PROGRAM: Uncommon Voices, February 4

En Garde Arts 
Uncommon Voices
Presents

Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn

Moments in history you’d like to see corrected.

Tonya Pinkins

Curated and directed by Tonya Pinkins
February 4th, 7:30 pm
The Commons Café


Playwrights

Glory Kadigan
Tonya Pinkins
Kristine M. Reyes
Carmen Rivera
Lucy Thurber

Actors

Mary Archbold
Nemuna Ceesay
Ako
Paulina de la Parra
Akiko Hiroshima

Tonya Pinkins
Jane Summerhays

Singer/songwriters

Julie Brown
Angela Sclafani

Ako
Mary Archbold
Julie Brown
Nemuna Ceesay
Paulina de la Parra
Akiko Hiroshima
Angela Sclafani
Jane Summerhays

Curator & Director

Tonya Pinkins is a Chicago born Manhattan-based Artivest. She has worked as an actor with collaborators such as Tony Kushner, George C. Wolfe, Harold Prince, Steven Sondheim, Graciela Daniele, Arthur Miller, Arthur Laurents, Kenny Leon, Michael John LaChuisa, August Wilson, Lloyd Richards, Dan Sullivan and many others. I have won, or been nominated for, the TONY, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Clarence Derwent, OBIE, Garland, Helen Hayes, Joseph Jefferson, Noel, LA Drama Critics, SAW, Ovation, Lortel and many other awards. She has chosen to direct her time, attention and talent  into building the theatrical pieces that model the world she wants to live in. She studied at Columbia College Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, Los Angeles Community College and California Western School of Law.

Playwrights & Songwriters

Julie Brown is a composer, vocalist, and holistic healing practitioner, with an inextricable co-thread of social justice & decolonization work, mainly through embodied & spiritual-psychological pathways.  She is a member of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, the Bobby McFerring Circlesongs Community and the Resistance Revival Chorus, and she is currently she is working on an original production entitled Data and the Disciple.

Glory Kadigan founded Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and served as The Producing Artistic Director for six seasons. She recently directed: Vivian’s Music 1969 at 59 E 59 which is now running at Guild Hall in East Hamptons and at The Garde Arts Center in Connecticut. She is a long time collaborator at La Mama where she directed  Clover by Erik Ehn. For Ehn she has also directed Demafelis, Quiet House, and Her Speech. In May, she is directing The Floor is Lava by Alex Riad at La Mama. Kadigan is also a playwright whose work has been presented in Singapore, London and New Zealand. Her most recent play Till We Meet Again was presented at the 14th Street Y Theatre directed by Tonya Pinkins. 

Kristine M. Reyes is a playwright raised and based in NYC. Her play Eggs on Ice was a Semi-Finalist for the O’Neill NPC, nominated for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, and will have a reading with The Bluestone Project in March. She is a former fellow at The Dramatists Guild.  www.kristinemreyes.com

Carmen Rivera’s OBIE award winning play LA GRINGA just celebrated its 23rdyear in repertory at Repertorio Español. She currently teaches Playwriting at The New School and is co-director of Educational Play Productions, which brings plays about social issues into the Public Schools.   For more information on Carmen, check out carmenrivera-writer.com.

Angela Sclafani is a NY-based performer and songwriter. She’s a resident of the Orchard Project Greenhouse, a Richie Jackson Artist Fellow, and a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist. Angela premiered her original musical, The Other Side of Paradise, in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and recently released her second EP of original music. angelasclafani.com

Lucy Thurber is the author of ten plays: Where We’re Born, Ashville, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay, Bottom of the World, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay, Bottom of the World, Monstrosity, Dillingham City, The Locus and The Insurgents.  She is a member of New Dramatists, 13P, MV Playwrights oalition.  She is the recipient of the 1st Gary Bonasorte Memorial Prize for Playwriting 2008 and a proud recipient of  Lily Award.  She is published by Dramatists Play Service.