Our Artists: What are they up to?
Our good friends at the Fire This Time Festival presented Season 13 of their annual Ten Minute Play Program, July 7 - 10, at The Kraine Theater. Over the years several playwrights associated with Liberation Theatre Company have had plays presented (including yours truly) and it's another excellent showcase for emerging Black writers.
Marcus Scott from Year Two of the Writing Residency Program had his play Wookies in the Wilderness produced, along with the works of five other playwrights. Still other friends of LTC were involved in the festival as directors, writers and actors. It is another great occasion to come out and support a collective community of Black theatre artists.
Nathaniel Johnson, a playwright in Year One of the Writing Residency Program, will have excerpts from his play, Quarters, Halves, and the Whole, presented as part of “A Night of Comedy Honoring HBCU’s” at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) in Dallas, TX. The play, which he was working on while in residency, follows the lives of four freshmen attending HBCU’s and the joy and anxiety that comes in the freedom of that first year of independence.
Hi friends -
Kind of a big deal is happening. I'm doing my off-broadway premiere as a writer! And that means that it's time for my yearly email about Patience...
Anyway - it's being directed by wunderkind Zhailon Levingston, features some amazing to-be-announced actors, as is something that I have poured my entire being into for the last four years with a lot of guidance from a lot of people who are much smarter than me.
Deneen Reynolds-Knott, from Year Two, who will be a playwright in the Ingram New Works Project at Nashville Rep. She will receive support, networking opportunities and a public reading during the season-long program, which in 13 years has developed more than 60 new plays working with early career playwrights.