Harlem Stage will present two evenings of new work by the next generation of choreographers, musicians and playwrights at its FUND FOR NEW WORK SHOWCASE, to be held June 27 and 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
For 19 years, Harlem Stage's Fund for New Work Showcase has provided grants for emerging artists of color. Many have gone on to become acclaimed and award winning artists.
Help us celebrate one of the most important aspects of our commissioning work at our first annual showcase featuring new works by Marjuan Canady, Maurice chestnut, Maija Garcia, Eric Lockley, Roberto Villanueva and Amma Whatt.
Dance, theater and music will be represented by these extraordinary young artists at the showcase. Each evening will conclude with a Q&A with the artists, offering the audience an opportunity to learn about their process and give feedback on the work.
Plus 100 percent of the ticket sales from each night will be awarded to one of our artists for the creation of new work! Audiences will select one performer each night, via survey, to receive the award.
The Harlem Stage Fund for New Work Program receives leadership support from The Jerome Foundation.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Coming Home – A Diasporic Love Story
By Amma Whatt
Coming Home- A Diasporic Love Story is a musical exploration of self-love and the love of others fusing the traditional sounds of the African continent and the more contemporary styles born through it's diaspora.
Pieces Of Me
By Roberto Villanueva
Roberto Villanueva will perform an excerpt consisting of two solos and a short commentary from his one-man show Pieces of Me: An Inside Look At A Dance Artist's Journey, providing a glimpse into his life as a dancer in NYC.
The Above Ground Project
By Maurice chestnut
The Above Ground Project is a performance art piece that seamlessly meshes the signature style of "playing tap" as a live instrument, with different genres and generations of music.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Ghosts of Manhattan
By Maija Garcia/Organic Magnetics
Ghosts of Manhattan is a live installation that traces New York City's cultural evolution over 500 years, from native land in 1512 to global metropolis in 2012. This walk-through theater experience animates an interactive history through music, dance, design and storytelling.
Girls! Girls? Girls.
By Marjuan Canady
Girls! Girls? Girls. is a satirical comedy that captures the voices and concerns of black women through 10 diverse characters. Using hip-hop theater and solo aesthetics, Canady explores how we have looked at black women in the past, in the present and in the funny yet frightening future.
Asking for More
By Eric Lockley
Through various characters, solo performer, Eric Lockley exposes the complex issue of health and diet in urban communities. A comedic and timely take on a boy's attempt to change his family one vegetable at a time, Asking for More stands to prove that maybe you really ARE what you eat.
Click HERE for tickets to the June 27 show. Follow this LINK for tickets to the June 28 show.
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse is located at 150 Convent Ave. (@ W. 135th Street), New York, NY.
Photo credit: Ed Marshal