ART THAT AWAKENS
Conch Shell Productions' 2nd annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S THEATER FESTIVAL - presented in collaboration Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center - took place March 5th. HEAR HER CALL is a celebration of the voices of American women of Caribbean heritage.
Magaly has years of experience producing new work. Her drive to produce is fueled by her passion for new works by women of Caribbean descent, and informed by her MBA in Arts Administration. @magalycolimonchristopher
Hanako is a freelance AEA Stage Manager with a passion for helping to bring to life new works written by underrepresented voices.
Nancy Mendez-Booth (writer/solo performer) in LUCKY
About UNBOSSED & UNBOWED:
Trailblazer. A woman before her time. This solo performance explores the life of Shirley Chisholm, a black woman of Caribbean heritage who fought the political machine and ran for President of the U.S. in 1972.
Key themes: Equal Rights, Caribbean-American experiences, racism, Brooklyn & national politics
Established in 2012, CaFA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFA’s work is focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film from the unique perspective of the Caribbean. Conch Shell Productions is please to introduce CaFA YorkPAC audiences in this year's festival. On March 7th at 3pm, CaFA will screen a series of curated short films created by Caribbean-American women.
Patricia R. Floyd (actress/director) Her award winning production of Black Man Rising played for Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia in Bermuda. She also helmed Whoreworks which received accolades in Dublin, Ireland.
Sergei Burbank is resident playwright with Quick Silver Theater Company and holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph’s College. website: boisterous-eremite.com | twitter: @sergeiburbank
Cassandra Medley Award winning playwright produced across the U.S., with plays published in numerous anthologies and individual publications. https://www.cassandramedleyplaywright.com/
Minkie English is an independent Project Manager and Arts Administrator with a special interest in the intersection of art, education, and social justice reform. She is also an experienced Grant Writer who successfully secures funding for private and not-for-profit clients; and a Content Creator and Facilitator for professional developmen
Minkie English is an independent Project Manager and Arts Administrator with a special interest in the intersection of art, education, and social justice reform. She is also an experienced Grant Writer who successfully secures funding for private and not-for-profit clients; and a Content Creator and Facilitator for professional development workshops that promote growth for higher education institutions, art institutions, educators, and artists.
Geany Masai (Actress /Singer) has performed in The Fire This Time, Clubbed Thumb, Planet Connections and many others. Geany is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio. She has been teaching Auditioning for Film and Television for the past 15 years. Memberships: SAG/AFTRA, Actor's Equity and The Actors Studio.
Melanie Nicholls-King is an American/ Canadian actress with Trini roots, perhaps best known for playing Cheryl in the HBO series, The Wire, Officer Noelle Williams in the ABC series, Rookie Blue and recently, Hazel LaCroix, in the beloved Netflix series, Anne with an E.
Cassandra Medley - Panel Moderator
Award winning playwright produced across the U.S., with plays published in numerous anthologies and individual publications. Emerita Playwriting Professor from Sarah Lawrence College. For more info: https://www.cassandramedleyplaywright.com/
The MGBPAC hosts a multi-cultural arts series featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists. It is our mission to bring exceptional, affordable events to the Jamaica Queens community to deepen the cultural profile. Here at the MGBPAC our vision is to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate and empower the audience to have open minds and hearts through the arts.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 10,000 Individual Members. Through its Core Values of Activism, Artistry, Diversity, and Global Citizenship, TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre.
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Is your mouth watering?
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"Unique fashion finds from around the globe”
How many times have you gone shopping and stumbled upon that one piece of garment or accessory that you simply could not resist. Don’t you love comments like “ that’s so unusual ,where did you find it?”Our mission is to scour the globe for unique fashion finds that will inspire women to be more confident and self assured.
It takes the support of individual members of our community in order for Conch Shell Productions to fund the development and production of new works by Caribbean-American playwrights and screenwriters. It takes you.