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ART THAT AWAKENS

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New Plays by Caribbean-American Writers

New Plays by Caribbean-American Writers

New Plays by Caribbean-American Writers New Plays by Caribbean-American Writers

CONCH SHELL PRODUCTIONS in partnership with MILTON G. BASSIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at YORK COLLEGE

PRESENT

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March 5th-7th, 2020

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. 

festival production team

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Artistic Director/Producer

Artistic Director/Producer

Artistic Director/Producer

Magaly Colimon-Christopher 

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

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Festival Coordinator

Artistic Director/Producer

Artistic Director/Producer

Hanako Rodriguez 

Hanako is a freelance AEA Stage Manager with a passion for helping to bring to life new works written by underrepresented voices.

@Hanako Rodriguez 

Q&A Moderators (Following performances & film screening)

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Thursday March 5th (ONE ACTS)

Friday March 6th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

Friday March 6th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

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. 

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Friday March 6th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

Friday March 6th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

Friday March 6th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

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

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Saturday March 7th (SILENT TRUTH)

Friday March 6th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

Saturday March 7th (CaFA Film Screening)

Cassandra Medley Award winning playwright  produced across the U.S.,  with plays published  in numerous anthologies and individual publications. https://www.cassandramedleyplaywright.com/

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Saturday March 7th (CaFA Film Screening)

Saturday March 7th (CaFA Film Screening)

Saturday March 7th (CaFA Film Screening)

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.

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Saturday March 7th (Ducklings)

Saturday March 7th (CaFA Film Screening)

Saturday March 7th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

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.

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Saturday March 7th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

Saturday March 7th (CaFA Film Screening)

Saturday March 7th (UNBOSSED & UNBOWED)

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. 

HEAR HER CALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS

VENUE SPONSOR

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

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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. 

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

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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.

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

GIFT BAG SPONSOR

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On Pascale Armand’s natural hair journey, she had a problem - finding a shampoo ingredient list that she could read without a dictionary. Problem solved - Natural Wash truly nourishes her crown and only contains 7 ingredients! 

Hear Her Call festival market on Saturday March 7th

Simply Arte

Natural Fountain Drinks

Natural Fountain Drinks

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"I create jewelry pieces out of copper and Sterling silver with various gemstones, which incorporate a unique style called wire weaving." Henry Espinal, designer

Instagram: simply_Arte

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyArteShop

Natural Fountain Drinks

Natural Fountain Drinks

Natural Fountain Drinks

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Here's what you can expect: wings, jerk and bbq, meat balls and crab cakes, slices of rum and fruit cake and pies. Of course the juice in the different flavors.
Is your mouth watering?

Natural Wash

Natural Fountain Drinks

Nadege Fleurimond

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On Pascale Armand’s natural hair journey, she had a problem - finding a shampoo ingredient list that she could read without a dictionary. Problem solved - Natural Wash truly nourishes her crown and only contains 7 ingredients! She is making it available to you!

Nadege Fleurimond

LDFI “Let Dian Find It”

Nadege Fleurimond

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Nadege Fleurimond is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and business strategist living life in New York City. Utilizing her Haitian culinary background as a guide, As a chef, Fleurimond pulls a world of flavors from Asian, Latin American and European Cuisines to create tasty events that inspire, motivate and unify. Nadege is the author of two books. Taste of Life, part cookbook, part memoir, & Haiti Uncovered, is a culinary travel coffee table cookbook that delves into the Art of Haitian Cuisine and brings into focus the beauty of Haiti through its diverse culinary traditions there by offering Haitians and non-Haitians an opportunity to explore and learn.

LDFI “Let Dian Find It”

LDFI “Let Dian Find It”

LDFI “Let Dian Find It”

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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.

volunteers

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Nova Rivers

Fahmida Faiza

Fahmida Faiza

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Fahmida Faiza

Fahmida Faiza

Fahmida Faiza

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

It takes the support of individual members of our community in order for Conch Shell Productions to fund the showcasing and producing of new works  by Caribbean-American playwrights and screenwriters. 


Hear Her Call 2020 - March 5th-7th, 2020