Event Photo The New Black Fest at 651 ARTS

Tickets: FREE


Thur, Oct 11 | 7pm

An evening of new plays

In partnership with The New Black Fest

The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space 
at the Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

The New Black Fest at 651 ARTS

The New Black Fest, formed in 2010, is a theater collective committed to celebrating insurgent voices within the diverse African Diaspora through theater, music and discussion. The New Black Fest is a gathering of artists, thinkers, activists and audiences who are dedicated to stretching, interrogating and uplifting the Black aesthetic in the 21st century.

About the Artists:  Kevin R. Free

Kevin R. Free is a writer-performer who’s told stories on NPR, the Soundtrack Series and on the main stage at The Moth. An alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, he wrote over 60 plays including Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, and co-wrote their new full-length play premiering this April, You are in an Open Field. One of NYTheater.com’s People of the Year in 2010, his full-length plays, Face Value and A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People, were published by indietheaternow.com.

Glenn Gordon

Glenn Gordon is an actor originally from Baltimore, MD.  He is co-founder of The Continuum Project, Inc. as well as a member of Universes Theatre Company. Glenn received his BFA in acting from Howard University.  His most recent works include Henry V, Ameriville, American Schemes, Waiting For Godot, Deep Azure and Rhyme Deferred.  He was last seen in his own solo piece called Re:Definition, which deals with the discovery of his African ancestry.  Glenn was recently named “Prince NSangou” by the Tikar people of Cameroon, whom he shares ancestry with.

Mfoniso Udofia

Mfoniso Udofia is a New York based actor, playwright, slam-poet and teaching artist. She attended Wellesley College and later obtained her Master’s in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California. While in the Bay Area she pioneered a youth initiative, The Nia Project, which provided artistic outlets for youth residing in Bay View/Huntspoint. Mfoniso is excited to have made her film debut in, Fred, and she is currently in the middle of completing a trilogy chronicling the lives of a traditional Nigerian family who find themselves planted in America. ​

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