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

AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE, TALK- BACK and SPECIAL RECEPTION MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW

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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

  • VOZA RIVERS/NEW HERITAGE TO PRESENT "IT IS AFRICAN" MUSIC CONCERT

    PRESS RELEASE: February 17, 2020

    Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and Williams Institutional CME Church presents "IT IS AFRICAN"
    Featuring the music of the AfroHORN Band & International
    Oyu Oro Afro- Cuban Dance Company 

     


    HARLEM: FEBRUARY 17, 2020
     
    Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and Williams Institutional CME Church will present IT IS AFRICAN, a spiritual afternoon of African music and dance, on Sunday March 8, 2020 at 5pm. This special Harlem premiere performance features Francisco Mora-Catlett and his New York-based Afro Horn jazz ensemble, and a dance performance by the extraordinary Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance company, co-founded by Mora-Catlett's wife, Cuban dancer, international Afro-Cuban folk-lore performer, choreographer, teacher and dance ethnologist from Santiago de Cuba Danys "LaMora" Perez.
  • AWARD WINNING HARLEM-BASED CLASSICAL ACTRESS DEBRA ANN BYRD RETURNS TO PHOENIX WITH A NEW ONE-WOMAN SHOW

    (February 2020 – Harlem, New YorkClassical 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.

  • Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group and Rudi Mbele presents WOZA SOUTH AFRICA
    HARLEM: FEBRUARY 20, 2020 
     
    MOTHERLAND Messengers will make their Harlem debut as part of their 2020USA tour on Friday, March 6,at 7 PM at the historic Williams CME Church. Motherland Messengers are an ensemble of South African Gospel recording artists and musicians. Collectively they have wom numerous individul awards and have performed all over the world. This talented group of singers and musicians celebrates the power of spiritual music in their native languages and English and various musical genres including South African traditional gospel, Acapella, American Gospel and R&B. The producers are inviting all New Yorkers to come out and experience this complimentary performance and  these talented artists..
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