Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang Photos: National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Book; NBTF runs August 3-8, 2015 and will include Act III – A Celebration of Life Reception saluting the late theatre icon Garland Lee Thompson, Sr.

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang at the National Black Theatre Festival 2013

Backstage Pass with Lia Chang at the National Black Theatre Festival 2013

The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, is a one-of-a-kind experience, and I’ve been fortunate to have experienced it twice. First in 1991 and then in 2013,  I attended the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival as part of the cast of Lorey Hayes’ Power Play, which starred Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar, and was directed by Andre Robinson.

The National Black Theatre Festival® (NBTF) is the international outreach program of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC), Winston-Salem, NC. The Festival was founded in 1989 by the Late Larry Leon Hamlin and is produced by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company.

The 2015 National Black Theatre Festival will be held in Winston-Salem, NC, from August 3-8, 2015.

In celebration of Black History Month, below is my all-access photo coverage featured in my photo book of The 2013 National Black Theatre Festival.

Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman star in Lorey Hayes' Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival 2013, July 30 - August 1, 2013. Photos by Lia Chang

Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman star in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival 2013, July 30 – August 1, 2013. Photos by Lia Chang

Voza Rivers' New Heritage Theatre Group presented a VIP dress rehearsal at Mist in New York on July 26, 2013, prior to the cast leaving for the National Black Theatre Festival. The cast of Lorey Hayes' Power Play: Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Lia Chang, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar. Director Andre Robinson; Company Manager Debra Ann Byrd.

Voza Rivers’ New Heritage Theatre Group presented a VIP dress rehearsal at Mist in New York on July 26, 2013, prior to the cast leaving for the National Black Theatre Festival. The cast of Lorey Hayes’ Power Play: Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Lia Chang, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar. Director Andre Robinson; Company Manager Debra Ann Byrd.

Voza Rivers’ New Heritage Theatre Group presented a VIP dress rehearsal of Power Play at Mist in New York on July 26, 2013, prior to our cast leaving for the National Black Theatre Festival.

(July 28, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival 2013 reception at Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC.

(July 28, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival 2013 reception at Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC.

(July 29, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Press Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC. Photos by Lia Chang

(July 29, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Press Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC. Photos by Lia Chang

Actors Tonya Pinkins and Dorien Wilson were exceptional co-chairs of The Festival, and also performed in their own shows.

 (July 29, 2013) Tonya Pinkins and Dorien Wilson served as celebrity co-chairs of the National Black Theatre Festival Gala, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Crowns' Horace Vincent Rogers kicks off the evening with a song. (r) Mrs. Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin and her son Larente Hamlin, Mayor Allen Jaines and Annie Hamlin Johnson, the mother of National Black Theatre Founder Larry Leon Hamlin. Photos by Lia Chang

(July 29, 2013) Tonya Pinkins and Dorien Wilson served as celebrity co-chairs of the National Black Theatre Festival Gala, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Crowns’ Horace Vincent Rogers kicks off the evening with a song. (r) Mrs. Sylvia Sprinkle Hamlin and her son Larente Hamlin, Mayor Allen Jaines and Annie Hamlin Johnson, the mother of National Black Theatre Founder Larry Leon Hamlin. Photos by Lia Chang

The Festival kicked off on July 29, 2013 with the star-studded opening night gala, a black-tie/international formal affair that included a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony at the M. C. Benton Convention Center.

The Celebrity Procession. Photos by Lia Chang

The Celebrity Procession. Photos by Lia Chang

2013 NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL® HONOREES
Sidney Poitier Lifelong Achievement Award

Hal Williams

Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award
Ben Guillory

The Celebrity Procession and honorees. Photos by Lia Chang

The Celebrity Procession and honorees Patrice Andrew Davidson, Ben Guillory, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lawrence Evans. Guests Micki Grant and Norm Lewis; Ralph Carter and Margaret Avery. Photos by Lia Chang

Emerging Producer Award
Jonathan McCrory

August Wilson Playwright Award
Richard Wesley

Lloyd Richards Director Award
Oz Scott

Living Legend Award
Starletta DuPois
Barbara Molette
Carlton Molette
Chapman Roberts

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
Paul Tazewell

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design
Kathy A. Perkins

Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design
Patrice Andrew Davidson
Photos: Late Night with Patrice Andrew Davidson, 2013 NBTF Award Recipient for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design

Theatre Longevity Award
Black Theatre Troupe
Phoenix, AZ

Special Recognition Award
S. Epatha Merkerson

Marvtastic Philantrophy Award

Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Theatre Arts & Humanitarian Award
The Late Rex Aaron Bowman

Special Award
Lawrence Evans

The dinner was followed by a NAACP Theatre Award winner Chester Gregory’s dynamic performance of THE EVE OF JACKIE: A Tribute to Jackie Wilson, the Festival’s showcase production written by Gregory, at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Stevens Center. Gregor embodied the dynamic Jackie Wilson in this exciting new production, as the troubled star “tells all” during his final live performance, just one night before his legendary collapse onstage.

