June 18 & 19, 25 and July 2
7 pm, Amherst College Theater Complex, Webster Hall Studio 3 [Located up the hill from the Holden Experimental Theater and Amherst College Gym]
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5
For info call NWT at 413-545-1972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18 & 19 – Expatriate by Lenelle Moïse
Created in the spirit of Josephine Baker and Nina Simone, Lenelle Moise's critically acclaimed Expatriate features original live music, dream sequences and scenes exploring memory, black womanhood, friendship, American Paris, sexual tension, and addiction.
Presented in two parts: June 18- Expatriate in Rehearsal: Scenes & Dialogue
June 19-The Black Venus Concert Experience
Attend both shows to enjoy the full experience!
Bring a good friend, watch scenes, hear songs & share your thoughts on this unique production in progress. Attend both nights if you can!
June 25 - Crossing the Waters, Changing the Air. STAGED READING.
Conceived and Directed by Ingrid Askew. Dramaturgy by Priscilla Page.
Crossing the Waters, Changing The Air is an interdisciplinary performance piece based on the experiences of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage. This twelve-month journey retraced the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade routes in 1998.
“This play houses the echoes of souls who hauntingly cry out from the abyss and forms a bridge between the past and the present.”
--Julia Landau, the Cape Times, South Africa
Crossing the Water, Changing the Air is an interdisciplinary performance piece based on the experiences of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage. This twelve-month journey retraced the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade routes in 1998.
Askew writes, “This play came about because I felt a deep need to tell the pilgrimage story; the journey was auspicious, wonderful, traumatic. Twelve months is a long time to spend focusing on one thing; in this case, just walking the earth.”
July 2 - Ngugi Project Reading Circle
The Ngugi Project explores the work of Kenyan playwright, novelist, and theorist Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often considered the preeminent writer of the African continent today. Join in the early stages of creative process by reading Ngugi's works with the core artistic team. Explore themes, images and characters with New WORLD Theater and UMass Department of Theater faculty in a stimulating evening of art-inspired dialogue!
Contact Priscilla Page at NWT to register and get info on reading list.