Celebrate Women's HERstory Month, News, Special Events, ICYMI and more!
Celebrate Women's HERstory Month, News, Special Events, ICYMI and more!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Discounts • Interviews • Reviews • Special Events

Celebrate Women's HERstory Month!

Twisted, curled, fried, picked and plaited, Black women have always had an adventurous
and creative relationship with our hair. The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls
is a funny, heartbreaking and ultimately healing play about the role hair plays
in unbraiding, shaping and celebrating our Black identity.”  

– Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright 

Baltimore Center Stage presents
The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls
by Keli Goff
directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones

A Virtual World-Premiere

March 25, 2021 - April  18, 2021

Tickets:
$25 Individual Adult tickets/ $40 Household tickets / $15 Student and Senior tickets

Save 20% Off Regular Ticket Prices with code MARCIA20
(Cannot be used in combination with student and senior tickets)
Click here to purchase tickets.
Journalist, screenwriter, Emmy-nominated producer, and playwright Keli Goff brings this timely world premiere to Baltimore Center Stage. In the tradition of The Vagina Monologues and For Colored Girls…The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls is a collection of monologues and scenes exploring the complex relationship women have with their hair. From afros to braids, weddings and funerals, falling in love, to grieving a loss, these stories serve as a powerful reminder that for Black women, in particular, hair is both deeply personal and political. Perfect for the virtual stage, these intimate stories will take audiences on an unparalleled journey into the world of Black womanhood.

News

Kudos!

Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Sayon Sengbloh (Eclipsed, FELA!) is a busy woman. She has been cast in the role of family matriarch Lillian Williams in the pilot for the ABC reboot of "The Wonder Years." Lee Daniels ("The United States Vs Billie Holiday") is the producer. Original Wonder Years star Fred Savage is slated to direct. In addition, the Tony nominee will be seen in a recurring role in the new drama, "Delilah," from Craig Wright, the creator of the long-running popular hit series "Greenleaf." "Delilah" premieres on OWN Tuesday, March 9. It is executive produced by Wright, Oprah Winfrey, and Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown the Musical)

Piano Lesson Revival

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, The Piano Lesson, will return to Broadway in 2022. The play will star Samuel L. Jackson (The Mountaintop), John David Washington ("Black KKKlansman") in his Broadway debut, and Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple). LaTanya Richardson Jackson (left), who most recently appeared on Broadway in the production of To Kill A Mockingbird, is set to direct. The cast will star in the film adaptation of the play with another director.

Special Events

Gaining Access

Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color is pleased to announce its second event to provide opportunities and education for stage managers of color. The event, Résumé & Interview Workshop: Always Be Prepared!, will be offered virtually on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm EST, facilitated by Patch Schwadron, Career Counselor Supervisor of The Career Center at The Actors Fund, and veteran stage manager Sherry Cohen. The event is FREE but you must register by Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm. For more information and to register, click here.

Reminder

The August Wilson Society presents
2021 Biennial Virtual Colloquium

A Two-day Deep Dive into the Understudied and Underrepresented Aspects of August Wilson's American Century Cycle.

March 12 - 13, 2021 | Tickets $25

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

ICYMI

Watch

BLACK INSPIRATION: An Artistic Continuum, A Dialogue 
Presented by the Black Public Relations Society-New York, the Black Theatre Network, and SimonSays Entertainment. 
Moderated by Michael Dinwiddie

Click here to view this amazing conversation with producers Brian Moreland and Ron Simons and playwright Keenan Scott II as they discuss what inspires them and how they hope to inspire others through THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN. Coming to Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

Read

Black Spirituals as Poetry and Resistance

These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.

Read more in the New York Times here.

She's Speaking

Our celebration of Women's HERstory Month continues with multiplatform creators Keli Goff
(The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls) and Avril Z. Speaks (African America).
These women are master storytellers. They will share with who is placed at the center
of their narratives and why. Join us on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm for another
compelling evening of conversation and music on  Backstage Stories.

Backstage Stories is Produced and Hosted by Marcia Pendelton.
Tune In | Thursdays 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm | WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC & Streaming WBAI.org

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