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Welcome to the The Billie Holiday Theatre's 2011-2012 Season
Portrait of Marjorie Moon

Marjorie Moon
Producer and Executive Director

Featuring the Work of Playwright Jackie Alexander

Welcome to The Billie Holiday Theatre's 40th Season.

We have several exciting events planned; please revisit our site soon for more information about new productions. To receive email updates, sign-up at our mailing list.

We so appreciate your continued support.

Sincerely,
Marjorie A. Moon, Executive Director

40th Anniversary 2012

1972-2012

The Billie Holiday Theatre's 2010-2012 Season
Marjorie Moon, Producer
First Show of SeasonSamm-Art Williams

Samm-Art Williams

Tony Nominated Author of Home

"Entertaining and hilarious!"
— Amsterdam News

"The play is a delight to behold and one you will want to share with family members."
— Our Times Press

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The Waiting Room

October 20 to December 18, 2011
Written by Tony Nominated Playwright
Samm-Art Williams

Directed by Jackie Alexander

The story unfolds with people in a waiting room. They are visiting a hospitalized loved one whose life hangs in the balance. They feel pressure to “get right with the Lord,” to resolve unfinished family business and confess long-buried secrets.

A DRAMATIC COMEDY

Second Show of SeasonJohn Shévin Foster

John Shévin Foster

Author of Plenty of Time
and Losing the Light

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Plenty of Time

February 25 - March 25, 2012
Written by John Shévin Foster

Directed by Jackie Alexander

What happens when a spoiled black Southern debutante and an angry Black Panther fall in love? The love story of a lifetime.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS PRODUCTION

"Engaging and charming. Everything about this production flows."
Amsterdam News, 2003

"Outstanding writing, directing, & acting."
OOBR, 2003

Third Show of SeasonJoyce Sylvester

Joyce Sylvester

AUDELCO award winning
author of Women in the Pit,
Freeda Peoples and
A Freeman's Hope

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FOR A FREEMAN'S HOPE
First August Wilson Playwright's AUDELCO Award in 2005

FOR FREEDA PEOPLES

"It is said that good theater often reflects life. If that is true, then anyone who wants to see an honest and often hilarious view of the real behind-the-scenes life at a Black church in Harlem should head to the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn to see Freeda Peoples."
—Linda Armstrong, Amsterdam News

The 2004 AUDELCO Award Winner
Joyce Sylvester for Director, Dramatic Production
"Outstanding writing, directing, & acting."
OOBR, 2003

"Billie Holiday Theatre has a winner with Women in the Pit"
—Linda Armstrong, Amsterdam News

Women in the Pit

April 26 - July 1, 2012

BY POPULAR DEMAND
Special Return Engagement
July 19 - August 26, 2012

Written and Directed by Joyce Sylvester

After several unsuccessful attempts, two deacons and two elders charged with the selection of a new pastor are at odds with one another when it appears that the most qualified candidate is a woman! This drama addresses the age-old controversial issue of women being silent in the church and will take you on a journey full of twists and turns.

FOR TEENS AND UP

Sponsors

The 2010–2011 season is supported, in part, by public funds from NewYork State Council on the Arts and NewYork City Department of Cultural Affairs; NYC Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, James Van Bramer, Chair; also supported by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc. is a proud member of the Coalition of Theatres of Color (CTC).


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The Billie Holiday Theatre | (718) 636-0918 | (718 ) 636-0919 |
Theatre Address | Restoration Plaza | 1368 Fulton Street | Brooklyn, NY 11216
Mailing Address | PO Box 470131 | Brooklyn, NY 11247-0131

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