THE HANSBERRY PROJECT is now a member of the SHUNPIKE ARTS COLLECTIVE. This relationship gives us the information and support we need to grow Hansberry as independent entity. And most importantly, it means that funders and donors can now make donations to us - through Shunpike - and still receive the tax benefit of a charitable deduction. It's really simple. Just use the button below to support our work. Anything you can give is appreciated. And all of it goes to insuring that Seattle's rich cultural conversation includes the voices of black theatre artists. Thanks!
On June 17, 2013, working in collaboration with BrownBox Theatre, the Hansberry Project will participate in the 2013 1Voice, 1Play, 1Day reading of Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play.
1Voice, 1Play, 1Day, a program of Project1Voice, is a national day of celebration that not only honors a great playwright’s seminal work, but also highlights African‐American theatre companies across the country. The Project1Voiceis to preserve the legacy of African‐American theatres and playwrights.
June 17: A Collaboration with Brownbox Theatre and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute to present a benefit reading of Charles Fuller's A SOLDIER'S PLAY. This reading is part of the Project1Voice national reading day. (6/17 7:30 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.)
July 17 - Sept 15: Alice Childress' TROUBLE IN MIND opens as part of the Intiman Summer Festival. We are working with Intiman to create a a series of events around TROUBLE IN MIND. The events on the horizon include: A special opening night reception honoring Seattle's rich black theatre history. A panel discussion on race and theatre. Post show discussions Keep an eye on both the Hansberry & Intiman websites for details. (July 17-9/15 TROUBLE INFO)
Aug 19:In association with Seattle Public Theatre, rehearsals begin for the Sept. production of Nathan Louis Jackson's BROKE-OLOGY. More information is on the way!
SAVE THE DATES 11/12-11/17 for REPRESENT! Multicultural Playwirhgts Festival. We are thrilled to annouce that we will once again be collaborating with SIS Productions, eSe Teatro, and Pratidwhani to present new work from writers of colo. Planning is underway and more details will be announced shortly.
This is an exciting time for us and we hope you'll follow us and come check us out.
We want to thank everyone who helped make WANTED a success: The lovely and unbelievably talented Tina Vernon Our amazing team of designers: James Schreck, Kent Cubbage and Kate Freer Patti West and the crew of Theatre Off Jackson Sharon Williams and the folks at the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas and most importantly...
All of YOU.
The World Premiere of
WANTED by Tina Vernon
"...a tale of forgery, fear and finding one's voice!"
Produced in association with The Central District Form for Arts and Ideas & Theatre Off Jackson
RECENT NEWS & DEVELOPMENTS
The Intiman Theatre Festival & The Hansberry Project's Valerie Curtis-Newton team up again!
This summer’s Intiman Theatre Festival will feature shows about topics you’re not supposed to talk about at dinner – race, sex, politics and money. The Hansberry Project is proud to support Intiman's efforts as they tackle big questions through stories and champion diversity on stage. And once again, The Hansberry Project's own Valerie CUrtis-Newton will helm a production in the festival. This year's festival includes:
Trouble In Mind – An integrated acting company in 1957 comes together to rehearse a new play in Alice Childress’ groundbreaking comedy-drama of race and representation in the American theatre. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton (Intiman’s All My Sons and Dirty Story)
Lysistrata: Aristophanes’ story of women who withhold sex from their husbands in an effort to stop war, directed by Sheila Daniels (Intiman’s Crime and Punishment, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Abe Lincoln in Illinois)
Stu for Silverton: A new musical about the mayor of Silverton, Oregon – the unlikely and surprising story of America’s first transgender mayor and his community – with book by Peter Duchan, music and lyrics by Breedlove, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Russell
We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! – Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo at his funniest and most socially relevant in this laugh out loud farce about money, class, and the resiliency of the human spirit. Directed by the queen of clowning and physical theatre, Jane Nichols.
With a creative team of directors, writers, and designers that is half men and women, this year's festival u this variety of under-represented stories –a frank discussion of race on stage, America’s first transgender mayor, women empowered during a time of war, and a poignant middle class romp – while collaborating with almost 100 local artist and artisans.
Previews: June 2013 Performances: June - September 2013
Visit Intiman.org for a full performance schedule, performance descriptions, and more information about its repertory company, artist collective and creative team. Come out and support this new artistic collective!
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