november dawn Shares A Little “Sunshine” With New York

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After three runs in Los Angeles, november dawn’s critically acclaimed “Sunshine for a Midnight Weary” will debut in New York – or at least part of it. A monologue from the choreoplay is slated to appear in Next Big THING, a theatre festival presented by This Woman’s Work Theatre Company.

After three runs in Los Angeles, november dawn’s critically acclaimed “Sunshine for a Midnight Weary” will debut in New York – or at least part of it. A monologue from the choreoplay is slated to appear in Next Big THING, a theatre festival presented by This Woman’s Work Theatre Company.

“Sunshine for a Midnight Weary” was featured in EMBODI Entertainment’s 2003-04 season. The production garnered Director/Choreographer Angela Matemotja a coveted NAACP Theatre Award nomination. The choreoplay returned for the repertory’s 2004–2005 season and received glowing reviews from the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly.

“Sunshine for a Midnight Weary” chronicles ten robust characters groping through their past and present grasping for one last attempt at a life in the light. On the way, the audience encounters bitter realities such as: dreams deferred, domestic violence, racism, poverty and suicide. The monologue featured in Next Big THING is a social commentary in which the character, Golden Rod, recounts a spiritual rebirth. The message is perfectly inline with the festival’s theme of birth. Chris Goodrich will direct the festival, which runs January 26-28 at Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street, New York, New York.

About november dawn

After the publication of "Cries of a Young Girl," and her sophomore book, "the dawning," november dawn triumphantly returns with her haunting choreoplay "Sunshine for a Midnight Weary." She has committed her talents to both the theatrical and film arena creating such works as "Like Grown Folks Do," "Light" and "Poor Man’s Blues." For more information on november dawn, visit her online at http://www.novemberdawn.com.

This Woman's Work Theatre Company

This Woman's Work Theatre Company is a New York City-based company specializing in the production of original plays written by emerging female playwrights. The company places a great deal of emphasis on producing works that liberate characters from outdated stereotypes and intends to challenge them, by producing the work of inventive playwrights and by using the power of collaboration.

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