THEATRE THAT AWAKENS
Conch Shell Productions is now accepting submissions for HEAR HER CALL - a festival featuring innovative 10-Minute plays or monologues written by women of Caribbean heritage.
Stay tuned for more details about our March 29th, 2019 event in
Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College
9420 Guy Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, New York
At Conch Shell Productions, our mission is to develop, workshop and produce new plays by writers of Caribbean heritage who have an expanded view of reality. The blowing of the conch signifies purification, unification, victory over suffering...the hearing of the divine word. We believe that art can and should provoke social change. We are interested in new works that - like the blowing of the conch shell - inspire audiences to redefine their reality and to find news ways of thinking when presented with challenges. Our goal is to provide a gateway to theatre arts for Caribbean/Caribbean-American communities and artists. We embrace the importance of theatre that brings together diverse communities to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures that have immigrated to the Queens and various localities in New York State.
Conch Shell Productions is a member of the Alliance of Residence Theatres/NY.
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Conch Shell Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Conch Shell must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted.
Magaly is a first-generation Haitian-American actress/playwright/ director/producer. She writes new works from a viewpoint heavily influenced by the stories her family members shared about the complexities and wonders of Haitian culture and history. She co-founded Conch Shell Productions with her husband Calvin Christopher (a native of St. Thomas, USVI) to support/showcase new works by Caribbean-American artists who have an expanded view of reality and share her passion for innovative story telling.
Magaly’s writing credits include SILENT TRUTH (2018 O’Neill NPC Finalist), THE HUNTING SEASON (Winner of OUTSTANDING PLAYWRITING FOR A NEW SCRIPT - Planet Connections Theatre Festival), “Butterscotch and Fudge” (Ah-Ha Moments One-Act Play Festival); DESTINATION: OOOH, AAH, YUMMY (Princess Grace Awards – Semi-finalist); and STRAIGHT TALK AGAINST THE GRAIN (New Perspectives Theatre, PSNBC @ HERE, Haitian Consulate). Her directing/writing credits include BN4REAL (webseries), YES MADAME (Official Selection: Pan African Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Reel Sisters Film Festival, and HBREC Film Festival) HER TORY (Semi-Finalist NATIV Caribbean Film Festival and Market). Magaly's acting credits include television shows (Blue Bloods, Law & Order SVU, ER, Sex and the City, Law & Order Criminal Intent, The Closer) national commercials, short films and regional theater productions. Memberships: Actor’s Studio Playwright’s and Directors Unit; The Actor’s Center; SAG/AFTRA; AEA; ART/NY. A native New Yorker, she received a B.A. from Columbia University, an MBA from Binghamton University, and an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Mindfulness in arts leadership and community building.
"Jojo" (played by Nadege Matteis) tells her twin brother "Boukman" (played by Trevor Hayes) a story as "God" (played by Esther Ayomide Akinsanya) watches.
"God" (played by Esther Ayomide Akinsanya) guides "Jojo" (played by Nadege Matteis) on a journey through time to the day her mother "Marie" (played by Paule Aboite) and father "Emanuel" (played by Guyviaud Joseph) first met.
"Marie" (played by Paule Aboite) experiences the nightmarish vision of her son "Boukman" (played by Trevor Hayes) being abused by "Loup Garou (werewolf) Office Michael Walker" (played by James B. Kennedy)
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