2011 Play reading series produced by The NewBlackFest

in partnership with 651Arts and 4 partner institutions!

March 7

Fast Blood by Judy Tate

Directed by Melissa Maxwell

​Co-presented by CAP21 Theatre

Post Show Conversation: "The Human Face of Slavery"

with John Steber and Marcia Gillespie

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April 4

Sweet Maladies

Written and Directed by Zakiyyah Alexander

Co-Presented by 651 Arts/Mark Morris Dance Theatre

Post Show Conversation: "Tiny Rebellions"

with  Prof. Michael Dinwiddie and Nicole Watson

May 2

Living in the Wind by Michael Bradford

Directed by Mary Hodges

​Co-presented by The Drilling Company

Post Show Conversation: "Slavery's Impact on Male Sexual Identity" with Kermit Frazier and Regge Life

June 6

Voices from Harpers Ferry

Written and Directed by Dominic Taylor

​Co-Presented by The Classical Theatre of Harlem

Post Show Conversation:  "John Brown and Civil War Uprisings"

with Dr. Louis A. DeCaro

June 15

Safe House by Keith Josef Adkins

Directed by Leah Gardner

​Co-Presented by The Classical Theatre of Harlem Future Classics Reading Series

Post Show Conversation:  "Free People of Color and the Trek to Liberia" with Cori Thomas and Walton Muyumba