Jamaica, NY, September 06, 2019 –(PR.com)– Conch Shell Productions in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College presents Conch Shell New Works Reading Series showcasing stage readings of 4 new plays written by Caribbean-American writers: Magaly Colimon-Christopher, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Anton Nimblett, and Phanesia Pharel.
The series will take place at Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica New York on October 8,10,15, and 17. Showtimes: 12pm & 7pm.
A curated reading series of new plays written by Caribbean-American artists opens on October 8 with Haitian-American Magaly Colimon-Christopher’s play “Destination: Oooh Aaah Yummy” examines the complexities of women’s quest for joy and purpose. On October 10, Trinidadian writer Anton Nimblett’s “Between Grace and Gayelle” follows a man’s struggles to make sense of life and death on the eve of his father’s passing. On October 15, Haitian-American writer Phanésia Pharel’s “Lucy” opens week two of the series with a story of coming to terms with sexual trauma and discovering the power of healing through writing. Finally, Puerto Rican playwright Nelson Diaz-Marcano’s “Misfit, America: An American Western With Color” combines the magical realistic influences of Latin American literature with the Western genre popularized in the twentieth century to tell a tale that explores racism, the love that defines non-traditional family structures, and gender nonconformity.
Conch Shell New Works Readings Series is made possible (in part) by the 2020 Cycle 1 ARTNY Creative Space Grant, and by the support of Milton G. Bassin Performance Arts Center at York College. For tickets and more artist information, visit https://conchshellproductions.com/
About Conch Shell Productions
The mission of Conch Shell Productions is to develop and produce new works by playwrights and screenwriters of Caribbean heritage living in America that inspire social change.
About Milton G. Bassin PAC
The MGBPAC hosts a multi-cultural arts series featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists. It is our mission to bring exceptional, affordable events to the Jamaica Queens community to deepen the cultural profile. Here at the MGBPAC our vision is to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate and empower the audience to have open minds and hearts through the arts.
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Published at Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:08:00 +0000