ART THAT AWAKENS
Following every performance, Conch Shell Productions (CSP) invites artists to discuss their process, and audiences to share their response to the work. CSP also hosts Artist Chats feature Caribbean American and Caribbean Diaspora artists.
Our hope is that these open conversations will help expand awareness of the emerging voices of Caribbean American and Caribbean diaspora artists, inspire diverse audiences to support and demand more plays and films by our community of artists, and encourage Caribbean American and Caribbean diaspora artists to own their unique, authentic voices.
Sergei Burbank (Conch Shell Production Literary Manager) and playwright Tylie Shider co-moderate a post-performance Artist Chat with the #Bluelightseries Program B artists and Producing Artistic Director Magaly Colimon-Christopher THE ARITHMETIC OF MEMORY Written by Gretchen Suarez-Pena, Directed by Teisha Duncan; Performed by Aixa Kendrick and Tyler Cruz. I SAW JESUS IN TOA BAJA Written by Nelson Diaz-Marcano; Directed by Kat Yen; Performed by Rad Pereira and Brandon Gregory. #BLUELIGHTSERIES Fall 2020 is a Conch Shell Productions/HB Studio co-production. #Bluelightseries is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and generous supporters.
Cynthia Robinson and Sergei Burbank moderate a lively #Bluelightseries post-performance chat with the creative teams of I MARRIED A BLACK REPUBLICAN (written by Magaly Colimon-Christopher, directed by Tanya E. Taylor, performed by Tristan Cunningham, Guyviaud Joseph and Sarah Marable) and THE CUSTOMER VOTING SERVICE (written by Juan Ramirez, Jr., directed by Susan Tenney, performed by Jarvis Tomdio and Tanya Perez). #Bluelightseries is a Conch Shell Productions/HB Studio coproduction. This program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and many generous supports.
Sergei Burbank moderates a conversation about comedy and it's impact during challenging times.
He also introduces the Executive/Artistic Director of #bluelightseries co-producing company HB Studio; and featured playwrights Magaly Colimon-Christopher, Juan Ramirez, Nelson Diaz-Marcano and Gretchen Suarez-Pena.
On Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7pm, check out this conversation with Tanya Perez, Evan Parke, Monique A Robinson and Juliette Jeffers. We discussed the life experiences that inspired these Caribbean American artists to embracing the freedom of tackling multiple projects and multiple disciplines.
Topic- redefining...unearthing...unveiling Caribbean American & international theatre artists of color. Guests Cassandra Medley, France-Luce Benson, Karl O'Brian Williams, Juan Ramirez Jr., MJ Fievre, and Sergei Burbank chat with Magaly Colimon-Christopher about the emerging voices and the questions on minds of artists today.
Topic: MEET THE PRODUCERS OF RESET
Karl O'Brian Williams, Harry Wong, & Donna Blanchard join Sergei Burbank and Magaly Colimon-Christopher to discuss the inspiration for Reset Series
Topic: DRAMATURG & LITERARY MANAGER: THEIR ROLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PLAYS
Sergei Burbank, Taylor Barfield and Arminda Thomas join Magaly Colimon-Christopher for a lively discussion about dramaturgy and new work development.
Geany Masai chats with Amina Henry, HHC Reading Salon playwright (writer of "Ducklings")
Q&A moderated by Cassandra Medley following the staged reading of SILENT TRUTH written by Magaly Colimon-Christopher; directed by Yvette Ganier.
Moderator Minkie English chats with filmmakers (right to left) Stefanie Saintonge and Tanya Perez.
At Conch Shell Productions, one of our goals to open up channels of communication between audiences and the artist/theatermaker. Your input will help us program future artist chats.
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