Freedom Train Productions Begins Summer Series

By Jonathan Adams Aug 05, 2008

If you’re in Brooklyn, you should check out Fire!, a series of developing works from a few of New York’s hottest Black LGBT playwrights. Racewire contributor, Andre Banks, reviewed a show last summer, and I plan to enjoy this year’s shows. AUGUST 6-7, 2008 @ 7PM: delta dandi by Sharon Bridgforth How does grief and trauma inform our lives? Featuring: Maisha Azadi*, Courtney D. Ellis, Denise Lock*, and Andre St Clair Thompson *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association Q & A with Lisa C. Moore (Publisher, RedBone Press) and Playwright Sharon Bridgforth on August 6th Q & A with Thomas Lax (Curatorial Assistant, Studio Museum) and Playwright Sharon Bridgforth on August 7th delta dandi is a Conjure. A weave of monologues, chants, choral tellings, blood memory and song, delta dandi asks: How does collective grief and trauma inform the African American experience? delta dandi invokes the Transmigration of a Spirit’s journey as she walks towards Transformation and Love. Listen to Playwright Sharon Bridgforth share her thoughts on Blues, Langston Hughes, and Non-Linear Theatre. Courtesy of Storycorp. AUGUST 13-14, 2008 @ 7PM: when last we flew by Harrison David Rivers How Black can you be when surrounded by White people? Director: Colette Robert Featuring: Michael Booth, Shydel James*, Hunter Gillmore*, Karen Paulemon, E. Dale Smith, and Lucinda Johnson* *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association AUGUST 20-21, 2008 @ 7PM: Submerged from All Sides… by Aurin Squire Laughter + sex = fun (theatre). Director: Christopher Burris Featuring: Michael Booth, Graeme Humphrey, Sarena Kennedy, Fatima Quander*, and Sara Towber* *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association Fire! Plays in Development that Matter. Every Wednesday and Thursday in August at 7 pm South Oxford Space – 138 South Oxford Street, btwn Harriet Tubman and Atlantic in Brooklyn, NY