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

The Animals opens at JACK, June 30!

“It’s easy being a teacher.”

Or is it? It’s a new year and the teachers at Peabody Elementary School struggle to do their jobs while balancing their personal lives . Amidst the insane world of public school, these teachers will rediscover what it really means to be a teacher – and a human.

Written by

moi

Directed by

Gretchen Van Lente

Stage Managed by

Lauren Graneto

Featuring

Melissa Diaz

Amelia Fowler

Richard McDonald

Isabelle Pierre

Leta Renée-Alan

Production Team

Angelica Borrero

Christopher Cancel

WHERE:

JACK

505 ½ Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY

(btwn Fulton St and Atlantic Ave; take C or G to Clinton-Washington)

WHEN:

Thurs, June 30 – Sat, July 2, 2016 @ 8 pm

Thurs, July 7 – Sat, July 9, 2016 @ 8 pm

FOR TICKETS $18

CLICK HERE

If you’d like to make a donation

towards production costs

CLICK HERE

Please join us in the teachers’ lounge!

Hello friends,

I’ve taken the plunge into self-producing and the water is fine…

I’m proud to share my play about teachers, The Animals, with you and hope that you can make it.

“It’s easy being a teacher.”

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Or is it? It’s a new year and the teachers at Peabody Elementary School struggle to do their jobs while balancing their personal lives . Amidst the insane world of public school, these teachers will rediscover what it really means to be a teacher – and a human.

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Written by

Amina Henry

Directed by

Gretchen Van Lente

Stage Managed by

Lauren Graneto

Featuring

Melissa Diaz

Amelia Fowler

Richard McDonald

Isabelle Pierre

Leta Renée-Alan

Production Team

Angelica Borrero

Christopher Cancel

WHERE:

JACK

505 ½ Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY

(btwn Fulton St and Atlantic Ave; take C or G to Clinton-Washington)

WHEN:

Thurs, June 30 – Sat, July 2, 2016 @ 8 pm

Thurs, July 7 – Sat, July 9, 2016 @ 8 pm

FOR TICKETS $18

CLICK HERE

If you’d like to make a donation

towards production costs

CLICK HERE

Please join us in the teachers’ lounge!

Burned reading @ The New Group

Hey folks,

I have a reading in the New Group/New Works Festival this month. Should be fun!

New Group/New Works Spring Festival 
Tuesday, May 17 – Friday, May 20 
The June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street)

All readings are FREE!

Reservations strongly recommended.
Email literary@thenewgroup.org 
When reserving tickets, please make sure to include your full name, number of seats (limit 4 per person) and which reading(s) you’d like to attend.