Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jewelle Gomez set to bring new play to NYC

Jewelle Gomez (Photo by Diane Saben)

The Robert Chesley/Jane Chambers Playwrights Project of TOSOS
will present

A staged reading of Waiting for Giovanni


Written by Jewelle Gomez 
(writer, activist, and author of the double LAMBDA Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories)

Directed by Mark Finley

Saturday, January 28, 7pm
Waiting for Giovanni is Jewelle Gomez's imaginative, funny, and moving dream play about author James Baldwin, as he grapples with emotional and professional obstacles to completing his landmark 1956 novel, Giovanni's Room. The cast includes K. Todd Freeman (Song of Jacob Zulu, The Brother/Sister Plays) as James Baldwin, and Desiree Burch (52 Man Pickup, Tarbaby) as Lorraine Hansberry. The play was originally staged at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater Center (Ed Decker, Artistic Director).
Ripley-Grier Studios
Studio 16T
520 Eighth Avenue, (between 36th and 37th Streets)
(directions)

Free and open to the public. No reservations required.

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