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Artists News: Computers, Editing, Full Grants Database…

offering artists an associate membership to The Field. Every Associate membership to The Field through NEC Artists Monthly Meet will contribute $20 for The NEC Monthly Meets operating and program expenses. As you know, the monthly NEC meets at Riverside Church are free, while artists get resources to forward their projects and arts careers! Here are some features and benefits you get with your tax deductible, $45/year membership:costume collection, materials for the arts, foundation center database, video editing, photoshop, questia library, fieldwork

NEC Rep’s: Lost and Found 2

December 7, 2009. An over-capacity crowd bombarded Negro Ensemble Company Repertory’s last production Lost and Found. On December 10-11th Lost and Found 2 exposes more of the brillant plays from the NEC archives! 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 are returning to the stage.

Alysia Joy Powell, emerging writer/actress/singer and new NEC Rep member, will be debuted as part of NEC Repertory’s: Lost and Found 2 is on December 10 and 11th at 8pm Where Eagles Dare Theatre in New York,

NY. Featured Artists include: Callistus Oniyuke, Kubbi, Chrystal Asbury, Omar Bah, Charles Pernell Simpson, Jackie Lowe, Teresa Lasley Alysia Joy Powell and Malikia Causey

“Astounding work!says NEC Repertory’s Founder, Facilitator and NEC Alum, ..”I see a young Denzel, Sam Jackson, L Scott Caldwell, Frances Foster on this stage. Negro Ensemble Company’s Savannah Black & Blue

Negro Ensemble Co : Clinton Lowe held by Ciera Payton and Jamie Patton in Savannah Black & Blue by Raymond Jones to Sold Out Performances at Shetler Theatre NYC Theatre

by Raymond Jones, which played to several weeks of SOLD OUT

Savannah Black and Blue at NEC

Negro Ensemble Company’s Savannah Black and Blue at Shetler Studios Nov 5-22 Opening Nov 7 and Next NEC Rep monthly meet Nov 7 10a-1pm at Riverside Church Multi-Purpose Room Grants, Resources, Events for multi-cultural artists in NY and the east Coast.

NEC Monthly Meet: Unpresidented Partnership for ARTISTS

NEXT NEC MONTHLY MEET OCT 3 10am-1pm AT RIVERSIDE CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 91 CLAREMONT one block west of 120 St and Broadway : Creative Brainstorming. Find out what Artist Service Organizations have to offer artists when they begin to operate as small business does.

Free valuable gifts to the first 5 to arrive. NEC Alums, NEC workshop participants, Artists, Directors, Writers, Tech Professionals come design new projects and programs. NEC members are finding how powerful it is to work as a group in partnership with a powerful nonprofit network.

AEA, SAG
by Quester Hannah AEA SAG NEC Rep member

When Douglas Turner Ward, Gerald Krone and Robert Hooks founded The Negro En
semble Company in 1967 it was amidst changing, turbulent tim

es. The antiwar movement, the rise of feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, Hispanic and Chicano Movement, counter-culture and social revolution dominated the decade known as “The S

ixties.” With all of those decade defining events that still resonate with us to this day,combined with African-Americans yearning to te

ll their stories on stage because it was not being done successfully in mainstream America, the time was not more precise to have a new theater company unfold in the American fabric. The Negro Ens

emble was introduced to the world. NEXT NEC REP MEETING OCT 3 10am-1pm AT RIVERSIDE CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 91 CLAREMONT one block west of 120 St and Broadway : Creative Brainstorming. Find out what Artist Service Organizations have to offer artists when they begin to operate as small business does.

Free valuable gifts to the first 5 to arrive. NEC Alums, NEC workshop participants, Artists, Directors, Writers, Tech Professionals come design new projects and programs. NEC Rep members are finding how powerful it is to work as a group in partnership with a powerful nonprofit network.

AEA, SAG
by Quester Hannah AEA SAG NEC Rep member

When Douglas Turner Ward, Gerald Krone and Robert Hooks founded The Negro En
semble Company in 1967 it was amidst changing, turbulent tim

es. The antiwar movement, the rise of feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, Hispanic and Chicano Movement, counter-culture and social revolution dominated the decade known as “The S

ixties.” With all of those decade defining events that still resonate with us to this day,combined with African-Americans yearning to te

ll their stories on stage because it was not being done successfully in mainstream America, the time was not more precise to have a new theater company unfold in the American fabric. The Negro Ens

emble was introduced to the world. NEXT NEC REP MEETING OCT 3 10am-1pm AT RIVERSIDE CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 91 CLAREMONT one block west of 120 St and Broadway : Creative Brainstorming. Find out what Artist Service Organizations have to offer artists when they begin to operate as small business does.

Free valuable gifts to the first 5 to arrive. NEC Alums, NEC workshop participants, Artists, Directors, Writers, Tech Professionals come design new projects and programs. NEC Rep members are finding how powerful it is to work as a group in partnership with a powerful nonprofit network.

AEA, SAG
by Quester Hannah AEA SAG NEC Rep member

When Douglas Turner Ward, Gerald Krone and Robert Hooks founded The Negro En
semble Company in 1967 it was amidst changing, turbulent tim

es. The antiwar movement, the rise of feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, Hispanic and Chicano Movement, counter-culture and social revolution dominated the decade known as “The S

ixties.” With all of those decade defining events that still resonate with us to this day,combined with African-Americans yearning to te

ll their stories on stage because it was not being done successfully in mainstream America, the time was not more precise to have a new theater company unfold in the American fabric. The Negro Ens

emble was introduced to the world.

NEC Rep Meets VP of CBS Diversity Institute NY

August 27, 2009. 10 members from the NEC Repertory and Marie McKinney, program coordinator and instructor at Negro Ensemble Company, were invited to meet with CBS-TV, Casting Vice President, Fern Orenstein to participate in The CBS Diversity Institute’s one-on-one coaching on best practices for marketing the actor’s talent and landing roles on “episodic” TV. You know, TV shows like, C.S.I, N.C.I.S, The Unit, Peace Maker, among others. Ms. Orenstein, Barbara Matos and other Casting Executives from CBS Hollywood and CBS NY met with 80 selected Actors from the Actor’s Unions and African, Latin and Asian American NY organizations, including NEC.

NEC Rep New Dates!!! Kicks Off Free Monthly Meets!!

The NEC Rep Monthly Meet!!! First Monthly Meet on: SAT Sept 12 10:00am -1:00pm (Following Meets on the 1st Saturday of each month) Riverside Church: Multipurpose room(check at the front desk) 91 Claremont… Continue reading