On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, the Horse Trade Theatre Group’s THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL will present a staged reading of Lords Resistance, by award-winning playwright Camille Darby, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; “All My Children”), Billy Eugene Jones (Passing Strange; Radio Golf), Matthew Murumba (Kofi, Law and Order), and 2007 Princess Grace Award Recipient Toccarra Cash (Bonfire Night, The Roxy’s and Bleu; Shoppin’), in The Red Room, 85 E. 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue & Bowery) in New York at 8pm. Admission is free. Christopher Burris directs.
At the beginning of June, André De Shields, who is in Chicago performing in Charles Smith’s The Gospel According to James at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, took me to the DUMELA 2011 Summer Show at the August House Studio, located at 2113 West Roscoe in Roscoe Village. The DUMELA 2011 Summer Show features original contemporary paintings from Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa on view through June 26, 2011, curated by his friend Nancy McDaniel and her business partner Leila Green.
Lia Chang: Spend Valentine’s Day with André De Shields in The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy, written by Lonnie Carter at the June Havoc Theatre. Imagine an episode of Law & Dis-Order SV EWWWW! Double Lippin’ and entenDRÉ flippin’ with Flavor Flav, Judge Judy, Angela Davis and the Mad Hatter! On Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, the Negro Ensemble Company is presenting a one-time only reading of Lonnie Carter’s The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy at 7:00 PM, in the June Havoc Theatre, at the Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street, 2nd floor in New York. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 212-582-5860.
Lia Chang Multimedia -Photos and video of Thom Sesma’s makeup and costume transformation into Scar backstage at Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas, which currently has an open run at Mandalay Bay Theatre.
The Movement Theatre Company is presenting the North American Premiere of BINTOU, by Koffi Kwahule at the Harlem School of the Arts, 645 Saint Nicholas Ave in New York, from June 24-July 10th.