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Celebrating Black Radical Imagination
July 22 @ 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 24, 2021
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 24, 2021
One event on July 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm
One event on July 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm
One event on July 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Celebrating Black Radical Imagination — nine solo world premiere plays — will honor the power and intimacy of solo performances centering and celebrating Black artists and their voices through theatrical storytelling, at The Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, France‑Luce Benson, J. Nicole Brooks, Guadalís Del Carmen, Terry Guest, Ike Holter, Zora Howard, NSangou Njikam, and Charly Evon Simpson will bring new work guest curated by Tony Award-nominated director and playwright Robert O’Hara.
Each show consists of three 30-minute world premieres created by Black writers, written for actors of color, and brought to life by directors Wardell Julius Clark, Candis C. Jones and Colette Robert on the Front Lawn of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance.
Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays premieres over three weeks:
• Week One (Tuesday, July 6 – Saturday, July 10):
Border of Lights by Guadalís Del Carmen
Ghosts of the Diaspora by France-Luce Benson
Freaky Dee, Baby by NSangou Njikam
Directed by Colette Robert
• Week Two (Tuesday, July 13 – Sunday, July 18):
Black Moon Lilith by J. Nicole Brooks
A Ghost in Satin by Terry Guest
don’t get got by Ike Holter
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark
• Week Three (Wednesday, July 21 – Sunday, July 25):
Mark It Down by Charly Evon Simpson
The Last……(A Work in Progress) by Ngozi Anyanwu
THE MASTER’S TOOLS by Zora Howard
Directed by Candis C. Jones
Program and casting are subject to change.
This production will be performed in an open air venue next to the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance (and the chairs will be provided and sanitized between performances). The theatre encourages you to dress for the weather.
Rain Policy: This production will perform in light rain, and the Festival may postpone the curtain time slightly so that the show is able to perform. If the Festival must cancel a performance before the show begins, then the Box Office will reach out to you within 48 hours and try to exchange them into another performance, a refund or a donation. If a performance is cancelled due to weather after 45 minutes, then the performance will be considered fulfilled, and unfortunately, the theatre will not be able to exchange or refund tickets.