ActOne Series Festival - one-act plays, 2015
by Renaissance Guild
May. 08 - May. 09, 2015
Six original one-act plays staged by San Antonio's premiere African-American theatre troupe.
The AOS was developed to provide a venue and a voice to writers. Once the pieces are selected, if needed, local playwrights will have the opportunity to work with a dramaturge to hone their script before it goes into production, and they will have the opportunity observe rehearsal. The process culminates in two evenings of performances, when the writers get the opportunity to see their works come to life, local actors show their stuff on stage and the San Antonio community gets the opportunity to celebrate the work of their neighbors, friends and promising new theatre voices.
AOS Manager: Andrew Jacobi Jeter
Writer: Derick Edgren
Director: Michele Crowder
Cast: 2 African American females - age 20s - 60s
When Carla feels as though her job in Atlanta has not given her a sufficient creative outlet, she goes to her mother for the money she needs to move to New York City and start her own all-black hybrid literary journal/news source. But in light of recent events of racial injustice, her mother is more than cautious about giving her the money.
Haiti La Rain Give Notice
Writer: Denis Meadows
Cast: 1 African American female - age 40's
Haiti La Rain, a working mother in her 40's, works as a cleaning lady in the Clinton White House. During an overnight shift, she recalls her difficult life, especially the harrowing time she was called to the phone by the president to speak to her son on a troop ship on its way to invading Haiti.
Writer: Martha Patterson
Director: DeAnna Brown
Cast: 1 African American male - age 50s
1 African American female - age 40-50s
1 White/Fair Skin female - age 20-30s
2-3 White/Fair Skin males -age 20s-50s
Based on the Harvard professor Gates and Sargeant Crowley racism debacle in Cambridge, Mass., July 2009, BROTHERLY LOVE is about an African-American Harvard professor and his wife and a white brother and sister coming to terms with their relationships and current events taking place in Massachusetts.
Just A Bus Driver
Writer: Susan Middaugh
Cast: 2 African American male - age 20s-60s
On the eve of his retirement, a city bus driver encounters a passenger who plans to commit a murder after he gets off the bus.
Writer: Kay Poiro
Director: Xiarissa Consunji
Cast: 1 White/Fair Skin male - age 20s- 40s
1 African American females - age 20s
If you are proud of something shout from the roof top for all to hear.
Ice Cream Man
Writer: Willie Johnson
Director: Andrew Jacobi Jeter
Cast: 1 White/Fair Skin male - age 30's - 40's
1 African American - age 20s
Two men living in the same American city, occupy very different worlds within that city. As the tension between these two men grow, each struggle to assets his power over the other.
May 08 - May 09, 2015
226 N. Hackberry St.
San Antonio, TX, 78202
Friday and Saturday at the Jo Long Theatre
More information to be posted at the Renaissance Guild website