OPEN HOUSE OF OSCAR & GRAMMY nominated IMPACT REPERTORY THEATRE
In 1985 New Heritage started a collaboration with South African musician and dramatist Mbongeni Ngema that brought to Harlem and NYC revolutionary masterpieces like Woza Albert, Asinamali, Sarafina, and Township Fever.
Monday, January 20, 27, February 10, 2020
This is a multimedia, theatrical reenactment that depicts the day, over sixty years ago, when Dr. King was nearly stabbed to death on September 20, 1958 at a book signing on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital where a team of gifted doctors worked diligently to save his life.
When it was learned that the assailant was a black women, everyone pondered the same question...why?
February 10 @ Bruno Walter Auditorium
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 @ 6PM
BRUNO WALTER AUDITORIUM
NY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street
An annual tradition celebrating Brotherhood:
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
With the participation for the first time with Oscar- and Grammy-nominated
IMPACT Repertory Theatre
Introductory remarks by NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of The New York Board of Rabbis Returns Off Broadway For One Performance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend to celebrate the music and shared experiences of the African American and Jewish communities:
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
PRESS RELEASE: February 17, 2020
(February 2020 – Harlem, New York) Classical actress and producer Debra Ann Byrd undertook a remarkable journey to take on the role of Shakespeare’s noble general Othello — which she recently performed for Southwest Shakespeare Company at Taliesin West, winning her the 2019 Broadway World Arizona Lead Actress Award. This past fall the actress recorded her experiences on becoming ‘The Moor of Venice’ as writer-in-residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in the UK, where she first performed her new solo show.
Now Southwest Shakespeare Company in partnership with Phoenix Art Museum are working together to celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month in Phoenix featuring visiting artist Debra Ann Byrd, as she performs her one-woman show BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey for a limited run at the Phoenix Art Museum, February 22 – March 29, 2020.