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Keline AdamsJackie AlexanderLorey HayesKesi Foster

A Keline Adams Photo Album
Keline Adams

Playwright Keline Adams

Finding Home from 2012-2013 Season

Photo credit: Helen L. Collen

1. Brittany Erin and Sidiki Fofana in Finding Home
 

1. Brittany Erin and Sidiki Fofana

2. Suzanne Darrell and Suzette Azariah Gunn in Finding Home
 

2. Suzanne Darrell and Suzette Azariah Gunn

Finding Home

"The play is well written, superbly casted and finely executed. Like a good book that succeeds in making you forget you’re in the act of reading, the play grows into a conversation you begin to have with yourself that feels entirely familiar.”

—C. Zawadi Morris
Bed-Stuy Patch

A Jackie Alexander Photo Album

Playwright Jackie Alexander
Photo credit: Alex Berg

The Playwright and Director

The playwright says he owes his career to two people, Billie Holiday Theatre producer Moon, and the late musician and composer Weldon Irvine. “I’m only a playwright because of Marjorie Moon,” says Alexander. The more than half-dozen plays he has had produced at the Theatre, he says, has helped him find his voice. He also performed on two recordings produced by Irvine.

Alexander started as an actor, but one who was dissatisfied with the roles he was asked to play. “I started complaining about my work as an actor,” to Irvine, he says, and the veteran musician brought him up short. “He asked what was I doing to make it better.” From that spark, and the support of The Billie Holiday Theatre, came Alexander’s career as a writer.

Geoffrey Jacques
Author of A
Change in the Weather

"The Legend of Buster Neal"

""The Legend of Buster Neal" rises as one of the most valiant and relevant dramatic discourses in Black Theatre today." — Bedstuypatch.com

"Entire cast does a phenomenal job…a piece of theatre that you need to experience."
— Amsterdam News

"Pointed dialogue and stirring performances."
— Back Stage

"Strong life lessons…a must-see."
— Our Times Press

Selected for the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival

The Obeah Symphony from 2012-2013 Season
Photo credit: Helen L. Collen
1. B. Douglas Jones and Patrick J. Mitchell in The Obeah Symphony 2. B. Douglas Jones, Marcelle Gover, and Ito Aghayere in The Obeah Symphony 3. Ito Aghayere and B. Douglas Jones in The Obeah Symphony 4. Patrick J. Mitchell, B. Douglas Jones, and Marcelle Gover in The Obeah Symphony

1. B. Douglas Jones and Patrick J. Mitchell

2. B. Douglas Jones, Marcelle Gover, and Ito Aghayere

3. Ito Aghayere and B. Douglas Jones

4. Patrick J. Mitchell, B. Douglas Jones, and Marcelle Gover

The Legend of Buster Neat from 2010-2011 Season
Photo credit: Images by Tanja
1. Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal 2. Dennis Johnson and Stephen Hill in The Legend of Buster Neal
 

2. Dennis Johnson and Stephen Hill

3. Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal 4. Dennis Johnson and Charles Anthony Burke in The Legend of Buster Neal
1. Nathan Purdee 3. Nathan Purdee 4. Dennis Johnson and Charles Anthony Burke
5. Nathan Purdee, Stephen Hill, Dennis Johnson and Patrick J. Mitchell in The Legend of Buster Neal
 

5. Nathan Purdee, Stephen Hill, Dennis Johnson and Patrick J. Mitchell

6. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal

 

6. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee

7. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal 8. Dennis Johnson and Sidiki Fofana in The Legend of Buster Neal
7. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee 8. Dennis Johnson and Sidiki Fofana
9. Stephen Hill and Dennis Johnson in The Legend of Buster Neal 10. Charles Anthony Burke, Sidiki Fofana, Dennis Johnson, Stephen Hill, Patrick J. Mitchell, and Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal 11, Dennis Johnson, Charles Anthony Burke and Sidiki Fofana in The Legend of Buster Neal 12. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal
9. Stephen Hill and Dennis Johnson 10. Charles Anthony Burke, Sidiki Fofana, Dennis Johnson, Stephen Hill, Patrick J. Mitchell, and Nathan Purdee 11, Dennis Johnson, Charles Anthony Burke and Sidiki Fofana 12. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee
13. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal 14. Dennis Johnson, Charles Anthony Burke and Sidiki Fofana in The Legend of Buster Neal 15. Patrick J. Mitchell and Dennis Johnson in The Legend of Buster Neal 16, Stephen Hill and Nathan Purdee in The Legend of Buster Neal
13. Dennis Johnson and Nathan Purdee 14. Dennis Johnson, Charles Anthony Burke and Sidiki Fofana 15. Patrick J. Mitchell and Dennis Johnson 16, Stephen Hill and Nathan Purdee
17. Nathan Purdee and Patrick J. Mitchell in The Legend of Buster Neal 18. Stephen Hill and Dennis Johnson in The Legend of Buster Neal 19. Patrick J. Mitchell in The Legend of Buster Neal
17. Nathan Purdee and Patrick J. Mitchell 18. Stephen Hill and Dennis Johnson 19. Patrick J. Mitchell

The High Priestess of Dark Alley

"Wonderful...an intricate piece of work that touches on our sensibilities with humor, and a genuine philosophical perspective."
—Legendary Actress, Ruby Dee

Selected for the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival

The High Priestess of Dark Alley from 2008-2009
Photo credit: Edouard H.R. Gluck
1. Michael Chenevert and Zeb Hollins III in The High Priestess of Dark Alley
 

