In the early 1900s, many Black playwrights wrote works about lynching -- usually family-centered dramas focused on the tensions leading up to a lynching, or the effect on the family after a lynching. Given the renewed, legalized violence on black and brown bodies, JACK, in collaboration with Colloquy Collective, will present readings of five of these plays throughout the spring, with professional actors. Each reading will be followed by a discussion. In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, how do these stories still resonate with you?
All upcoming events will be listed below in detail. Thanks for reading!
Three Thousand Seizures tackles what it means to live with Epilepsy through the lenses of a modern-day advertising executive, Petra Milonakis, and the Byzantine emperor Michael IV. Each have been haunted throughout their lives by the play's chorus--the Seizures--who harry Michael to his grave and Petra to the operating room. How much of themselves will Petra and Michael lose to their affliction? Who will they be without it?
Three Thousand Seizures has been developed with extensive research into the nature of Epilepsy, historical attitudes towards it, and most importantly first-hand accounts and feedback provided by the patients, caregivers, and medical practitioners of NYU's Langone Epilepsy Center and beyond. Our hope is to use this piece to remove stigmas and raise awareness about Epilepsy, while frankly representing the challenges and successes of living with the condition.
This ensemble play is about the rise and fall of an American family during the roller coaster of a very tense twelve-year period in American History. It is a story about the Long Island based Sullivan clan and its extensions. It is also about how they screw with each other and how, in turn, the world screws with them. In this piece, we experience their Christmas party in 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2009.
Building on the success of our first 10-minute play festival this past June, the Nu∙10 returns this fall to host a spine-chilling, hair-raising, bloodcurdling short play festival for performances on October 30 and 31!
Audiences will be invited to vote on the selections at each performance with 1st and 2nd place winners announced after the last performance.
October 30 at 7pm and 10:30pm
October 31 at 7pm and 10:30pm