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Jamaica, Jamaica: Interview with actors and dancers at the New Freedom Theatre

Cast members share their responses to this exuberant musical:

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JAMAICA (New Freedom): A great big musical full of vibrant colors, delectable lyrics, high spirits, and island vibes

New Freedom Theatre in North Philadelphia is dedicated to presenting productions that illuminate the multifaceted African American experience. Their current production, JAMAICA, is based on a musical that opened on…

​Dwayne Thomas as Iago and LaNeshe Miller-White as his wife Emilia. Photo by Tieshka Smith.

An ALL-Black OTHELLO: Director Ozzie Jones talks about his “gloriously liberating” casting for Theatre in the X, part 2

In part two of our interview with Ozzie Jones, the director talks about his decision to cast an ALL-black OTHELLO.

​Dwayne Thomas as Iago laughs at the carnage he has caused. Photo by Tieshka Smith.

Bringing OTHELLO to the Hood: Interview with director Ozzie Jones, part 1

Henrik Eger speaks to director Ozzie Jones about Theatre in the X and presenting Shakespeare in an area some call “the hood”.

Two best friends who are also secret lovers (Carlo Campbell and Walter DeShields) with one of the women in their lives looking on (Alicia D. Smith).  Photo by Stephen Hudgins.

VI DEGREES (GoKash): Comrades in erotic arms

VI DEGREES by Kash Goins opens with a playfully sexual banter between an affianced couple: Solomon (Carlo Campbell), a classic tall, dark, and handsome schoolteacher lounging at home in his…

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Presidential Theater: New City Stage Company concludes its season with THE WEST WING FESTIVAL

New City Stage Company concludes its season-long look at at the American political summit with THE WEST WING FESTIVAL, a series of (FREE!) staged readings at the Adrienne Theater Skybox.