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MEDEA | 2006 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

Written By Euripides

Directed By Petronia Paley

Starring Trezana Beverley

November 6 - 7, 2006

National Black Theatre

 

HAMLET  |

Written By William Shakespeare

Directed By Elizabeth Swain

April 13th - 29th, 2007

The WorkShop Theater | Mainstage

Nominated for 3 AUDELCO Awards

Winner of 2: Best Costumes; Best Sound Design

RICHARD III

Written By William Shakespeare

Directed By Barbara Bosch

September 11th - 21st, 2003

Chernuchin Theatre @ American Theatre Of Actors

Nominated for 5 AUDELCO Awards

2003 INAUGURAL SEASON

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2004 - 2005 SEASON

2005 - 2006 SEASON

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2004 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME by Oscar Wilde | Kevin Connell, dir

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare | Timothy D. Stickney, dir

OROONOKO from Aphra Behn by Biyi Bandele | Elizabeth Swain, dir

Fall 2004 | Oct 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 6th

The National Black Theatre

CORIOLANUS: The AFRICAN Warrior

and THE WOMEN OF SHAKESPEARE

Written By William Shakespeare

Directed By Brigitte Waites

June 28, 2005

Julia de Burgos Cultural Center

THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH  |

Written By Poet Laureate Rita Dove

Directed By Trezana Beverley

Februrary 4th - 19, 2006

Chernuchin Theatre @ The American Theatre Of Actors

Nominated for 2 AUDELCO Awards

2005 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

MASSINISSA: AND THE TRAGEDY... by Lorey Hayes | Count Stovall, dir

OTHELLO by William Shakespeare | Timothy D. Stickney, dir

THE RIVALS by Richard Brinsley Sheridan | Kevin Connell, dir

Fall 2005 | Oct 17th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th

The National Black Theatre

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2006 - 2007 SEASON

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

2007 - 2008 SEASON

MEDEA  |

Written By Euripides

Directed By Petronia Paley

Starring Trezana Beverley

February 15 - March 2, 2008

National Black Theatre

Nominated for an AUDELCO Award

2007 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

PECONG by Steve Carter | Arthur French, dir

SALLY HEMINGS by Elsa Rael | Charles Turner, dir

ANTIGONE by Euripides | Chuck Patterson, dir

Fall 2007 | Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 10th

The National Black Theatre

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KING LEAR |

Written By William Shakespeare

Directed By Timothy D. Stickney

Starring Trezana Beverley

February 20 - March 1, 2009

National Black Theatre

Nominated for 3 AUDELCO Awards

2008 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

TWELFTH NIGHTby William Shakespeare | Petronia Paley, dir

12 NIGHT ALL OVER AGAIN: MALVOLIO's REVENGE by Abe Polsky | Patricia Floyd, dir

Fall 2008 | Oct 20th, Oct 21st

The National Black Theatre

Explore KING LEAR Pages

2008 - 2009 SEASON

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TAKE WING AND SOAR

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS |

Honoring James Earl Jones, Pat Stevenson,

Arthur French, Bryan Webster, Debra Ann Byrd and Norman Anthony Small, Jr.

May 15, 2008

National Black Theatre

 

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PECONG |

Written By Steve Carter

Directed By Arthur French & Timothy D. Stickney

Starring Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

March 12 - March 28, 2010

National Black Theatre

Nominated for 5 AUDELCO Awards

Winner of 3: Best Costumes; Best Lighting Design; Best Revival

2009 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

LE TRIOMPHE DE L'AMOUR by Marivaux | Kevin Connell, dir

THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS

RICHARD III by Carlye Brown | Chuck Patterson, dir

MACBETH by Shakespeare | Timothy D. Stickney, dir

Fall 2009 | Oct 19th, Nov 12th, Dec 14th

The National Black Theatre; The Harlem Brach Library

Explore PECONG Pages

5TH ANNUAL TAKE WING AND SOAR

SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS |

Paying tribute to the leadership and achievement of seven distinguished leaders; Novella NelsonPetronia Paley, George Wolfe, Reuben Santiago Hudson, Hon. Theresa Freeman and The Hon. Hazel Dukes

DWYER Cultural Center

248 St. Nicholas Avenue

@ 123rd Street | Harlem

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Visit Event Page

2009 - 2010 SEASON

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FORGIVE ME?

Written by Esther Armah

Directed by Trezana Beverley

July 23 - August 1, 2009

The WorkShop Theatre

312 West 36th Street - NYC

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S MADNESS

By The Hackney Harlem Theater Company

Directed by Susie McKenna

Monday, August 17, 2009

The National Black Theatre

2031 FIfth Avenue @ 125th Street

THE HARLEM SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 26th

Thursday, May 26th

Thursday, June 23th

 

New York Public Library - 125th Street Branch

224 East 125th Street (near Third Ave.),

New York, NY 10035-1786 | East Harlem

2010 CLASSICAL LAB READING SERIES

MASSINISSA: THE MAN WHO BETRAYED HANNIBAL TO ROME

by Lorey Hayes | dir Alfred Preisser

MEASURE FOR MEASURE by Shakespeare | dir. Dathan B. Williams

AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde | dir. Kevin Connell

Fall 2011 | Oct. 20th; Nov. 11; Dec. 17th, 2010

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,

American Negro Theatre; The Poet's Den Theater

2010 - 2011 SEASON

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ANTONY & CLEOPATRA |

Written By William Shakespeare

Directed by Petronia Paley

Starring Michael Early & Debra Ann Byrd

March 17th - 27th, 2011

The Poet's Den Theater, 309 East 108th Street,  East Harlem

Nominated for 5 AUDELCO Awards

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HAY FEVER

Written by Noel Coward

Directed by Dawn Scribila

The Poet's Den Theater

309 East 108th Street, East Harlem

Monday, Octoner 10, 2011

 

 

SAVIOUR?

Written by Esther Armah

Directed by Passion

DWYER Cultural Center

258 St. Nicolas Avenue,  Harlem NY

October 7th - 30th, 2011

Co-produced with Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group

 

 

MASSINISSA: AND THE TRAGEDY

OF THE HOUSE OF THUNDER

Written & Directed by Lorey Hayes

The Poet's Den Theater

309 East 108th Street, East Harlem

December 7th - 18th, 2011

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2011 - 2012 SEASON

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