SABLE SERIES:THE HISTORY OF BLACK SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS 2/25/19

THE HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
VOZA RIVERS/NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP
in association with COMMUNITY WORKS NYC
 
Present
 
THE SABLE SERIES: 
The History of Black Shakespearean Actors
Directed by DATHAN B. WILLIAMS
 
Starring
 
JAMES EDWARD BECTON
DEBRA ANN BYRD
DATHAN B. WILLIAMS 
 
Period costumes by
 
Gail Cooper-Hecht 
 
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Monday, February 25, 2019 | 7:00 PM

 

JULIA DE BURGOS PERFORING ARTS CENTER

1680 Lexington Avenue East Harlem, NYC

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This evening's special performance of poetry and song features the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar with monologues and scenes from  Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Anthony & Cleopatra along with spirituals and the songs of Paul Robeson. Many know the contributions of Paul Robeson and even Ira Aldridge, but do you know Henrietta Vinton Davis? - (the Celebrated Shakespearean Tragedienne who later became the right hand of Marcus Garvey).  
Come share, learn, and be inspired!
 
 
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, New York, City Council Member Bill Perkins, City Council Member Mark Levine, The New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, NY State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo &  New York State Legislature, NY State Assemblywoman Inez E. Dickens, NY State Assemblyman Al Taylor, NY State Senator Brian Benjamin, NY State Senator Robert Jackson, NY State Senator Jose M. Serrano, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, CB 10 Arts & Culture Committee, Community WorksNYC, and Con Edison.
 
 

THE SABLE SERIES is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation 

and administered by LMCC.  

Press

  • Black By Popular Demand! "The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King!'

    Shades of Truth Theatre and Voza Rivers/ New Heritage Theatre

    in association with The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center present

    The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King written and directed by Michael Green

  • Empowering a New Generation

    Republished from Captrust, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    by Sylvana Smith

    From Black Panther and convict to writer, poet, producer, college professor, Academy Award nominee, and youth advocate, Jamal Joseph’s life has taken a circuitous path to the present. His is a story of perennial social activism, advancing lessons from his Black Panther days to empower a new generation.

    Excuse Me, Young Brother, I Just Did

  • NYS Senate and Assemby Honors New Heritage Theatre Group 55th Anniversary
    In celebration of Black Theatre and New Heritage's 55th Anniversary the New York State Assembly recently honored and recognized Voza Rivers and Jamal Joseph on the floor of the Assembly. Oscar nominated IMPACT members performed . 
      
     
    Robert Rodriguez, 68th Assembly District, Inez E. District 70th Assembly District, Al Taylor 71st Assembly District, issued the following signed statement:
    albany senate assemby honors New Heritage Theatre Group"We have an organization worthy of the esteem of both the community  and the Great State of New York." 
     Later that day Assembly Member Inez Dickens stated:
     

    "Special thanks to Voza Rivers and Jamal Joseph on 55 years of excellence and prosperity in the Harlem community through arts & culture for Harlem's youth! I especially want to thank IMPACT children for an amazing performance here in Albany.We wish them all the best!"

     

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