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A festival of playreadings

First Floor Theatre

February 18 - 21, 2010
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm

Free Admission

A festival of concert playreading celebrating Black History Month
Curated and directed by George Ferencz



Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm

Chasing Heaven
by Leah Maddrie

A Pulitzer Prize winning African-American middle-aged woman writer tangles with writers' block, memories and the ghost of a highly successful Jewish-American male composer over his famous Negro folk opera Chasin’ Hebban

Featuring Christine Campbell, Jasper McGruder, Alexis Slade, Jenne Vath & Chris Zorker


Saturday, February 20 at 7:30pm

Guinea's Rebirth
by Kadiatou Sylla

Noting that Guinea is on the verge of a civil war during a major  strike in his country , young scholar Dika , with the help of Guinea's ancestors , crosses the river separating the dead and the living searching for the writer Camara Laye . Dika wants to bring Camara back  to life in modern Guinea to help solve the problems the country faces.


Sunday, February 21, at 2:30pm

Damaged Virtue: A Cry From Within 
by Calvin Ramsey   

The Central Park statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the Father of  Modern Gynecology, comes to life to defend his pre-Civil War experiments on his female slaves