April 28, 2017DON’T MISS OUR NEXT ROUGH READING!
- An imagined origin story of the prison song “Berta, Berta” from an emerging playwright, directed by Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Artistic Director, Steven Anthony Jones
Directed by Steven Anthony Jones
*Actor’s Equity Association
After committing an unforgivable crime, Leroy retreats to his long-lost lover Berta’s house to take refuge and make amends. Their electrifying reunion swells from an agitated argument about the past to an impassioned plot to escape fate and start a new life. Angelica Cherí weaves an intimate and imaginary origin story that explores the reality of incarcerated African Americans in the 1920s.Angelica Cherí is a playwright, musical theatre book writer/lyricist, screenwriter and poet. Her play The Sting of White Roses, Part Two of the Prophet’s Cycle, was produced at the North Carolina Black Repertory Company for a limited run. Part One of the Prophet’s Cycle, The Seeds of Abraham, was produced at the Billie Holiday Theatre and workshopped at the Pershing Square Signature Center, under the mentorship of playwright Lynn Nottage. Angelica is also currently an I AM SOUL Playwright Fellow at the National Black Theatre, developing I Will Not Lie to David, Part Three of The Prophet’s Cycle. Her original TV pilot Derailed is currently a semi-finalist for the Showtime Tony Cox Episodic Screenplay Competition for the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival. Angelica received her BA in Theatre from UCLA, MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. http://www.angelicacheri.comLearn more about the play HERESAVE THE DATES!
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Playwrights Foundation- Rough Reading BERTA, BERTA BY ANGELICA CHERÍ Directed by Steven Anthony Jones
The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, December 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Bookmans on Grant in Tucson. This month Susan Feathers will be the featured reader and will be reading from her just published novel, Threshold (Fireship Press). Set in the near future, Threshold is a novel of speculative fiction that explores the dramatic effects of climate change in Tucson. Susan is a writer and educator who writes about our relationships in nature and in human community. Her career in education included directing environmental education programs during which she developed her passion for interpreting science to the public. Her nonfiction has been published in Hope Beneath Our Feet (2011) – an anthology of essays edited by Martin Keogh and published by North Atlantic Press, Song of Ourselves (2015) edited by Blue Heron Book Works, and in magazines and journals (SEJ Journal, Outlook, and Pensacola Magazine).
The open mic is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!
The event, which will start at 6 p.m., will be held in the community room of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange at Grant and Campbell in Tucson (1930 E. Grant Rd.), which is in the back of the store behind the children’s literature section. There is ample free parking.
National Writers Union
(UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO)
Playwrights Foundation – 1616 16th st, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173