About Conch Shell Productions

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OUR MISSION

At Conch Shell Productions (CSP), our mission is to infuse a new Caribbean-American and Caribbean diaspora voice into the American theater and film industry.  To do so, we create a space to develop, workshop and produce new plays and screenplays written by English-language writers of Caribbean heritage living in America, Canada and Europe. 


We believe that art can and should provoke social change. Our productions create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures that have immigrated to other nations seeking new opportunities. 


Our season include both readings and full productions of new works.  Our presentations include Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women's Theater Festival, Conch Shell New Works Series, #BluelightSeries (a virtual reading series), as well as fully produced full length works.   


Conch Shell Productions is a Queens, New York-based, fiscally sponsored organization, and a member of  the Alliance of Residence Theatres/NY.  

Founder/Artistic Director

Magaly Colimon-Christopher

Magaly 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 Caribbean descent who have an expanded view of reality and share her 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.

ACTRESS

CREDITS: Theater. Film. Television. 

(OLD GLOBE, SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, CROSSROADS THEATER, YALE REPERTORY THEATRE. STEPPENWOLF THEATRE. ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE THEATRE. LONG WHARF THEATRE, BILLIE HOLIDAY THEATRE. NEW PERSPECTIVES THEATRE. URBAN STAGES THEATRE. TRAPDOOR PRODUCTIONS. MPAACT THEATRE. CBS. NBC. ABC. HBO.) 

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/WRITER

CREDITS: 

(PRODUCER) AH-HA MOMENTS One-Act Play Festival. BN4REAL (WEBSERIES EXECUTIVE PRODUCER).  YES MADAME.  HER TORY

(DIRECTOR) COUPLES WANTED. HER TORY. 'TIL MIDNIGHT (Episode of "BN4Real") 

(WRITER) Awards: PRINCESS GRACE SEMI-FINALIST.  O'NEILL NPC FINALIST.  PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTED FILM.  MARTHA VINEYARD FILM FESTIVAL SELECTED FILM.   Completed works: BN4REAL.  HER TORY. DESTINATION OOH, AAH, YUMMY. SILENT TRUTH. SAPPHIRE PARADISE. PLAN B. BUTTERSCOTCH AND FUDGE. THE HUNTING SEASON. IMAGINED LIFE.

(CO-FOUNDER) CAFE "KI GAN P'OUN GERI" Fundraiser. SFC WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL    

Literary manager/Dramaturg

Sergei Burbank

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."

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Conch Shell Productions in the news

Carib News 3/5/20

Broadway World 2/20/20

BroadwayWorld 3/2/200

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BroadwayWorld 3/2/200

Broadway World 2/20/20

BroadwayWorld 3/2/200

Broadway World 2/20/20

Broadway World 2/20/20

Caribbean Life News 12/2019

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Caribbean Life News 12/2019

Caribbean Life News 12/2019

Caribbean Life News 12/2019

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Broadway World 12/2019

Caribbean Life News 12/2019

Broadway World 12/2019

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Broadway World 10/2019

Caribbean Life News 12/2019

Broadway World 12/2019

Broadway World Oct 11, 2019 article about Conch Shell New Works Reading Series featured playwrights.

American Theater Magazine supports HEAR HER CALL 2019

American Theater Magazine supports HEAR HER CALL 2019

American Theater Magazine supports HEAR HER CALL 2019

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Caribbean Life 12/2018

American Theater Magazine supports HEAR HER CALL 2019

American Theater Magazine supports HEAR HER CALL 2019

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Carry On Friends Podcast Episode #108

American Theater Magazine supports HEAR HER CALL 2019

Carry On Friends Podcast Episode #108

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Press/Media Contact

Contact Magaly at conchshellprod@gmail.com