NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response. Be sure to check www.theaterforthenewcity.net for details about upcoming readings. Please join us!
Best Kept Secret
This reading presentation is directed by Chima Chikazunga
Chima Chikazunga as Chima
Sanford Wilson as David
Audrey Martells as Alophia
Valentine Aprile as Miranda
Tahirah Stanley as the Kenya
Sharon Jasprizza as Stage Directions
David and Chima are best friends; two orphans who never got adopted but have managed to let their friendship help them feel wanted/ loved in a world that felt otherwise; forgotten. But when one decides to get the “ultimate payback” they soon discover that even vengeance has a price when one is forced to choose between friendship and family.
CHIMA CHIKAZUNGA (Playwright/Director) a native New Yorker. Graduated from Florida State University. He is an actor, writer, and director. As an actor he has performed on stages in New York, Boston, Florida, and New Jersey. As a writer/director: 3 the Hard Way (11th Annual DUTF /LES FESTIVAL FOR THE ARTS) – also semi-finalist 2014 Mentor Project. Sophies Sweet 16 (THEATRE FOR NEW CITY’S DREAM UP FESTIVAL. Readings of his plays The Accidental Kiss (Scratch Night) and For Chance (New City, New Blood) were both presented by TFNC. For Chance (Dream Up festival 2014) prior to developing his own work, he has also worked on new plays by an established playwright which received readings at Rattlestick and Cherry Lane. Chima has recently presented his newest work “Touch My Heart Masterpiece” at TFNC on Nov 24, as part of their Scratch Night.
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