2nd Annual 48 Hours in Harlem

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48 Hours in Harlem: 6 Playwrights. 6 Directors. 18 Actors giving raw impressions of 6 provocative black plays.

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Harlem9 presents 48 Hours in Harlem – a twist on the traditional 24- hour play festival. This event marks the 2nd year of the collaborative Harlem9, bringing together 6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 18 actors to re-conceive classic plays from the African Diaspora over the course of one weekend in Harlem. 48 HOURS IN HARLEM culminates in a final presentation on Sunday, August 26, 2012. This one night only performance is at 7pm at The HSA Theater. Participating artists’ details are below. Tickets are now on sale: $15 in advance by calling 1-800-838-3006 or by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20.

The HSA Theater is located at 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY

The 6 playwrights – Kevin R. Free, Marcus Gardley, Dominic Taylor, France-Luce Benson, Christine Jean Chambers, and Zoey Martinson – will each be re-conceiving from one of the following plays: The Amen Corner by James Baldwin, Topdog/Underdog by Suzan Lori-Parks, A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman by Tyler Perry. Directors Reginald Douglas, Kent Gash, Axel Avin Jr., Ebony Golden, Patricia McGregor, and Seret Scott will each direct one of the new 10-minute plays.

Harlem9 is an arts organization comprised of 6 producing entities that have come together in Harlem to explore the past, present and future of black culture and celebrate the rich history of storytelling within the African diaspora. Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly, Bryan E. Glover, E. Michael Lockley, Jonathan McCrory, Liberation Theatre Company (Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Spencer Scott Barros), and Soul Productions (Erin Washington) are the producers that comprise Harlem9.

For more information, please visit http://www.harlem9.org

Contact: Garlia Cornelia Jones
email: info(at)harlem9(dot)org

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