ART THAT AWAKENS
In October 2020, Conch Shell Productions and HB Studio co-produced a series new comedic one-act plays written by Caribbean American writers.
We thank our co-producer HB Studio, and our growing donor community for their financial contributions that helped make #Bluelightseries 2020 possible.
Our Producing Artistic Director, Magaly, is a member of the HB Studio faculty. HB Studio is a school created by theater artists. In April 2020 HB Studio was one of the first acting studios to offer virtual learning opportunities via Zoom. "We want to use the virtual sphere to stay connected and creative, to continue to develop our skills, and to make work that speaks to these times and brings people together," said Edith Meeks, executive and artistic director of the studio.
Inspired by a shared commitment to create art that articulates today’s stories and experiences and "brings people together", Conch Shell Productions & HB Studio agreed to co-produce this live stream theatre experience.
Special thanks to the community of artists who made #Bluelightseries impactful and entertaining.
(I MARRIED A BLACK REPUBLICAN)
Magaly is a Haitian American actress, writer, director, producer, & Conch Shell Productions Founder. Awards: SILENT TRUTH - 2018 O’Neill NPC Finalist; THE HUNTING SEASON - 2018 Planet Connections Outstanding Playwriting of a New Play Award. MFA Yale School of Drama
Tanya E. Taylor
(I MARRIED A BLACK REPUBLICAN)
Tanya is a NY based Jamaican writer/director/producer, based in New York. She’s always exploring opportunities to work with multicultural teams developing and delivering diverse content to global audiences. Her 2019 award winning short film, WINSTON, continues to screen in festivals.
as "Grace Augustin" in I MARRIED A BLACK REPUBLICAN
About Tristan: Most recently in Season 1 of All Rise on CBS, and Season 1 of The Fugitive starring Kiefer Sutherland on Quibi TV. She is also featured in Television shows, Lethal Weapon, Solve, and Bit.
Kyra is a NYC-based theatre maker. Featured credits: Caesar in an all-female Julius Caesar (D. Danya Taymor), Bessie in Awake and Sing! (D. Paul Schnee), Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret (D. Stephen Kazakof). She is beside herself to be working with this fabulous coalition. www.KyraBowie.com @KyraBowie #PurpleBootsBowie
Veronica has stage managed and assistant stage managed for 10 years at various theatre’s in Dallas TX, Kansas, and Honolulu Hawaii. Most recently she has been working in the digital space creating and streaming virtual performances. She has worked with OBS software to help create a new way to tell stories. For more information and to contact Veronica about virtual productions she can be reached at email@example.com
Sergei is a New-York-City-based performer, audiobook narrator, playwright, and producer. His plays, articles, and short fiction have been published by Indie Theater Now, NYTheaterNow, Parabasis, Howlround, Baseball Prospectus, and fwriction:review. Past residencies and grants include Centrum, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Other Informed Theatre Company, and Oracle Theatre Inc. He is resident playwright with Quick Silver Theater Company, a member of Actor's Equity Association, and has an MFA in Playwriting from the Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn, NY). website: boisterous-eremite.com | twitter: @sergeiburbank
Sergei Burbank co-moderated lively post-performance Q&A's with playwrights Cynthia Robinson (Oct 9th), Tylie Shider (Oct 16), Christin Eve Cato (Oct 23), and Karl O'Brian Williams (Oct 30).
On April 14th, Conch Shell Productions and HB Studio launched the first of a series of live streamed #BluelightSeries Spring 2020 readings. A community of actors, writers and directors generously volunteered their time and joined us on our early explorations of live online productions. Check out archival videos below
Written by Magaly Colimon-Christopher; directed by Michelle Shay; performed by Magaly Colimon-Christopher
and Yvette Ganier
Written by Phanesia Pharel; directed by Angel Flores; performed by Raven Raye and Aaron Linker
Written by Paloma Sierra; directed by Angel Flores: performed by Andres Santiago, Maria Fontanals, Yvette Ganier, Aaron Linker, Frances Ramos, & Ginde Baker
Written by Magaly Colimon; directed by Andi Chapman; performed by Mateo Moreno, Christin Eve Cato, Lucille Vasquez, & Sarah Marable