EPOD Theater Company's Chrismahannukwanza(a) Series (Weekend of One-Acts)
To kick off the holiday season, join us each night to watch four one-act plays exploring the topics of privilege, race, youth, romance, New York City, and all cultures colliding...like any traditional Chrismahannuhkwanzaa.
We will be concluding each performance night with a 15 minute talk-back with our writers, directors, and actors.
And, to keep things holiday festive we'll have some special egg nog for you to enjoy during the show!
Les Chienes de Westminster, written & directed by Iman Ward
•Prom Night. 2005. Westminster-Lynne Academy. An eager Sophomore who aspires to be one of New York's most successful cocaine dealers, gets tied up in a scheme to rob a rival dealer but things go awry.
STARRING: Alberto Gonzalez, Ramon Guzman, Monty Renfrow, Noam Shapiro, Angel Blaise, Clay Westman, Stephanie Bethancourt, and Gabe Rosario
Candyland, written by Ben Snyder and directed by Devin Nelson
•Two teenagers selling M&Ms on a subway car in New York City. For one, it's for hobby while it's survival for the other.
STARRING: Yohance Barton, Dante G. Soria, and Alex Galper
LBS (Laughing But Serious), written by Gisla Stringer and directed by Denise Manning in collaboration with Miguel Flores
•During the trial and aftermath of Trayvon Martin's death, Giselle and Dave's, an interracial couple, relationship faces trouble when they pose the question to one another: "who is the real victim?"
STARRING: Natalie Jacobs and Peter Fenerding
Tea, written by Ben Snyder and directed by Antoinette Jones
•Stew, lovelost over JacElle, searches for confidence with his friend, Treb, after discovering crush buying "adult" candles with a tea drinking-earthy smelling-man wit's dread locks.
STARRING: Terrell Schuyler, Hailey Elizabeth, and Jeremy Walden
WARNING: Some plays contain strong language, drug use, and adult themes. Not for the easily offended. Audience discretion is advised.
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