 (July 29, 2013) Tonya Pinkins and Chester Gregory in "The Eve of Jackie: A Tribute to Jackie Wilson." Photos by Lia Chang

(July 29, 2013) Tonya Pinkins and Chester Gregory in “The Eve of Jackie: A Tribute to Jackie Wilson.” Photos by Lia Chang. Norm Lewis, Lia Chang, Kevin McCollum, Charles Randolph-Wright, Scotch Ellis Loring, Eric Lockley, Seret Scott, Jonathan McCrory, Terria Joseph, Elain Graham; Kevin McCollum and Charles Randolph Wright; Charles Randolph-Wright and Jonathan McCrory. Photos by Lia Chang

(July 29, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Gala Opening Night Party. Photos by Lia Chang

(July 29, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Gala Opening Night Party. (L)Marcia Pendleton, Debra Ann Byrd, Aduke Aremu, Lorey Hayes, Kimberley LaMarque Orman, Roscoe Orman, Ebony Jo-Ann, Debra Ann Byrd, Joyce Sylvester, Richard Gant and Tommy Hicks. (R) Louis Price and Fay Hauser Price, Debra Ann Byrd, Marcus Naylor, Bianca LaVerne Jones and Stephanie Berry. Photos by Lia Chang  Richard Gant, Lia Chang and Petri Byrd.

(July 30, 2013)Backstage on opening night at the Shirley Recital Hall in Winston-Salem, NC of Lorey Hayes' Power Play. Photos by Lia Chang

(July 30, 2013)Backstage on opening night at the Shirley Recital Hall in Winston-Salem, NC of Lorey Hayes’ Power Play. (R) Roscoe Orman and Fay Hauser-Price; Pauletta Pearson Washington, Ted and Mary Ann Lange, Lia Chang, Louis Price, Fay Hauser-Price and Valerie Bailey.  Photos by Lia Chang

After my matinee performance of Power Play, I headed over to the Gerald Freeman Theatre to photograph backstage and production photos of the returning Festival favorite – Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at the Gerald Freeman Theatre, directed by Chuck Smith, a co-production of Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Company.

(August 1, 2013) Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at the Gerald Freeman Theatre, directed by Chuck Smith, a co-production of Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Company. The cast features original castmembers André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois, Erin Cherry as Yolande Du Bois, Gillian Glasco as Lenora, Morocco Omari as Jimmy Lunceford, Sean Phillips as Countee Cullen, and Marie Thomas  as Nina Du Bois. Photos by Lia Chang

(August 1, 2013) Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at the Gerald Freeman Theatre, directed by Chuck Smith, a co-production of Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Company. The cast features original castmembers André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois, Erin Cherry as Yolande Du Bois, Gillian Glasco as Lenora, Morocco Omari as Jimmy Lunceford, Sean Phillips as Countee Cullen, and Marie Thomas as Nina Du Bois. Photos by Lia Chang

The cast included original castmembers André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois, Erin Cherry as Yolande Du Bois, Gillian Glasco as Lenora, Morocco Omari as Jimmy Lunceford, Sean Phillips as Countee Cullen, and Marie Thomas as Nina Du Bois.

(August 1, 2013) Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at the Gerald Freeman Theatre, directed by Chuck Smith, a co-production of Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Company. The cast  features original castmembers André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois, Erin Cherry as Yolande Du Bois, Gillian Glasco as Lenora, Morocco Omari as Jimmy Lunceford, Sean Phillips as Countee Cullen, and Marie Thomas  as Nina Du Bois. Photos by Lia Chang

(August 1, 2013) Charles Smith’s Knock Me A Kiss at the Gerald Freeman Theatre, directed by Chuck Smith, a co-production of Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre and Legacy Creative Arts Company. The cast features original castmembers André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois, Erin Cherry as Yolande Du Bois, Gillian Glasco as Lenora, Morocco Omari as Jimmy Lunceford, Sean Phillips as Countee Cullen, and Marie Thomas as Nina Du Bois. Photos by Lia Chang

National Black Theatre Festival Photos: Backstage with André De Shields, Marie Thomas, Erin Cherry, Sean Phillips and Morocco Omari in Knock Me A Kiss

On February 14, 2015, a celebration of the life and legacy of Garland Lee Thompson, Sr., New York theatre producer, writer, director, actor, co-founder and Executive Director of the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop, took place in two “acts ” in New York. Act I: a memorial at St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem, NY; and Act II: The Presentation and Reception at Theater for the New City, which featured an afternoon of readings, poetry, performances, birthday celebration and a reception in Thompson’s honor.

