man Versus Suit (Lyric Theater, LA), Just Another Guy With a Pickup Line (Snapshots, Pico Playhouse), Insider/Outsider (Food For
Thought, NYC), All My Friends (Underground Theater), The Catholic Question in America (Commissioned by the NYU Ireland House), among others. DiUbaldo is a member of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater apprentice company, The Middle
Voice, who will be producing his play, Under the Water Tower, in the coming months. His work has appeared at Rattlestick’s Theater Jam, UglyRhino’s Drinking Games, and Rising Phoenix Rep’s Cino Nights. His short film, Couples
Therapy, was recently purchased by Shorts International for distribution. He
was a recipient of The Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwright Foundation Fellowship
and the Excellence in Playwriting Award at NYU, where he received his MFA in
The Groundbreakers Playwrights Group is now at the heart
and soul of terraNOVA. Five years ago, we founded Groundbreakers to create a
diverse and dynamic community of artists around our passion for nurturing
innovative new plays. This group is now the only playwrights group in NYC that
work directly with the playwright to set three draft deadlines, to cast their
play with professional actors, and to structure feedback around their
individualized needs. Meetings are weekly, attendance is mandatory, and as a
result, each playwright becomes fully invested in the life of each play. Through
this unique collaborative environment, a strong support network between the
Groundbreakers playwrights emerges. After the 18-week program playwrights group,
terraNOVA continues to work with each writer over time to identify potential
producers and supporters of these plays. I am enthusiastically looking forward
to working with all these incredible playwrights. - Jessi D. Hill,
Associate Artistic Director and Curator of Groundbreakers Playwrights
Coming up: Workshop of: "Yuri Kochiyama" at lookingglass Theatre Chicago, written/directed by J. Nicole Brooks
I will be playing multiple roles in a workshop of ,"YURI KOCHIYAMA," by acclaimed writer/director/actor J. Nicole Brooks, aka Docta Slick, which will be part of Lookingglass' Artistic Development Retreat in June.
If you don't know Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago, they are the bomb
I'm thrilled to work with her, Lookingglass, and also with some of my favorite Chicago actors.
Recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre,
Lookingglass has built a national reputation for artistic excellence and
ensemble-based theatrical innovation. Notable world premieres include Mary
Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights,
and The Odyssey, David Schwimmer’s adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s The
Jungle and Studs Terkel’s Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel
about the American Obsession, and David Catlin’s circus tribute to Lewis
Carroll, Lookingglass Alice. Lookingglass’ work has been produced in more
than a dozen US cities.
J. Nicole Brooks
Brooks is a native Chicagoan and ensemble member of Lookingglass since 2007. On
stage she appeared in Summertime, RACE, and Fedra. As
an author she penned Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten, and Fedra: Queen of Haiti. Directing credits include Black
Diamond (Co directed with David Catlin), and Mr. Rickey Calls a
Meeting. She is currently developing new works thanks in part to her TCG Fox Fellowship, and most recently a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). She is an associate with Collaboraction Theatre Company, a blogger, and the newest resident of Brooklyn, New York
Her blog: http://doctaslick.blogspot.com/
GET YOURSELF TOGETHER2014 Teen Ensemble One-Act Festival
All new plays by six adult authors, with six adult directors featuring the 17 members of the Project’s Teen Ensemble.
Jihan Crowther, Lucas Kavner, Patrick Link, Matthew Paul Olmos, Melisa Tien, and Liz Tuccillo.
Nic Grelli, Ruy Iskandar, Erin Mallon, Natalie Paul, Colette Robert, & Max Rosenak.
Hashem Ahmed, Michael Bannister, Elena Caballera, Natalia Caballero, Joyce Cheung, Gabriella DeJesus, Devin Gonzalez, Brandon Leon, Haley Martinez, Jaszmine Mikell, Dante Quinones, Martin Carter Sanchez, Edison Sibri, Nathaly Trinidad, Mari Ullo, Tiara Varela, & Elizabeth Vazques
Friday, May 30 @ 7:30
Saturday, May 31 @ 3:00
Five Angels Theater789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd FloorNew York, NY 10019b/t 52nd & 53rd Streets
Shakespeare Remix is an after-school youth development program at three NYC Public High Schools in Lower Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx, that culminates with students performing alongside professional theatre artists in fully produced Shakespeare productions. Remix students accomplish a great feat. They fully debate the social and political questions of the play, decode the meaning of Shakespeare’s text, and weave their own writing into the fabric of the script. The students work with Epic Artists as mentors and cast mates to rehearse and perform this production, speaking Shakespeare’s language with truth and courage while creating a bridge from these plays to their time through their own words and actions.
In November of 2009, Epic Theatre Ensemble was the proud recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities for our after-school Shakespeare Remix program. Epic Artistic Director Melissa Friedman and student Shana Brown went to the White House to accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.
Epic’s Shakespeare Remix is supported in part The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, the Meringoff Family Foundation, NYC Division of Cultural Affairs, Axe-Houghton Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Remix Angels Sophie & Gordon Elliott.
From wh auden's September 1, 1939:
"Defenceless under the night /Our world in stupor lies; /Yet, dotted everywhere, /Ironic points of light /Flash out wherever the Just /Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them /Of Eros and of dust,/ Beleaguered by the same /Negation and despair/, Show an affirming flame."