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Calling all Playwrights, Directors & Actors: “Write the Election” – NEW DATE

By NativeNewYorker

Writing the Election 2012” is a novel, non-partisan event being planned by the Harlem theater community to encourage all of us to register and vote.  Writers are invited to submit ten-minute plays, short scenes or monologues about the upcoming presidential election.  Subject matter can include any aspect of the political process: the issues, civic life, government, leadership, public service, voting, etc.  Diversity of opinions from all points on the political spectrum are welcome.

Accepted works will be read at a free, public event hosted by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (2031-33 Fifth Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets) on Monday, October 29th from 7:30-10:30pm ( originally scheduled for September 28th).

Yvette Heyliger,
Director, Playwright, Producer

“Writing the Election 2012” is sponsored by Classical Theatre of Harlem and New Black Fest and is being produced by Twinbiz, Harlem playwright Yvette Heyliger’s production company.  Scripts must be submitted no later than September 21st at 11:59pm.  For more information or to submit your play or your directing resume, please contact Yvette Heyliger at Writing the Election 2012.   Plays should be no longer than ten pages, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and in standard playwriting format. Monologues should be one page only and in 12 point Times New Roman font.  Actors with cold-reading skills should email/bring pictures and resume for on-site casting beginning at 6:00pm. There is no submission fee for playwrights. There is no compensation for the actors or directors.

Join Yvette and other members of the Harlem theater community for “Writing the Election 2012” on October 29th when the plays, moderated by a guest political pundit, will be read “to celebrate the joy of democracy and to inspire citizens to get out and vote on Election Day”.

Free Reading of “Father’s Day” Next Saturday

By NativeNewYorker

I was surprised to learn that April is “Child Abuse Prevention Month”; how sad that we need to have such a month!  Still, the purpose is a worthy one – to raise public awareness and provide education to end child abuse.  As part of “Child Abuse Month” there will be a reading of Yvette Heyliger’s play, Father’s Day, at the 115th Street Libraryon Saturday, April 24th at 2pm.  I saw a reading of this play a few years ago – it is not light entertainment.  But it is a powerful look at one family’s tragedy.  Following the reading, there will be a discussion with the playwright, Yvette Heyliger, and a counselor from the St. Lukes-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center.

Yvette Heyliger is a playwright, director, and producing artist who lives and writes here in Harlem.  Her other works include: What Would Jesus Do? (a powerful intergenerational play about HIV/AIDS in the

Yvette Heyliger, Playwright & Director

African American Community), Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent (a witty and poignant account of a fictional meeting between the former first lady and the infamous intern); and Autobiography of a Homegirl (a powerful, provocative comedy-drama about race, color, beauty and self-esteem). 

Yvette Heyliger and her twin sister, Yvonne Farrow, are the founders of TWINBIZ, a production company that creates and produces original projects for stage, television and film which educate, entertain and serve.   The reading of “Father’s Day” is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible:

Saturday, April 24th at 2pm

115th Street Public Library

203 West 115th Street (at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.)

Free Reading of "Father's Day" Next Saturday

By NativeNewYorker

I was surprised to learn that April is “Child Abuse Prevention Month”; how sad that we need to have such a month!  Still, the purpose is a worthy one – to raise public awareness and provide education to end child abuse.  As part of “Child Abuse Month” there will be a reading of Yvette Heyliger’s play, Father’s Day, at the 115th Street Libraryon Saturday, April 24th at 2pm.  I saw a reading of this play a few years ago – it is not light entertainment.  But it is a powerful look at one family’s tragedy.  Following the reading, there will be a discussion with the playwright, Yvette Heyliger, and a counselor from the St. Lukes-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center.

Yvette Heyliger is a playwright, director, and producing artist who lives and writes here in Harlem.  Her other works include: What Would Jesus Do? (a powerful intergenerational play about HIV/AIDS in the

Yvette Heyliger, Playwright & Director

African American Community), Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent (a witty and poignant account of a fictional meeting between the former first lady and the infamous intern); and Autobiography of a Homegirl (a powerful, provocative comedy-drama about race, color, beauty and self-esteem). 

Yvette Heyliger and her twin sister, Yvonne Farrow, are the founders of TWINBIZ, a production company that creates and produces original projects for stage, television and film which educate, entertain and serve.   The reading of “Father’s Day” is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible:

Saturday, April 24th at 2pm

115th Street Public Library

203 West 115th Street (at Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.)