February Readings 2019

February is project month at Live Arts! This year, we are featuring the work of the members of our Directing Intensive, presenting the Women of Color Project.

Join us for staged readings of these awesome, less heard plays. We will be reading each play on a different evening in February 2019, followed by a talkback session focusing on  the themes presented in the play.

If you would like to audition for the readings, please prepare two contrasting monologues.

Stop Kiss- Diana Son 2/7/18  8pm
Directed by: Robbie Summerour+

Callie:
Sara: Nyssa Coffman
George: Andre Eaton*
Peter: Jeffrey Liu
Mrs.Winsley/Nurse:
Detective Cole: Daniel O’Brien
Stage Directions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Blood-  Suzan-Lori Parks 2/8   8pm
Directed by: Becca Parker*

HESTER, LA NEGRITA: Celeste Campbell
CHILLI/JABBER: Andre Eaton*
REVEREND D/BABY:
THE WELFARE LADY/BULLY:
THE DOCTOR/TROUBLE: Rodney Johnson
AMIGA GRINGA/BEAUTY: Victoria Wilson
STAGE DIRECTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart People-  Lydia R. Diamond     2/9  8pm
Directed by: Andre Eaton*

VALERIE JOHNSTON: Markia Pankey
JACKSON MOORE: D Norris*
BRIAN WHITE: Dan O’Brien
GINNY YOUNG:
STAGE DIRECTIONS: Robbie Summerour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA   2/10 2:30pm
Directed by: Michael Parker

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enough- Ntzoke Shange 2/15/18  8pm
Directed by: Andrea Hermitt+

Lady in Brown: Celeste Campbell
Lady In Red: Fredrieka Lloyd
Lady in Orange: Jordan Hermitt*
Lady in Blue: Victoria Wilson
Lady in Yellow: Corliss Hambrick+
Lady in Green: Shalandra Royale
Lady In Purple: China Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Language Archive- Julia Cho 2/17/18  2:30pm
Directed by: Nyssa Coffman+

GEORGE: Jeffrey Liu
MARY: Fredrieka Lloyd
EMMA: Blair Sanders
ALTA:
RESTEN: Andre Eaton*
STAGE DIRECTIONS: Bethany Oliver*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In Love and Warcraft- Madhuri Shekar 2/21/18  8pm
Directed by: Bethany Oliver*

EVIE- Blair Sanders
KITTY/ACTOR 2- Nyssa Coffman
RAUL: Jeffrey Liu
RYAN: Robbie Summerour
ACTOR 1:
STAGE DIRECTIONS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eyes Shut, Door Open: By Cassie Seinuk 2/22/18  8pm
Directed by: Becca Parker*

Turner: Andre Eaton*
Palmer: Jeffrey Liu
Johanna:
The Shadow/Stage Directions: Rita Mital

 

 

 

Project Leadership

ANDREA HERMITT
PRODUCER and member of the LAT 2019 directing intensive

Andrea Hermitt is an Artist, a Writer, and an Education Advocate. She has blogged professionally for homeschooling and other informational websites for over a decade. She has also educated her own children in a way that heavily incorporated the arts. She found Live Arts Theatre through her love for costuming and set work, which is a wonderful application of artistic talents. Andrea also serves on the Live Arts board of directors.

BECCA PARKER
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Becca Parker is the Founding Artistic Director of Live Arts Theatre. Becca is a teaching artist who is active at the local, state, and national level. Becca leads the Directing, Stage Management, and Dramaturgy Intensives.She founded Live Arts as a place for all, and is excited to be working with such an awesome team to bring this project to life.

ANDRE EATON
MEMBER OF LAT PRO COMPANY

Andre Eaton Jr is a graduate of Georgia State University. He received a taste of directing in the required directing classes for theatre majors where he directed scenes from Doubt, and Harlem Duet.  The majority of his experience with directing comes from acting in various show with a variety of different kinds of directors each with their own ways of working. He is excited to be directing on the LAT MainStage for the first time later this year, with The Book Club Play.

Bethany Oliver
MEMBER OF LAT PRO COMPANY

Bio coming soon!

 

Nyssa Coffman
member lat 18-19 directing intensive

Bio coming soon!

 

Robbie Summerour
member lat 18-19 directing intensive

Bio coming soon!

 

Michael Parker
Guest director

Bio coming soon!