Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang: Camille Darby’s The White Peacock in The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s inaugural Future Classics Festival at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center on June 27, 2012

Playwright Camille Darby © Lia Chang

Playwright Camille Darby © Lia Chang

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 7 PM, a reading of Camille Darby’s The White Peacock, directed by LA Williams, will be featured in The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s inaugural Future Classics Festival at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center at 3940 Broadway (at the corner of 165 and Broadway).

Synopsis:
Chloe Haynes—a young, aspiring painter—has just left behind small beginnings to take on a promising new life in New York during the Harlem Renaissance; however, she soon discovers that the price of her success is a cost she may have to pay forever.
Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Camille Darby, a 2011 finalist for the Van Lier Fellowship program at The Lark Play Development Center, was born in Jamaica, West Indies, but migrated to New York City with her family at 6 years old. Her constant attempts at adjusting to American culture—she soon discovered—were best manifested through her writing. It was her first play Mother, May I? written as a high school student during the Theatre Development Fund’s Residency Arts Program that drew the attention of acclaimed playwright, Wendy Wasserstein. With the guidance and encouragement of Ms. Wasserstein, the budding playwright continued to study theatre, literature and film at Sarah Lawrence College where she received her B.A. in 2005. Ms. Darby holds an M.F.A (2007) in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts, and during that time, has had readings at The Public Theatre and as part of THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL 2011 and 2012.Camille Plays.

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Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography


Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

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