SINCE '76 LADERA
Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Los Angeles, CA
Dee Wright Productions presents scenes and monologues from the “Since ’76,” an exciting play by author, Dr. Shirlene Holmes. The limited engagement will run at the Yvonne B. Burke Senior and Community Center on Friday, June 28, 2013. The recommended audience is 16 and older.
The production is directed and produced by Daphne “Dee” Wright .Wright, the owner of Dee Wright Productions, has been mentored by Dr. Shirlene Holmes for over thirteen years. Daphne is a disabled veteran. She served six and a half years in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Operator. Dee Wright will be featured in a monologue “Just Wait” focusing on female veterans facing Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and Post Tramautic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“Since ‘76” was written by Dr. Shirlene Holmes. Her dramas are rooted in the Black experience. For over 25 years she has used theatre as a vehicle for education, inspiration and to facilitate social change. Holmes’ plays give voice to the marginalized in society and celebrates the profundity of the common person.Her greatest influences are the Black holiness church where she grew up, the Black Power and the Feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s, her vast reading and travel as well as her indomitable passion for Black people here and around the world.
SINCE 76 is a choreopoem (a play comprised of poetry, monologues and vignettes with movement and songs). It’s about the Black woman's story from 1970s to now. It's a drama that pays homage to the past, analyses the present and confronts social issues head on clouding the future. This 2 act play is dramatic and at times humorous, insightful and poignant. SINCE 76 is a provocative expose on Black female life created for audiences that want more than a stereotypical portrayal of African American women. SINCE 76 will get in your face....in your mind....and hopefully in your heart. The scene 16-44 is a vignette from the play that explores the subject of African American women contracting AIDS. Black women in this age bracket are the fastest growing number of new casualties of the AIDS epidemic.
The show will feature cast members Dee Wright, Andrea Anderson, Megan Weaver, Tiffany Warner, Angela Byrd, Denise Milfort, Ramona Stephens, Chriscynthia Calhoun, and Kamira White.
The production, “Since ‘76” will be held at the Yvonne B. Burke Senior & Community Center, 4750 W 62nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90056 on Friday, June 28, 2013. Show times will be 6:30 PM with doors opening at 5:30 PM for ticket holders and 6 PM for all others.
This is presentation is free to the community and limited seating is available. It is recommended that free tickets are printed online for guaranteed seating.