The late Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. at The Festival's opening night gala on July 29, 2013. Born on February 14, 1938 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Garland Lee Thompson, Sr., passed away quickly and peacefully on November 18, 2014. He was 76 years old. Photo by Lia Chang

The late Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. at The Festival’s opening night gala on July 29, 2013. Born on February 14, 1938 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Garland Lee Thompson, Sr., passed away quickly and peacefully on November 18, 2014. He was 76 years old. Photo by Lia Chang

ACT III is being held during the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival. The Celebration of Life Reception saluting the late theatre icon Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015, On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the Celebration of Life reception saluting the late theatre icon Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. will be at the Convention Center from 3 to 7pm.

Live Jazz and African/Native American Drummers and more; complimentary food and wine will be served. To join the presenting committee, email your full name to ndove@hotmail.com or call 678-739-6674.

Feb. 14: Remembering Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. with a Memorial at St. James Presbyterian Church; Presentation-Reception at Theater for the New City
Photos: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Micki Grant, Woodie King Jr., Voza Rivers, Talvin Wilks, Garland Thompson Jr., Charles Turner, Jamal Joseph, Debra Ann Byrd and More at harlem is…Theater
Remembering Garland Lee Thompson, Sr. (1938-2014); Memorial Set for February 14, 2015

More on The Festival:
· Theatrical Productions – Approximately 120 performances are held during the six-day event. A dynamic collection of new works and Black classics are performed by professional Black theatre companies from around the world. Collegiate theatre is also represented through the Festival’s Fringe component. The shows are presented at multiple venues throughout the City of Arts and Innovation, Winston-Salem., North Carolina.

General admission tickets generally range from $8-$45. Tickets may be purchased online, by mail, and at the NBTF office. They may also be purchased during the week of the Festival at the Benton Convention Center and at production venues. Call (336) 723-2266 for group rate requests.

· Readers’ Theatre of New Works – A showcase of original works written and read by renowned and aspiring playwrights for an audience of theatre professionals and the general public. There is no admission fee for this Festival component.
· Youth/Celebrity Project – Children interact with celebrities and theatre professionals, attend age appropriate productions, and have the opportunity to perform. A subset of the Project is the Storytelling Festival conducted by members of the North Carolina Storytellers Association.
· TeenTastic (Collaborative Youth Initiative) – Focuses on providing teens ages 15-19 with Marvtastic experiences developed to capture the talent and creativity of this generation and motivate them to excel in their areas of interest.
· Youth Talent Show – performed by and for children of all ages. NBTF is currently accepting audition tapes.
· International Colloquium – This is a collaborative effort between NBTF, Winston-Salem State University and the Black Theatre Network. Each year a panel selects the theme and keynote speaker.
· Midnight Poetry Jam – some of the hottest professional and amateur poets of today showcase their talent.
· Workshops and seminars facilitated by celebrities, academicians, and theatre professionals. Check information desks for workshop schedules.
· National Black Film Fest – This is a showcase of work from independent filmmakers.
· International Vendors Market – This is the place to be when the shows are over. Join vendors representing all corners of the globe juxtaposed with sponsor booths. Live entertainment adds to personal shopping pleasure. To contact vendor coordinator Rhonda Caldwell call (704) 332-5819.
· The Collegiate One-Act Play Reading Marathon, coordinated by North Carolina Central University’s Department of Theatre and hosted by The National Black Theatre Festival®, aims to acknowledge and foster student playwrights through the recognition and exposure of their dramatic works.
· Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series – This specialized series, named after the festival’s founder, Larry Leon Hamlin, are historical biographies of known and unknown African Americans. Some of the historical characters that have been featured in this series are Rosa Parks, Paul Robeson, Zora Neal Hurston, Josephine Baker, Emmett Till, Jim Beckwourth, and Lena Baker. It was Mr. Hamlin’s vision that plays continue to live beyond the Festival. These solo performances are specifically designed and directed toward higher learning institutions with the immediate intention of hiring these shows for schools, special events, fraternity and sorority organizations, and cultural celebrations throughout the year and especially during Black History Month.

If you are interested in being one of the 1,500 volunteers, download a volunteer application from www.NBTF.org or call (336) 723-2266.

The NBTF official hotels are:

Marriott Twin City Quarter Embassy Suites
425 N. Cherry Street 460 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336/725-3500 – 877/ 888-9762 336/724-3400 – 800/362-2779
www.marriott.com http://www.embassysuites.com

Visit www.NBTF.org for other festival hotels.

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cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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