April 2013 Feature: The 1s and 2s
Blackboard Reading Series'
Blackboard @ the cell
April 2013 Feature
The 1s and 2s by Donaldo Prescod
Directed by Elizabeth Carlson
The 1's and 2's is a coming of age tapestry play set in the Bronx. The year is 1980, Soundview. Break beats and rap battles fill the air. Neighborhood mayhem and summer love cling on every street. And our story is told as five friends spend one last summer together embracing the culture they know best. Serving as a love letter to hip-hop, this play is about the people who truly knew what it meant to shout, "Yes, yes, ya'll! You don't stop!"
The reading will be followed by a 20 minute talk-back
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Donaldo Prescod was born in Boston, Mass, then quickly moved to Germany for five years, then back to Boston, then over to California. He now resides in New York City. As an actor he has performed on both coasts: California: Angels in America, Burn This, Lend Me A Tenor. New York: Richard III, Orestes 2.0, and original productions such as A Patrick's Story. As a playwright he has written plays directed by Sarah Krohn and Liz Carlson, and had numerous work produced at the Flea Theater in their late night event, serials@theflea.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Elizabeth Carlson is a freelance theatre director and producer in New York City. Upcoming: Dylan by Sidney Michaels (Voorhees Theatre). Recent Credits Include: A Bicycle Country by Nilo Cruz and Architruc by Robert Pinget (WTF); A Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky (The New School); The 1s and 2s by Donaldo Prescod (#serials@TheFlea); A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle (NSD); The Only Child by Jessica Hinds (FringeNYC); Conspiracy: A Love Story by Victor Lesniewski & Ronnie Reshef (MITF). AD Credits Include: The Call by Tanya Barfield, dir. Leigh Silverman (Playwrights Horizons); The Madrid by Liz Flahive, dir. Leigh Silverman (MTC); Giant by Sybille Pearson & Michael John LaChiusa, dir. Michael Greif (The Public & DTC); The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, dir. David Hyde Pierce; Medieval Play written & directed by Kenneth Lonergan (Signature Theatre Company). MFA: The New School for Drama. Liz is a Resident Director at The Flea Theater.
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338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
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