Academy Award nominee Ruby Dee and veteran dancer-choreographer Carmen DeLavallade will alternate in Post Black, a new short play by Regina Taylor, which will be staged as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s “The River Crosses Rivers” festival.
EST has aligned with Going to the River to offer the three-week festival of short plays by women of color. All nine short plays will be included in each performance of the run, which will be presented Sept. 14-Oct. 2 at EST.
The festival will showcase works by established playwrights including Taylor (Drowning Crow) and Pearl Cleage (Blues for An Alabama Sky), as well as new voices including France-Luce Benson, Christine Jean Chambers, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Philana Omorotionmwan, Desi Moreno-Penson, Bridgette Wimberly and Cori Thomas.
Dee (“A Raisin in the Sun,” “American Gangster”) and DeLavallade (House of Flowers, Come Sunday) will alternate evenings as “a 110 year old woman who encounters a group of young people in an airport and is forced to confront a ‘post black’ generation.” Taylor will also direct the play.
A Distinctive Style Magazine sat down with with Ms Grant, Ms DeLavallade and Ms Taylor at the Ensemble Theater for an amazing interview. Our October issue will have more about these amazing women ( to publish October 1, 2011)! Subscribe to ADS to receive updates and a link to the new edition, (Subscribe box to the right)