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.

Featuring Eddie Cooper, Sam Encarnacion, Cary Gant, Harry Mann, Jasper McGruder, Sharon McGruder, Valois Mickens, Dar Riser, &Jenne Vath

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.

Featuring Sheila Dabney, Nkosi Nkululeko, Dana Manno, Alexis Slade & Chris Zorker

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