Jody Christopherson of New York Theatre Review (actress/writer/producer extraordinaire in her own right) interviewed me and the director of WATER, Gretchen Van Lente. Can read the interview below:
I could not have been more pleased with the opening of WATER last night. It was a beautiful evening. Actors Penny Middleton, Glenn Quentin George and Ashley Brockington, as well as drummer Andy Weintraub, gave gorgeous and touching performances. “Drink today, my little child, yesterday, tomorrow..” (Sigh…so pretty…) The kids and adults who came seemed to enjoy it and we raised nearly $100 from donations to give to Charity: Water. Also, I got pleasantly drunk when we went out for Ethiopian food after the show.
I’m over the moon with excitement about WATER opening this Wednesday. I hope the kids like it! I did a little interview for nytheatre.com if you want to give it a read.
Okay folks, I’m hustling like a true Jamaican these days, working hard to make sure that the projects that I’m involved with succeed. Here’s the latest.
Show goes up at Theater for the New City in November. For more information and to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, click here.
Drama of Works presents…
by Amina Henry (yours truly)
directed by Gretchen Van Lente
designed by Angelica Borrero
stage managed by Mary Capers
music by Andy Weintraub
Penny Middleton as Sela
Glenn Quentin as Bo
Ashley D. Brockington as the Goddess Tefnut/Nut
|The Old Stone House
– Brooklyn, NY
3rd street, between 4th and 5th avenues
Wednesday 8/14 – 7pm
Friday 8/16 – 7pm
Sunday 8/18 – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8/21 – 7pm
Friday 8/23 – 7pm
Sunday 8/25 – 5:30pm
performances are FREE to the public – donations will be collected for charity: water at the shows!
NOTE: audience sits on the ground and will be asked to get up and move about halfway through the show, show is about 45 minutes long
the show is for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 6 and up
|In this important and heartbreaking play about the water crisis in Ethiopia, Sela and Bo go on a perilous journey to the well far outside of their village. Join these friends on their journey through the hot African desert as they learn about friendship, strength and fairness. With puppets, storytelling, music and live action, WATER is an entertaining and educational show that audiences of all ages will enjoy.
WATER is meant to raise awareness about the water resource crisis and therefore, we will be collecting donations at the show. Please help us fundraise NOW to put up this important play!
Image by Skye Worthington-bunn
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Thank you to those who set Water on its journey! A site-specific showing of Water was first presented as part of Play the Space, a multidisciplinary performance series curated by Eryn Rosenthal in and around First Street Green Art Park (www.erynrosenthal.com/category/playthespace/)
A staged reading of AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER, an absurdist allegorical exploration of slavery in America. Here, Justine (Almeria Campbell), a complicit slave in a modern American household, is taught how to swim by the visiting handyman (Victor Cruz).