Special Offer From New York Theatre Workshop
2009 National Black Theatre Festival
Please mark your calendar for the 20th anniversary of the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival. The festival will be held August 3-8, 2009 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The theme for this year’s festival remains the same as the past ten festivals: An International Celebration and Reunion of Spirit.
Ted Lange and Wendy Raquel Robinson will serve as co-chairs at this year’s festival. The festival is a biennial event that brings together the black theatre companies of America and the world. This year’s festival will offer a wide range of theatrical performances including drama, comedies, musicals, choreoplays and multi-media. Choose from more than 116 performances of new works and Black classics performed by professional Black theatre companies from across the country and Cape Town, South Africa.
This historic event illuminates the powerful theatrical spirit and extraordinary talent of Black performers, designers, directors, producers and technicians worldwide. You will experience electrifying performances, informative workshops, riveting films and insightful spoken word that will open your eyes to a new perspective on our culture’s artistic endeavors.
On Monday, August 3rd, the Opening Night Gala & Awards Banquet will open with a vibrant parade of powerful African drummers and dancers followed by a grand and royal procession of more than 50 celebrities of television, film and stage. The second part of this marvtastic evening will be a production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, presented by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company. Some members from the original Broadway cast will be in attendance. The third part of the evening culminates with a star-studded reception and festive dancing until the last beat of the African drums.
You can enjoy the festival’s nightly Celebrity Receptions, National Black Film Festival, Midnight Poetry Jam (hosted by Malcolm-Jamal Warner), National Youth Talent Showcase, NBTF TeenTastic (Collaborative Teen Initiative), NBTF Artists Networking Showcase, NBTF Fringe, The Readers’ Theatre, International Colloquium, Storytelling Festival, Collegiate Play Reading Marathon, Workshops & Seminars, the International Vendor’s Market, and much more. At least 6,000 youth will be served by the Youth/Celebrity Project. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend this marvtastic theatrical experience.
2009 NBTF MainStage Productions
A HANDSOME WOMAN RETREATS (Li’l Magic Productions – Los Angeles, CA – starring Kim Wayans)
A ROSE AMONG THORNS (Ms. Thing Productions – Los Angeles, CA, starring Ella Joyce)** – Tribute to Rosa Parks
ASCENSION (Robinson Williams Productions – Yonkers, NY)
AUNT RUDELE’S FAMILY REUNION (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe – Sarasota, FL)
BANANAS (Do It Yourself Productions – Los Angeles, CA)** – Josephine Baker
BEFORE THE PEOPLE CAME (Amun RA Theatre – Nashville, TN)
BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE (The Black Gents of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA)
BLACK MAN RISING (Obsidian Media Group, New York, NY)
DAR HE: THE LYNCHING OF EMMETT TILL (Mike Wiley Productions – Apex, NC)**
DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE (North Carolina Black Repertory Company, Winston, Salem, NC)
EXTREMITIES (Amador Productions – Los Angeles, CA – starring Wendy Raquel Robinson, Dorien Wilson, Denise Dowse)
HALLEY’S COMET (The Halley’s Comet Foundation, Califon, NJ – starring John Amos)
HOPE: LIVING AND LOVING WITH HIV IN JAMAICA (Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Washington, DC) – Multimedia presentation
I AM WHO I AM (Black Ensemble Theatre – Chicago, IL)
IN THE CONTINUUM (St. Louis Black Repertory Company, St. Louis, MO)
IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES (Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ)
JIM BECKWOURTH: THE BLACK MOUNTAIN MAN (Noroza Productions – Los Angeles, CA)**
MILES LONG AND FRIENDS EXPERIENCE (starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Los Angeles, CA)
NAPPY JOURNEYS (Hurrey Up Stage & Film Works – Pensacola, FL)
REUNION IN BARTERSVILLE (Cambridge Players – Los Angeles, CA)
REVENGE OF A KING (Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix, AZ)
