ART THAT AWAKENS
At Conch Shell Productions (CSP), our mission is to infuse new Caribbean-American and Caribbean Diaspora voices into the American theater and film industry. To do so, we create a space to develop, workshop and produce new plays and screenplays.
We believe that art can and should provoke social change. Our productions create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique culturally diverse voices of our community of artists.
Our seasons include both readings and full productions of new short and full-length plays. Our presentations include Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women's Theater Festival, Conch Shell New Works Series, Reset Series and #Bluelightseries.
Conch Shell Productions is a Queens, New York-based, fiscally sponsored organization, and a member of the Alliance of Residence Theatres/NY.
Magaly Colimon-Christopher 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 founded Conch Shell Productions to support/showcase new works by Caribbean-American and other artists of the Caribbean diaspora who have an expanded view of reality and a passion for innovative story telling.
A native New Yorker, she received a B.A. from Columbia University, an MBA from Binghamton University, and an MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama. Magaly is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, The Actors Center, The Dramatist Guild, The Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors' Unit. Magaly plays "Antoinette Pierre" in Netflix original series GRAND ARMY
To learn more about Magaly, visit www.magalycolimon.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).
"The joy of being a dramaturg is seeing the light bulb go off in a playwright's eyes as the right question gets them closer to their creative goal."
Conch Shell Productions would like to express our deepest gratitude for the generous support of ART/NY, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Seth Sprague Foundation, and Leon Levy Foundation COVID Relief Fund for their generous support of our work during these challenging times.
Conch Shell Productions is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions made payable to Fractured Atlas for the purposes of Conch Shell Productions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.