This show is set in a fictional world in which Roe V Wade is struck down and the world is set in chaos. ** this is a staged reading**
VENUE & STAGE
GUND Dance Studio
Fri 7/22 @ 7:00PM
Sat 7/23 @ 9:00PM
Sat 7/23 @ 9:00PM
TYPE OF SHOW
Scripted Play, Reading
ADA Accessible, Restroom
A female professor gives an incendiary speech at a protest rally after the fall of Roe V Wade. That protest devoles into a riot and a police officer is killed. She is then interrogated by an African America FBI agent.
** this is a staged reading**
JAMES A WASHINGTON, SR. co-founded JP Inner Peace Productions, a Christian theater production company; teaches piano lessons and is a vocal coach to area actors and actresses. He is no stranger to the theater world and is best known in the Cleveland area for his roles at The Karamu House in The Wiz and Black Nativity. His stage performances also include Got a Good Woman, produced by POP Entertainment, Bruise, But Not Broken, written by James Smith; Five Guys Named Moe; Killing Black Superman; Dream Girls; Ordinary People; Jelly’s Last Jam; A Chorus Line; Edge of a Dark Path; Once on this Island; The Elvira Show and Evita. He gives thanks and honor to God for all his talents and skills.
ALENKA BANCO-GLAZEN is a veteran arts administrator, community activist and entrepreneur. Banco was an early pioneer of urban redevelopment when she managed the Left Bank Arts Building in the Cleveland Flats (1987-1994). She later purchased and renovated a former crack house in an inner city neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, where she opened the Eddie Moved Gallery (1995). The gallery was named after the crack dealer who moved from the space before she renovated it. Later, she purchased and rehabbed the former St. Josaphat Catholic Church (33,000 sq.ft.) into a gallery, home and artist studio complex (2000-2015). She was recognized for her renovation of the Josaphat Church building with an award from the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Cleveland Restoration Society for the adaptive re-use of a Sacred Structure.
Her history in community development includes personal projects like the recent renovation of a warehouse into her current home, as well as public projects while working for several City of Cleveland community development corporations (1996-2013). Recent projects include: Brick Ceramics Studio, Praxis Fiber Studio and Gallery, Ink House, and Satellite Gallery in the Collinwood neighborhood.
From 2013 through 2020, Banco served as executive director of Cleveland Arts Prize, the longest standing award of its kind in the United States. Today, Banco focusses her time, attention and resources on opening the Wagner Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH. The museum, dedicated to outsider artist Reverend Albert Wagner is set to open in September 2023.