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Marjorie Moon
Producer and Executive Director

Featuring the Work of Playwright Jackie Alexander

Welcome to The Billie Holiday Theatre's 42nd Season, Generations United.

The Billie Holiday Theatre’s Executive Director Marjorie Moon kicked off the 2013-2014 season by appointing director, actor, playwright, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Theatre’s Artistic Director. Executive Director Marjorie Moon is thrilled to have Alexander on board, stating: "Jackie Alexander is a brilliant, multi-talented artist with a conscience. He is committed to the use of his gifts as a detailed, colorful, master storyteller that engages and galvanizes our audiences to greater awareness, potential debate, and resolution of the social and political issues facing the African/Caribbean-American community. As importantly, Jackie loves the theatre, especially The Billie Holiday Theatre as much as I do."

As Artistic Director, Alexander will focus on selecting plays for The Billie Holiday’s mainstage and New Voices Play Reading Series that feature innovative work by up-and-coming playwrights of the African Diaspora, cultivating an artistic environment that is entertaining, fresh, relevant, and cutting edge. Alexander will also look to widen the Theatre’s audience base, while staying true to the Theatre’s core and exceedingly loyal following, by choosing plays with a cross-generational appeal. He notes, “There’s always debate as to how others define Black Theatre, but I’ve noticed a disconnect between the older and younger generation within the community as to how we are represented. I believe we must find common ground in telling and appreciating our stories; hence the theme of this year’s season, Generations United.”

The Billie Holiday Theatre’s 2013-14 Season, Generations United, includes world premieres by three dynamic playwrights — Fati’s Last Dance by France-Luce Benson, Maid’s Door by Cheryl L. Davis, and The Seeds of Abraham by Angelica Chéri.

We are excited about the major productions for our 2013-2014 Season. For more about download our 42nd season press release.

We have several exciting events planned, so to receive email updates, please join our mailing list.

We so appreciate your continued support.

Sincerely,
Marjorie A. Moon, Executive Director

France-Luce Benson

Photo credit: Arthur Cohen

Jackie Alexander
Artistic Director

Award-Winning Author of
The High Priestess of Dark Alley

The Billie Holiday Theatre's 2013-2014 Season

Marjorie Moon, Producer

First Show of Season

France-Luce Benson

France-Luce Benson
Author of Fati's Last Dance

Fati's Last Dance invitation

Fati's Last Dance

October 19 - December 15, 2013

Written by France-Luce Benson
Directed by Jackie Alexander

WORLD PREMIERE

Featuring:
Tanya Everett • Marcelle Gover
Ruffin Prentiss • Ashley Rios

Can an aging ballet diva, a princely breakdancer, a reality show reject, and a Brazilian guru move a sleeping beauty off the couch and into the spotlight? Fati's Last Dance is an off-beat comedy that tells the story of a young Haitian woman's journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, and her family's gracefully awkward steps toward overcoming grief.

FATI'S LAST DANCE IS AN OFF-BEAT COMEDY FOR TEENS AND UP

Meet the Cast of Fati's Last Dance

Tanya Everett

Tanya Everett

Marcelle Gover

Marcelle Gover

Ruffin Prentiss

Ruffin Prentiss

Ashley Rios
Ashley Rios
Second Show of Season

Cheryl L. Davis

Cheryl L. Davis

Author of
Maid's Door

Fati's Last Dance invitation

Maid's Door

February 27 - March 30, 2014

Written by Cheryl L. Davis
Directed by Jackie Alexander

WORLD PREMIERE

Featuring:
Joan T. Anderson • Nicola d'Alessandro
Nate James • Melissa Joyner • Scottie Mills
Kimberlee Monroe

A family is pushed to the breaking point as they struggle to save their beloved matriarch from being robbed of a glorious present by ghosts from her past.

MAID'S DOOR IS AN INTENSE FAMILY DRAMA YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

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Meet the Cast of Maid's Door

Joan T. Anderson Nicola d'Alessandro Nate James

Melissa Joyner
Melissa Joyner

Scottie Mills

Kimberlee Monroe
Kimberlee Monroe

Joan T. Anderson Nicola d'Alessandro Nate James Scottie Mills
   
Third Show of SeasonA.G. White

A. G. White
Producer and Host

Brooklyn's All Female Comedy Event

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Brooklyn's All Female Comedy Event

Featuring:
Del Harrison • Jillian Cohen • Mugga • B-Phlat

Produced and Hosted by
A.G. White and Brooklyn Mike Troy

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Wednesday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
All Tickets $20

Welcome to "my" Bed-Stuy! Who runs the world?

BROOKLYN'S ALL FEMALE COMEDY EVENT INCLUDES ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS

Mike Troy

Brooklyn Mike Troy
Producer and Host

Meet the Performers of Brooklyn's All Female Comedy Event

Del Harrison Jillian Cohen Mugga

B-Phlat

Del Harrison Jillian Cohen Mugga B-Phlat
   
Third Show of Season

Angelica Chéri

Angelica Chéri

Author of
The Seeds of Abraham

Seeds of Abraham invitation

The Seeds of Abraham

April 26 - June 29, 2014

Written by Angelica Chéri
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas

WORLD PREMIERE

Featuring:

Keldrick Crowder • Bianca Jones • Ty King
Simone Leanora • Donnell E. Smith • Alex Ubokudom

The backyard of 798 Ruby Place is both a fortress and a battlefield for the Seed family. Will newfound romance get the best of the beloved matriarch, or will a prophecy left by her late husband be enough to save her little birds from harm? Only the apple tree knows.

THE SEEDS OF ABRAHAM IS A RIVETING FAMILY DRAMA FOR TEENS AND UP

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Meet the Cast of The Seeds of Abraham

Keldrick Crowder

Bianca Jones
Bianca Jones

Ty King Simone Leanora Donnell E. Smith Alex Ubokudom
Keldrick Crowder Ty King Simone Leanora Donnell E. Smith Alex Ubokudom
Third Show of SeasonA.G. White

A. G. White
Producer and Host

Mike Troy

Brooklyn Mike Troy
Producer and Host

Pre-Mother's Day Comedy Event


A.G. WHITE ENTERTAINMENT
AND MIKE TROY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT
Pre-Mother's Day Comedy Event

Featuring:
Barbara Carlyle • Rayzor • Stephanie McRae

Produced and Hosted by
A.G. White and Brooklyn Mike Troy

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Wednesday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
All Tickets $20

Welcome to "my" Bed-Stuy! Who runs the world? I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA! Come out. Come laugh. Come enjoy.

PRE-MOTHER'S DAY COMEDY EVENT INCLUDES ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS

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CALL THE PRODUCERS
718-791-2469 • 347-248-9341

Meet the Performers of the Pre-Mother's Day Comedy Event

Barbara Carlyle Rayzor Stephanie McRae
Barbara Carlyle Rayzor Stephanie McRae

Sponsors

The 2013–2014 Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; NYC Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, James Van Bramer, Chair; City Council­­man, Al Vann; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Assemblywoman, Annette Robinson; 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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