Monthly Archive: July, 2009

Grants Arts 7/09

NEC’s Emerging Playwrights July 24 click here South Carolina Film Commission Invites Filmmakers to Collaborate With Universities Grants totaling up to $200,000 will be awarded to filmmakers who are partnering with the media… Continue reading

31St Annual Thunderbird Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum

Queens County Farm Museum • 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, NY 11004 • 718-347-3276 AZTEC DANCERS Photo by Queens County Farm Museum. ©2009. All Rights Reserved. When: July 24 – July 26,… Continue reading

NEC Rep: Renowned Black Theatre Honors Playwrights to Over-Capacity Crowds

July 10, 2009. An over-capacity crowd bombarded Negro Ensemble Company Repertory’s Lost and Found, Friday. .From 1967 to the 90’s, Negro Ensemble Company, the second oldest black theater company in the world, was the best place for black playwrights to sent their plays for production. When the company closed temporarily, in the 80’s, boxes of scripts and memorabilia unaccounted for. Excerpts from six of the hundreds of archived works re-discovered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture returned to the stage. New plays and original

Actor/ Writer :My Brother’s Keeper NEC Rep member

works by Actor/Writers, Barbara Asare-Bediako and Actor/Writer/Rapper, Quester Hannah; Ryan Johnson, actor/comic and singer/songwriter, heart throb, Jillian Walker ignited the stage . “Excelllence and Prolific writing for the Theatre.” read NEC Rep citations awarded vereran writers, Laurence Holder and Leslie Lee. An interview followed. NEC Repertory presented “LOST AND FOUND: NEC Honors Classic Plays and Emerging Playwrights” on July 10 at 8pm at Where Eagles Dare Theatre in New York, NY. For Audition: email

Renowned Black Theater Unearths Lost Plays and Newly Found Playwrights

June 30, 2009.  In the early 80’s, Negro Ensemble Company, the second oldest black theater company in the world, closed its doors temporarily, leaving boxes of scripts and memorabilia unaccounted for.  Now, those lost archives… Continue reading