SHENEEQUA CHRONICLES (Blackberry Productions – New York, NY)
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE (Black Spectrum Theatre – Queens, NY)
SPEAK TO ME AS I AM (Music Sketches – Los Angeles, CA)** – Paul Robeson
SWEET MAMA STRINGBEAN (New Federal Theatre – New York, NY)
THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY (Billie Holiday Theatre – Brooklyn, NY)
THE OBITUARY (The Black Academy of Arts & Letters – Dallas, TX)
THE RESURRECTION OF ALICE (Perri Tales Productions – New York, NY)
THE RETURN (Artscape – Cape Town, South Africa)
THE STY OF THE BLIND PIG (Ensemble Theatre – Houston, TX)
THROUGH THE NIGHT (Daniel Beaty Productions, Inc. – New York, NY)
UNSUNG DIVA; MUSIC FOR ONE HAND CLAPPING; THE BREACH; THE LOVE PROJECT (Cultural Odyssey – San Francisco, CA)
VOICES OF THE SPIRITS IN MY SOUL (RAACA Seaport Salon – New York, NY)**
WHO WILL SING FOR LENA? (Lions & Butterflies Artswork – Tulsa, OK)** – Lena Baker
WISTERIA (Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Washington, DC) – Multimedia presentation
WOMYN WITH WINGS (Flow Theater, Columbus, OH)
ZORA (3 Girls on a Wall Productions – New York, NY)** – Zora Neale Hurston
**The inaugural Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series
BLACK VOICES: THE HIDDEN BRUISES (Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA)
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL (Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN)
MAD AT MILES: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth (North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC)
THE HEIRESS (California State University Dominguez Hills – Carson, CA)
2009 NBTF Honorees
SIDNEY POITIER LIFELONG ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Woodie King, Jr.
LARRY LEON HAMLIN PRODUCER’S AWARD
AUGUST WILSON’S PLAYWRIGHT AWARD
Celeste Bedford Walker
LLOYD RICHARD’S DIRECTOR’S AWARD
LIVING LEGENDS AWARD
Paul Carter Harrison
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DESIGN
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SCENIC DESIGN
THEATRE LONGEVITY AWARD
Berkeley Black Repertory Group
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
LaChanze, Tony Award winner for her role as “Celie”
in the Broadway production of The Color Purple.
Tickets may be purchased after June 3, 2009. Prices range from $10-$42. Opening Night Gala & Awards Banquet plus the opening production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope is $251.00. For more information, please visit our web site at www.NBTF.org for updates or call 336.723.2266.
A complete list of performance dates and times will be posted on the web site by mid-June. Schedule is subject to change.
Spanish Only will be considered.
English Only will be considered.
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THE TRIAD THEATRE
Lee Summers” “Just A Piano” Concert Series
stars in her debut solo performance of
– LOVE STORIES –
June 15, 2009 at 7:00pm @
The Triad Theatre,
158 West 72nd Street
(between Broadway & Columbus).
will feature standards, pop, R&B and Broadway,
along with an original song by Ms. Covington.
Length: 1 hr
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.
Ms. Covingtons Just A Piano concert will feature standards, pop, R&B and broadway. “LOVE STORIES”features Musical Director / Pianist Doug Oberhamer & Directed by Sidnei Beal III .
Rebecca Covington appeared in
Mamma Mia National Tour 2 (Ali)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Charlayne) and
Thoroughly Modern Millie
National Tour (Muzzy Van Hossmere)
Starting in 2006, Lee Summers’ Just A Piano SM Concert Series has presented numerous top artists such as Broadway/TV’s, Roz Ryan, Tony Award Winner, Lillias White, Tricia Jeffrey (All Shook Up’), Chris Morgan (Kiss Me Kate) recording sensation Alyson Williams (“Just Call My Name”), Marva Hicks (Caroline or Change), Julie Reiber (Wicked), Crystal Mone Hall (Rent) Shoshana Bean (Hairspray/Wicked), Kevin Anthony (Grease), Antonio Edwards and many others. Rebecca is pleased to be added to this prestigious list.
Tickets are $15.00 plus a two-drink minimum.
Advance Tickets are being by clicking on
REBECCA COVINGTONS’ LOVE STORIES
Box Office opens at 6:30 Showtime is 7:00 pm.
Please visit: www.triadnyc.com
for more information and directions.
*2 Drink minimum, cash only
ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!!
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