The Reverberation Plays

2021

Enhanced Audio-Drama schedule

> FEB 5 - THROW PITCHFORK | [RSVP]

Written & performed by Alexander Thomas | Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover

The search for self-definition is passed on through four brothers as they struggle with the Jim Crow legacy of their father. Deep wounds left on his psyche are passed onto a generation of sons. Told with humor and pathos by one of those sons, this true story puts human faces on the fallout of America's original sin. (7PM EST)

> MAR 5 - YOU CAN TAKE OUT A PARENT PLUS LOAN | [RSVP]

By Camille Thomas | Directed by Judy Tate | Starring Lynnette R. Freeman

Camille Thomas, a creator and activist, navigates a predominantly white institution in pursuit of an undergraduate degree through rising tuition costs, familial expectations, and her own personal aspirations. This one-woman show merges monologues, slam poetry, images and character defining moments from her past to analyze the racket that is student debt and how it affects students of color. (7PM EST)

> APR 9 - THE HAUNTED FILES & MONOLOGUE MISSION | [RSVP]

By Judy Tate & Michael Slade | Monologues: Elliot Babilonia & Nicaulis Mercedes

Directed by Melissa Maxwell (HF) & Judy Tate (MM)

Starring Antu Yacob & Stina Nielsen (HF) | J.D. Mollison & Kyla Garcia (MM)

In 1904, a young black infant named Hazel is left on a doorstep. She is taken in by a family from whom she later runs away. Thus begins an odyssey of arrests, institutionalization, and medical intervention — all in an effort to cure her of “immorality.” Characters are real people from the files of the Eugenics Records Office in Cold Spring Harbor. (7:30PM EST)

> MAY 14 - DISUNION | [RSVP]

By Judy Tate | Directed by Melissa Maxwell

Starring Melissa Murray-Mutch, Robert McKay & Brenda L. Thomas

Dr. Turner is a successful CEO of a non-profit foundation that helps inner-city children and he's about to announce a run for State Senate. When his most trusted employee, Lucia, shows up with a plan to unionize the office workers, the party takes an unexpected turn. (7:30PM EST)

> JUNE 18 - SECOND SIGHT | [RSVP]

By Judy Tate | Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Starring Messeret Stroman Wheeler, Ryan Hope Travis & Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

A brother and sister in rural Illinois reconnect after many years. With help from the Tarot and possibly extrasensory skills, they piece together a mystery from their past. The play asks is mental health care only for the wealthy and connected? (7:30PM EST)

ASP Partners with the NY Society of Ethical Culture for The Reverberation Plays which is made possible by grants from Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and Creative Communities, made possible by NY Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and distributed by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, AS WELL AS FROM The Black Seed. We thank The kitchen theatre in Ithaca, New York for partnering with us on Alexander THomas' Throw Pitchfork.

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