The Sandbox in The Fire This Time Festival
My new short play The Sandbox will have its world premiere in January as part of The Fire This Time Festival, a platform for early-career black playwrights to explore new and exciting possibilities in their work. This year the producers of The Fire This Time challenged playwrights to pen new plays inspired by the photography of Alex Harsley. Although we were supposed to choose a single photograph as our inspiration, I was so taken by Mr. Harsley’s work that I actually chose two!
The works of seven playwrights will be featured as part of the 10-Minute Plays, and there are a lot of other really rich events happening this season as well, including free readings of new plays and a screening of a film by Alex Harsley. These nights are truly not to be missed!
Check out The Fire This Time Festival website for more information, and follow them on Facebook. And please don’t put off buying your tickets for the 10-Minute Plays! These evening sell out every year, and I want you in the room.
The Fire This Time Festival 10-Minute Plays
Sandbox by Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Directed by Jamal Jordan
Featuring: Kelly Erin Sloan, Kirya Yvonne Traber, Suzanne Darrell, and Lori E Parquet
June stands alone in the broiling desert sun. Jelly hunts a tiger deep in the wildest of jungles. Two sisters struggle to bridge the gulf between them in Sandbox.
Friday 1/23 @ 7pm, Saturday 1/24 @ 7pm, Sunday 1/25 @ 3pm,
Thursday 1/29 @ 7pm, and Friday 1/30 @ 7pm
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY
Get your tickets here!
NEW! Check out this FireSide Chat video where I talk The Fire This Time Festival and writing with TFTT producer Angelica Chéri.