Photos: André De Shields, Marie Thomas Foster, Erin Cherry, Sean Phillips and Morocco Omari in Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at the National Black Theatre Festival
Photos: Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss Starring André De Shields Featured in Encore Performances at The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, July 30-August 1, 2013
When the 2011 Vivian Robinson/Audelco Awards are handed out at the HarlemStage/Aaron Davis Hall 133rd Street & Convent Avenue in New York on Monday, November 14,2011, I’ll be rooting for Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Co. production of Knock Me A Kiss, which has been nominated for 13 Audelcos. The nominations include Charles Smith for Playwriting; André De Shields for Lead Actor; Erin Cherry for Lead Actress,Chuck Smith for Director of a Dramatic Production; Gillian Glasco for Supporting Actress;Marie Thomas for Supporting Actress;Sean Phillips for Supporting Actor;Morocco Omari for Supporting Actor; Shirley Prendergast for Lighting; Anthony Davidson for Set Design; Ali Turns for Costume Design; Bill Toles for Sound Design; and New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Co. for Dramatic Production of the Year.
Plays by Pearl Cleage, Regina Taylor, France-Luce Benson, Christine Jean Chambers, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Philana Omorotionmwan, Desi Moreno-Penson, Bridgette Wimberly and Cori Thomas are featured in The River Crosses Rivers II: 9 Short Plays by Women of Color, presented by Ensemble Studio Theatre/Going to the River from September 14 – October 2, 2011 in New York.
From August 2-4, 2011, Two-time Tony Award Nominee and Emmy Award-Winning actor André De Shields will reprise his critically acclaimed role as W.E.B. DuBois in Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss, directed by Chuck Smith, at The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, a co-production of Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Company.