Upcoming Events: Sign Language and Swahili - A Staged Reading
Please join us for this limited engagement reading of Sign Language and Swahili, a play by Antonevia Ocho-Coultes, at the Performer's Career Center in Tribeca on August 18th and 19th. Tickets are limited! Go to eventbrite to secure your seat!
Date & Time: Aug 18 at 8 PM to Aug 19 at 7:30 PM
Sign Language and Swahili --- is a dramatic play where two lovers try to connect but their mismatched union is fraught with increasingly tangible obstacles. It is a thoughtful, provocative, alternatively comedic look at the difficulty involved in dating, being in love, hoarding and the twisted meaning of perspective.
Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.
The Grapevine Series
This series is born out of a need to provide a platform for the expression of and reaction to current events both locally and globally. It is a response to things heard through the proverbial grapevine.
Interested in becoming a contributor to the grapevine series? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday December 7th at 4pm, come ride shot gun into the past and into the many iterations of love. Through the Rear-view will ring in your December with warmth and nostalgia for that wholesome yet elusive stranger called love. The evening with Jazz and Classical inspirations dedicated to looking back and moving forward in truth. The honesty and the passion will move you beyond your seats and transport you to your favorite moments of love.
Featuring Guest Artists: Mercedes Lewis, Michael Moss, and Sharina Louise
Tickets can be purchased at out ticketing site: Brown Paper tickets.
Ti Jean and His Brothers: Thanks and Images
Thank you to everyone that made "Ti Jean and his brothers" a great success. Check out our feature in Voices of NY: Read article.
Our next event will be a writers retreat in August, details about this event are to come soon.
Pictures from "Ti Jean and his brothers":
Ti Jean and His Brothers:
image created by Vito Giancaspro
"Ti Jean and His Brothers", a timeless Derek Walcott play is a contemporary fairy tale with the fight between good vs. evil at the fore. It tackles the issues of power, wealth, knowledge for its own sake with such frivolity and depth that it transports you at once to another world, and yet grounds you in the realities of all times.
Cast and Crew:
Lee Baptiste - Gros Jean
Antonevia Ocho-Coultes - Mi Jean
Octavia Chavez-Richmond - Ti Jean
Glenn Provost - Devil, Old Man, Planter
Nanda Abella - Mother
Jaine Huenergard - Bolom
Alexander Scelso - Frog
Anel Carmona - Cricket
Leonie Bell - Bird
Alyssa Rapp - Firefly
Stephen M Hill - Goat, Werewolf
Vito Giancaspro - Creative Set Designer
Tim Dugan - Mask Consultant
Gillian Rougier - Sound Operator
MA's Playhouse - Costume Design
When: June 20 @ 6pm | June 21 @ 6pm | June 26 @ 7:30pm | June 27 @ 8:30pm
Where: Maroney Theater (180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY, 11201)
Tickets are $20 and are now available at Brown Paper Tickets.
Come Valentine with MA's Playhouse
Come Valentine with MA's Playhouse
Film fundraiser: Home Sweet Home is a Success
Thank you to all of those that supported MA's Playhouse by attending our first fundrasier. Please check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.
Also a special thanks to all of our sponsors for providing food, entertainment, and souvenirs for our guests.
The date has changed!
Upcoming Red Carpet Film fundraiser: Home Sweet Home
What do you miss about home? The food, the smells, the community... The film "Home Sweet Home" invites you take a journey with some Caribbean immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica, Puerto Rico, Barbados and Jamaica.
It explores the lives of those who have made the journey from the Caribbean to “foreign” shores and the challenges inherent in making such a journey.
MA's Playhouse invites you to come celebrate with us. Experience a buffet style dinner infused with Caribbean music all around. Have your photo taken by Image Ready on our red carpet! Meet and network with the community.
Then enjoy a short play entitled "Home" by Greg Anderson-Elysee. This play encapsulates the heart of the ambivalence of so many who have come to the US. Then gather for the feature presentation of the night "Home Sweet Home"Don't let this night pass you by! You a guaranteed a good time! Come help us preserve a legacy!
Due to temporary technical difficulties at the event space, we had to change the date of this event. MA's Playhouse apologizes for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you on January 11th.
This fundrasing event will occur:
January 11th, 2014 starting at 6pm
St. Francis College
180 Remsen street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Youth Folklore Workshop
MA’s Playhouse hosted a 1 Day Caribbean Folklore Workshop on the 4th of August at the Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn Public Library. The goal of the workshop was to teach kids the basics of drawing and writing while stimulating their creativity and reawakening their imagination through Caribbean folklore (for ages 8 -13 years old). For more info or to register your child for future workshops please email email@example.com.