Soho Rep announces staged readings of four new plays by contemporary Black-British Playwrights to run in conjunction with the U.S. Première of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, set to open at Soho Rep on April 7, 2011.
a collaboration between Soho Rep's FEED program and The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY.
Plays to include: GONE TOO FAR! By Bola Agbaje, directed by Kamilah Forbes; FALLOUT by Roy Williams, directed by Christian Parker;
MULES by Winsome Pinnock, directed by Seret Scott; and ELMINA'S KITCHEN by Kwame Kwei-Armah, directed by Oskar Eustis
Soho Rep's Literary and Humanities program: FEED and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY co-present a festival of Contemporary Black-British Play Readings - curated and produced by Soho Rep Literary and Humanities Manager Raphael Martin - with works by British playwrights Bola Agbaje, Roy Williams, Winsome Pinnock and Kwame Kwei-Mrmah and directed by American directors Kamilah Forbes, Christian Parker, Seret Scott and Oskar Eustis. The festival of contemporary Black-British plays is set to run in conjunction with Soho Rep's U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's BORN BAD, which begins previews on March 31 and opens on April 7 at Soho Rep (46 Walker Street) in Manhattan.
On Wednesday, April 6 at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street), with a free-open-to-the-pubic reading of Bola Agbaje's GONE TOO FAR! directed by Kamilah Forbes (Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Theatre Junction) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Agbaje and The Royal Court Theatre's Head of Diversity - Ola Animashawun. Also on Wednesday, April 6 again at the CUNY Graduate Center from 6:30pm to 8:30pm will be a free and open reading of Roy Williams' FALLOUT directed by Christian Parker (Associate Artistic Director of the Atlantic Theater Company), followed by a reception for the audience.
On Saturday, April 9 at Soho Rep (46 Walker Street) will be a free and open reading of Winsome Pinnock's MULES directed by Seret Scott from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Also on Saturday, April 9 at Soho Rep with a free and open reading, will be Kwame Kwei-Armah's ELMINA'S KITCHEN directed by Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director of The Public Theater) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, followed by a Q&A with Mr. Kwei-Armah and The Royal Court Theatre Head of Diversity Ola Animashawun.
Bola Agbaje is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. His works have been presented at The Royal Court Theatre, Tricycle Theatre and Albany Theatre to name a few. Ms. Agbaje was awarded the 2008 Outstanding achievement in an Affiliated Theatre Laurence Olivier Award for her first play GONE TOO FAR! Other awards include the Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category at Women of the Future Award in association with Shell; Best Playwright at the African Film Awards and the Red Magazine Red's Hot Women to watch in the Red's Hot Women Awards.