2nd Annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN'S THEATER FESTIVAL Will Take Place in March

Dates: March 5-7
Times: March 5 and 6 – 7:30PM; March 7 – 11AM-10PM
Venue: MILTON G. BASSIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER at YORK COLLEGE, 94-45 Guy R.     Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica New York
Tickets: Purchase Here

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, we will be presenting a shorts program of films directed by Caribbean-American filmmakers, as part of the 2nd Hear Her Call Caribbean-American Women’s Theater Festival, Thursday, March 5 – Saturday, March 7, 2020.

The Festival is produced by Magaly Colimon-Christopher of Conch Shell Productions – in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College, and will be a celebration of the diverse viewpoints of Caribbean American female playwrights and filmmakers.


Featured Playwrights and Plays

Ingrid Griffith
Writer/Solo Performer
UNBOSSED & UNBOWED
(Solo Performance Program)

About UNBOSSED & UNBOWED:
Trailblazer. A woman before her time. This solo performance explores the life of Shirley Chisholm, a black woman of Caribbean heritage who fought the political machine and ran for President of the U.S. in 1972.

Key themes: Equal Rights, Caribbean-American experiences, racism, Brooklyn &  national politics.

About Ingrid:
Ingrid  has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. She has written articles on popular culture for major magazines and an internationally successful solo show, Demerara Gold, about a Caribbean girl’s immigrant experience. Unbossed & Unbowed is her second solo show. Ingrid’s heritage: Guyanese-American.

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Amina Henry
Writer of DUCKLINGS
(Reading Salon Program)

About DUCKLINGS
Four plucky finalists travel to Pittsburgh to compete in a dancehall queen competition; at stake, the American Dream.

Key themes: American Dream, sexuality, gender, women’s empowerment

About Amina: Amina’s recent productions include The Animals, Ducklings, Hunter John and Jane and The Johnsons at JACK, Bully (SUNY Purchase, Clubbed Thumb WinterWorks, and elsewhere), The Great Novel (New Light Theater) and Troy (HERO Theatre).  Amina’s heritage: Jamaican-American.

Other featured playwrights include: Wendy Arimah (Trinidad), Nancy Mendez-Booth (Puerto Rico), Myra M. McPhee (Bahamas), and Magaly Colimon-Christopher (Haiti).

In addition, the festival will feature a program of short films curated by the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA).  The films are Cross My Heart, by Sontenish Myers (Jamaica), Fucked Like A Star by Stefani Saintonge (Haiti), Ori Inu: In Search of Self by Chelsea and Emann Odufu (Guyana-Nigeria), and Veronica by Tanya Perez (Puerto Rico).


ABOUT CONCH SHELL PRODUCTIONS
Established in 2018, the mission of Conch Shell Productions is to develop and produce new works by playwrights and screenwriters of Caribbean heritage living in America that inspire social change.

ABOUT MILTON G. BASSIN PAC
The MGBPAC hosts a multi-cultural arts series featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists. It is our mission to bring exceptional, affordable events to the Jamaica Queens community to deepen the cultural profile. Here at the MGBPAC our vision is to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate and empower the audience to have open minds and hearts through the arts.

ABOUT CARIBBEAN FILM ACADEMY
Established in 2012, CaFA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFA’s work is focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film from the unique perspective of the Caribbean.