1. Michael Chenevert and Zeb Hollins III

2. Mari White, Marcelle Gover and Aura Vencei n The High Priestess of Dark Alley
 

2. Mari White, Marcelle Gover and Aura Vence

3. Mari White and Marcelle Gover in The High Priestess of Dark Alley 4. Mari White and Nicoye Banks in The High Priestess of Dark Alley
 

4. Mari White and Nicoye Banks

3. Mari White and Marcelle Gover
5. Nicoye Banks in The High Priestess of Dark Alley 6. Aura Vence in The High Priestess of Dark Alley 7. Zeb Hollins III, Mari White and Aura Vence in The High Priestess of Dark Alley
 

7. Zeb Hollins III, Mari White and Aura Vence

8. Mari White and Aura Venice in The High Priestess of Dark Alley
 

8. Mari White and Aura Vence

5. Nicoye Banks 6. Aura Vence

Birthright

"Alexander's dialogue is rhythmic and often lyrical, his characters rounded...a fine play, with some echoes of August Wilson."
—Gwen Orel, Back Stage

"Exceptional writing...Alexander manages to weave his characters together in a way that will simply astound you."
—Linda Armstrong, Amsterdam News

Birthright from 2007-2008 Season
Photo credit: Leroy Henderson
1. Victor Dickerson and Stephen Hill in Birthright
 

1. Victor Dickerson and Stephen Hill

2. Nedra McClyde and Suzette Azariah Gunn in Birthright 3. Jaime Lincoln Smith and Stephen Hill in Birthright
 

3. Jaime Lincoln Smith and Stephen Hill

4. Suzette Azariah Gunn and Susan Spain  in Birthright
2. Nedra McClyde and Suzette Azariah Gunn 4. Suzette Azariah Gunn and Nedra McClyde
5. Stephen Hill and Susan Spain in Birthright
 

5. Stephen Hill and Susan Spain

6. Susan Spain and Victor Dickerson in Birthright 7. Nedra McClyde, Stephen Hill and Suzette Azariah Gunn in Birthright
 

7. Nedra McClyde, Stephen Hill and Suzette Azariah Gunn

8. Nedra McClyde and Victor Dickerson in Birthright
 

8. Nedra McClyde and Victor Dickerson

6. Susan Spain and Victor Dickerson

9. Victor Dickerson in Birthright

9. Victor Dickerson

The Desire

"Enthralling to watch...funny, at times surprising, and definitely thought-provoking ...'The Desire' is delightful."
—Linda Armstrong, Amsterdam News

"As playwright, Jackie Alexander is a keen observer of how the aftermath of hurricane Katrina affects two long time friends in his brilliant play, The Desire; Mr. Alexander further enlightens us with excellent direction."
—Woodie King, Jr.
Obie and Audelco Award-Winning Artistic Director, New Federal Theatre

The Desire from 2006-2007 Season
Photo credit: Leroy Henderson
1. Kellie E. McCants, Heidi Kristoffer, Anthony Sandkamp, Shane Taylor and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
 

1. Kellie E. McCants, Heidi Kristoffer, Anthony Sandkamp, Shane Taylor and Wendell B. Franklin

2. Kellie E. McCants, Shane Taylor and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
 

2. Kellie E. McCants, Shane Taylor and Wendell B. Franklin

3. Kerri Miller and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
 

3. Kerri Miller and Wendell B. Franklin

4. Wendell B. Franklin and Shane Taylor in The Desire
 

4. Wendell B. Franklin and Shane Taylor

5. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire 6. Wendell B. Franklin and Shane Taylor in The Desire 7. Shane Taylor in The Desire 8. Shane Taylor and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
 

8. Shane Taylor and Wendell B. Franklin

5. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin 6. Wendell B. Franklin and Shane Taylor 7. Shane Taylor
9. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
 

9. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin

9. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire 11. Heidi Kristoffer, Shane Taylor and Anthony Sandkamp in The Desire
 

11. Heidi Kristoffer, Shane Taylor and Anthony Sandkamp

12. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
 

12. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin

10. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin
13. Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire 14. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin in The Desire
13. Wendell B. Franklin 14. Kellie E. McCants and Wendell B. Franklin

A Lorey Hayes Photo Album

Playwright Lorey Hayes

Power Play

On the eve of the election that would make him the first Black governor of California, our candidate is confronted with a situation that places him on a psychological and spiritual battleground. Will he forfeit the election or risk a life, his marriage and his very soul? Award winning playwright Lorey Hayes presented a compelling, chilling dramatic comedy.

Power Play from 2004-2005 Season
Photo credit: Leroy Henderson
1. J. Preston, Dianne Kirksey , Lia Chang, E. L. Janie and Peggy Alston in Power Play
 

1. J. Preston, Dianne Kirksey , Lia Chang, E. L. Janie and Peggy Alston.

2. Lia Chang, J. Preston and E. L. Janie in Power Play
 

2. Lia Chang, J. Preston and E. L. Janie

3. Lia Chang, E. L. Janie and Dianne Kirksey in Power Play
 

3. Lia Chang, E. L. Janie and Dianne Kirksey

4. J. Preston, Dianne Kirksey , Lia Chang, E. L. Janie and Peggy Alston in Power Play
 

4 J. Preston, Dianne Kirksey , Lia Chang, E. L. Janie and Peggy Alston.

5. Lia Chang and J. Preston in Power Play
 

5. Lia Chang and J. Preston

6. Lia Chang and J. Preston in Power Play
 

5. Lia Chang and J. Preston

7. Lia Chang, E. L. Janie, J. Preston and Peggy Alston in Power Play
 

7. Lia Chang, E. L. Janie, J. Preston and Peggy Alston

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