This coming Wed. and Thurs. (4 & 5 April), there will be a workshop of Miguel de Unamuno's play, El Otro. I play the role of Ama and it's been great to be in rehearsals. Directed by Robert A.K Gonyo, produced by Co-Op Theatre East, and presented at Looking Glass Theatre (422 W. 57th St.). We've been translating the original Spanish text into English-Spanish, and we're welcoming everyone to come through and let us know what you think at the post-show Q&A. And there should be wine and beer for a good, cheap price. Suggested donation $5. Come through and spread the word. More questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past 5 or 6 years, Brooklyn Academy of Music has put together spring poetry performances for high school youth. I had the pleasure to perform with We Got Issues! fam in 2009 in addition to being one of the BAM teaching artists that preps the youth for what they see onstage.
Woot woot! I'll be performing again this year, doing a piece at the top of the show with Mo Beasley, Mahogany L. Brown, Jive Poetic, and Samara Gaev. It will be a definite family reunion that I'm looking forward to. This is the first year BAM is opening up the show to the general public. Come this Fri., Mar. 9, and check out fly poetry, music, and dance at Poetry 2012: Grand Slam at BAM's Harvey Theater. Hosted by Baba Israel, tunes by DJ Reborn. Also performances by jessica Care moore, The Striver's Row, Mike McGee, Jamaal St. John, Ishmael Islam, Nene Ali, DJ Yako, Rokafella, and Kwikstep. Have a beautiful week, folks.