Exciting news!!! For anyone who missed the On Stage with the Migration Series readings last year, we have them on film for you!
In this dynamic cross-disciplinary initiative, The Phillips Collection commissioned five plays from a range of local playwrights in response to Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series. This commission was in relation to the exhibition People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series (October 8, 2016 – January 8, 2017). Addressing themes of migration and immigration, the museum debuted the 10-minute, on-act plays as staged readings on October 20, 2016 and again on November 3, 2016.
Directed by Derek Goldmann with dramaturgy by Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zoe, the power plays were written by Norman Allen, Annalisa Dias, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, Laura Shamas, and me. Our wonderful and talented cast includes Nora Achrati, Jeff Allin, Desmond Bing, JJ Johnson, Natalie Graves Tucker, and Craig Wallace.Videographers Shaun Mir and Rob Migrin.
I am so proud to served as Artistic Director of this amazing and inspiring project and hope you enjoy these wonderful plays and performances!!! You can view the below or follow this link.
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