OU Alum Reginald Edmund is managing director of Black Lives, Black Words and there will be an event at Chicago Dramatists for them this October 16th at 7pm. They also are publishing an anthology with artists involved in this group! GO attend it if you’re in Chicago!! Congrats Reginald!
Press Release Below:
The event at Chicago Dramatists’ Tutterow Theatre celebrates a new anthology of audition speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern actors.
The Chicago Dramatists Theatre, Black Lives, Black Words International Project and Artistic Directors of the Future (ADF) are uniting to present Beyond the Canon, a showcase of monologues on October 16th, 2016 at 7pm with speeches taken from Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors.
Published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, this new anthology is edited by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, founder and managing director of ADF. The publication aims to provide inspiring contemporary audition and showcase material for actors of black, African American, South Asian and Middle Eastern heritage. The anthology is split into two books for men and women, and includes work from contemporary international writers such as Sudha Bhuchar, Dalia Taha, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour, Naomi Wallace, Reginald Edmund, Kristoffer Diaz, Caridad Svich, and Philip Ridley.
The directors taking part are Lavina Jadhwani, Toma Langston, Ana Velasquez, Rinska Carrasco, and Ashley Honore Robinson.
The showcase will take place in Chicago Dramatists’s Tutterow Theatre and will feature local diverse talent in performances directed by all People of Color. Celebrating these authors through the work of young talent and emerging directors, Beyond the Canon seeks to demonstrate how the texts can be embedded into the fabric of the industry, providing a range of powerful and diverse roles for new generations of actors to draw upon throughout their career.
DETAILS ON EVENT
Sun, October 16, 2016
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
1105 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
More about Reginald
Reginald Edmund, is a Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright and an Artistic Associate at Pegasus Theatre-Chicago and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, he was a 2010-2011 Many Voice Fellow with the Playwrights’ Center. His play Southbridge was runner up for the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks National Playwriting Awards, and most recently named winner of the 2010 Southern Playwrights’ Competition and the Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best New Play. His nine play series titled ‘The City of the Bayou Collection’, include The Ordained Smile of Sadie May Jenkins, The Last Cadillac, Daughters of the Moon, Southbridge, Juneteenth Street, The Redemption of Allah Black and others were developed at esteemed theaters including Ensemble Theatre of Houston, Playwright Center-Minneapolis, Pangea World Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Wordsmyth Theatre, Yaddo, Actors Theatre of Charlotte, and the MacDowell Colony. Reginald Edmund received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University and his MFA in Playwriting from Ohio University in ‘09. He is currently the Managing Curating Producer for Black Lives Black Words International Project.