ART THAT AWAKENS
Aftershocks - A Tetralogy of Our Times - a video compilation of short plays, animation and montage art conceptualized by Conch Shell Production’s Artistic Director Magaly Colimon-Christopher. The work explores love and life in Caribbean American communities in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.
AFTERSHOCKS is written by Haitian-American actress/playwright/producer Magaly Colimon-Christopher, and Borinquén-Chapín-Bronx playwright/director/ poet/producer Juan Ramirez, Jr. Magaly’s plays SILENT TRUTH and THE HUNTING SEASON are O’Neill NPC Semi-finalists. Her work has been produced and workshopped in NYC, Chicago, North Caroline, New Haven and Los Angeles. Memberships: Actors Studio PDU, The Actors Center and the Dramatist Guild. MFA: Geffen School of Drama at Yale University. www.MagalyColimon.com. Juan’s plays have been produced and developed in NYC, Houston, Portland, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Sydney and others. He’s a Dramatist Guild member, 2020-2021 Dramatist Guild Fellow, teaching artist with Art Defined. MFA: NYU Tisch. www.JuanRamirezJr.com
The creative team includes directors Pat Golden and Teisha Duncan, film editor/animator Andre Sutherland, composer Mijanne Webster, photographer Marissa Joyce Stamps, illustrator Elijah Leonard, sound designer Santos Collado, dramaturg Paloma Sierra, stage manager/casting director Sarah Chiriboga, and casting directors Moshe Henderson.
Cast includes: Demetrius Blocker, Nyanda Cammock, Daniel Echevarria, Logan Elizabeth Nikkole Jones, T.D. Jones, Johanne Kesten, Jason Martinez, Simone St. John, Sean St. John, and Carlene Taylor.
Our online premiere screenings of AFTERSHOCKS:
Thursday October 14th at 7:30pm EST
Friday Oct 15th at 7:30pm EST
Saturday Oct 16th at 2:30pm EST
Each screening will be followed by a live discussions.
Thursday, Oct 14th - Artist Chat - The journey developing and producing AFTERSHOCKS
Moderator: Karl O'Brian Williams
Panelists: Aftershocks artists
Friday, Oct 15th - Sharing the narrative as a path to healing the trauma of COVID19 Moderator: Magaly Colimon-Christopher
Panelists: Natardia Lee Soy, Rachelle LeBlanc, and more
Saturday, Oct 16th - New technologies and how they will transform hybrid theatre in the near and far future.
Moderator: Donna Blanchard
AFTERSHOCKS is also made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is also made possible in part by the 2021 New York City Artist Corps Grant.
Ms. Colimon-Christopher is one of 500 New York City-based grant recipients this year. Over the course of three award cycles, more than 3,000 artists received the $5,000 awards to engage the public with artist activities across New York City’s five boroughs this summer and fall. Artists use the grant to create new work or phase of a work, or restage preexisting creative activities across any discipline.
Members of the public can participate in City Artist Corps Grants programming by following the hashtag #CityArtistCorps on social media.
City Artist Corps Grants were launched in June 2021 by NYFA and DCLA with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the Queens Theatre. The program is funded by the $25 million New York City Artist Corps recovery initiative announced by Mayor de Blasio and DCLA earlier this year. Please visit NYFA’s web site for more details.
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PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CSP
"I Married a Black Republican"
"What will you say about today?"
"Good For You"
Oct 15th, 2021 - Sharing the narrative as a path to healing the trauma of COVID19
"Tony" in GOOD FOR YOU
Demetrius is an honors graduate from New World School of the Arts(BFA) and studies at HB Studios. He’s performed with Garth Fagan Dance and works as a runway/print model. Acting credits include TV- HBO Girls(Episode -Boys) / Film - The Other Woman, Fish, My Dinner with Schwartzey, Fragments of Isolation, Andy Warhol For Senate / Theater - Horse, Mr. Chekov Mr. Porter, Caligula, Starr Street, The Good, The Bad, The Fabulous / The Children From the Blue Mountain.