NEW FEDERAL THEATRE WILL LIVE STREAM
"TUESDAYS IN JUNE 2020: RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS & PLAY READINGS"

NEW YORK, May 19 -- From June 2 to 30, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present "Tuesdays in June 2020: Rapping with the Artists & Play Readings," a program of seven live-streamed discussions and play reading events featuring distinguished artists who have done formative and influential work at New Federal Theater.

June 2 at 3:00 PM:
RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS
S. Epatha Merkerson, Barbara Montgomery and Ruben Santiago Hudson discuss their artistic journeys.

June 9 at 3:00 PM:
RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS
J. Alphonse Nicholson and Howard Craft discuss the theatrical realization of the play, "Freight: the Five Incarnations of Abel Green."

June 16 at 3:00 PM:
RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS
Director Petronia Paley and playwright Larry Muhammad on the birth of the production, "Looking for Leroy."

June 16 at 7:00 PM:
PLAY READING
"Looking for Leroy" featuring AUDELCO Award winning actors Tyler Fauntleroy and Kim Sullivan, directed by Petronia Paley

June 23 at 3:00 PM:
RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS
Playwright Bill Harris and actors Denise Burse-Fernandez and Guy Davis discuss their collaboration.

June 30 at 3:00 PM:
RAPPING WITH THE ARTISTS
André DeShields and Chuck Smith rap about creating theater centered around historical figures.

June 30 at 7:00 PM:
PLAY READING
Trevor Rhone’s "Two Can Play," featuring Ron Bobb-Semple and Joyce Sylvester, directed by Clinton Turner Davis.

HOW TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS:
To get the Zoom link, please register before each program by sending an email to: nftvirtualprograms@gmail.com.

KUDOS FOR WOODIE KING, JR.
On May 19, the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards were announced in a virtual presentation hosted by Charles Busch and Julie Halston. Woodie King, Jr., Founding Director of New Federal Theatre and Off-Broadway producer and director, was honored in the category "Legends of Off Broadway," recognizing sustained achievement in Off Broadway theater.


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