Ducklings is coming, May 25, at JACK!

Rehearsals are underway for DUCKLINGS which opens at JACK on May 25, 2017.

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Katchana Agama (Bunny), Victoria Wallace (Rihanna T), Khalia Davis (Rihanna P), Cristina Pitter (Donna). Photo taken by Amina Henry

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1st read-through! (from left to right) Katchana Agama, Khalia Davis, Victoria Wallace,      Cole Taylor, Cristina Pitter, Quilan Arnold

Written by Amina Henry (moi)

Directed by Christopher Burris

Choreography by Joya Powell

Stage Management by Kendra Lee

Design Team

Set Design Christina Tang

Lighting Design Jason Fok

Sound Design Andy Evan Cohen

Costume Design Sabrina Bianca Guillaume

FEATURING

Katchana Agama

Quilan Arnold

Khalia Davis*

Cristina Pitter

Cole Taylor

Victoria Wallace

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

at JACK

505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY

(btwn Fulton St & Atlantic Ave, take C or G to Clinton-Washington)

Thurs – Sat, May 25 – June 10, 2017 @ 8 pm

Tickets: $18

jackny.org

Necessary Exposure Exhibit at Dixon Place

I’m delighted to accompany many other female playwrights in an exhibit curated by Jody Christopherson at Dixon Place. Check it out if you’re in downtown NYC!

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This shot was taken in the 14th Street Union Square subway station by Jody Christopherson.

Martha Goode recorded an excerpt from my play The Animals for Itunes sound installation that accompanies the portraits here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/necessary-exposure-female/id1014603301?mt=2

 

http://dixonplace.org/performances/necessary-exposure-the-female-playwright-project-2/

National Winter Playwrights Retreat

I just got back from a lovely several days in Creede, Colorado at the 2017 National Winter Playwrights Retreat, hosted by Creede Repertory Theatre. it was my first writer retreat and now I want to go on them all the time, every month, every week! For several days I was allowed to do what I rarely give myself the time to do – rejuvenate. Surrounded by snow and silence, I was able to simply “collect my thoughts” which resulted in tentative pages for a novel, revisions on the first draft of my play RED REFRIGERATOR and exploratory pages for my new play COLUMBUS STREET. It’s actually crucial for an artist to be able to collect thoughts. I was also able to see and comment several readings by other playwrights, bond with fellow artists, drink beer in a bar that doubles as a laundromat, do yoga while watching CNN and MSNBC online, go to the Mining Museum, go on a tour of Creede Repertory Theatre, and go on a local tour of the mountains. It was all quite lovely and I’m super grateful. Now – back to work. So much work to do.

 

To learn more about the retreat, click here:

http://www.hbmgfoundation.org/foundation/writers-retreats.aspx

DUCKLINGS at JACK in 2017

I’m both delighted and frightened to admit that I’m going to attempt to produce another play. My play DUCKLINGS about a dancehall queen competition (but really about the American Dream, class, gender, and sexuality) has production dates at JACK, the lovely venue that hosted THE ANIMALS. We go up in 2017, the last week of May and we’ve got 9 performances. Boom. Eek. Wow. Quack? I guess I’ve got to start getting my team together and raising some money… speaking of which, if anyone would like to donate to Table Theater, my little company, by all means. All donations are going towards the production…

https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=11818

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Amina Henry’s The Animals, at JACK — li88y inc.

We all have jobs. I’ve considered many different lines of employment. I’ve thought here and there about going into teaching, but a friend of mine, a writer like me, went into teaching, and he said that basically a teacher’s brain is not their own. The whole of a teacher’s day is spent engaging with children’s […]

via Amina Henry’s The Animals, at JACK — li88y inc.

The Animals in a time of crazy

It feels small – trite even – to talk about a little play I produced in Brooklyn that is garnering modest success, in the wake of the most recent shootings in this country. So much fear and ignorance and hate. 😔 But I’m an artist, and my work is to make art. My work is to bring people together as forces work to rip us all apart. I take my work very seriously and everything I do is in service of making the world a better, more loving, place. Xoxo