THEATERWORKS! HISTORY

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Winter 2018/19 at SEIU 32BJ Instructor/Director: Joe Roland Member playwrights: John Ayala, Carlos Cotto, Anthony Delfi, John Keane, Robert Reveron, Rebecca Robison, Amin Shokralla, Deanna Tinglin Guest Actors: Kaliswa Brewster, Annie Henk, Reynaldo Piniella, Veraalba Santa, Johnny Zito Final Performance: Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 7pm at The A.R.T./New York Gural Theatre Click here to view more from the final performance. Winter 2018 at PSC/CUNY Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White and Barbara McCrane Member Playwrights: Susan Naomi Bernstein, Mimi Gisolfi D’Aponte, Magda Azucena Doyle, Tami Gold, Alyse Keller, Ellen Lewis, Sarah Ann Standing, Pamela Stemberg Guest Actors: Kit Flanagan, Ray Iannicelli, Lori Wilner, Nick Velkov Presented in collaboration with The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities,” organized by Kathy McDonald as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. Final Performance: Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 7pm at The A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre Click here to view more from the final performance. Winter 2018 at CWA Local 1180 Retirees Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White and Marilyn Torres Member Playwrights: Ed Adomaitis, B. Sweets Eley, Michelle Lewis, Julia McCraw, Lillian Miles, Pamela Mondezie, Karla Sackey, Doris Searcy Guest Actors: Lynnette Freeman, Brenda Pressley, Donnell E. Smith Stage Manager: Brenna Schaffell Final Performance: Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 7pm at The A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre Click here to view more from the final performance. Spring 2018 at PSC/CUNY Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White and David Smilow Member Playwrights: Dhipinder Walia, John Reid Currie, Grisel Acosta, Valerie Knight, Marcos Bernal-Salas, Carmelina Cartei, Andrea Tienan, Constance Gemson, Diana Murillo, Willie Tolliver, Guest Actors: Kit Flanagan, Flaco Navaja, Kris Sidberry Presented in collaboration with The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities,” organized by Kathy McDonald as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. Final Performance: Tuesday, May 22nd, 7pm at the Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY Click here to view photos from the final performance. Winter 2017/18 at SEIU 32BJ Instructor/Director: Joe Roland Member playwrights: John Ayala, Darrel Best-Wadley, Carlos Cotto, Anthonny A. Delfi, Pete Mergel Guest actors: Dacyl Acevedo, Isabelle Pierre​,  Daron Ross Stage Manager: Alexandra Tenenbaum Final Performance: Monday, February 12th, 7pm at The A.R.T./New York Gural Theatre Click here to view photos from the final performance. Spring 2017 at CWA Local 1180, Retirees Division Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White & David Smilow Member Playwrights: Ed Adomaitis, James Bell, Alma Brothers, Marlita Brown, Gem Brutus, Arlene Drayton, Patricia Faison, Doretha Foggie, Pat Funches, Michelle Lewis, Julia McCraw, DJ Watson Stage Manager: Eric Szkarlat Guest Actors:  Lynnette R. Freeman, Daron Ross, Kris Sidberry, Ja-Ron Young Final Performance June 12, 2017 at the Five Angels Theater at the 52nd St. Project, 789 10th Ave. CLICK HERE to see photos from their June 2017 Final Performance Winter 2016/17 at SEIU 32BJ Instructor/Director: Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Carlos Cotto, Anthony A. Delfi, Angelo James, Peter Mergel, Stephanie Nyameke Guest Actors: Bob Arcaro, Kaliswa Brewster, Clinton Lowe, Anna Weng Final Performance March 6, 2017 at Urban Stages, 259 W 30th St. Winter 2015/16 at CASA- Community Action for Safe Apartments Instructor/Director: Dan Hoyle Member Playwrights: Joseph Cepeda, Althea Matthews, Joseph Smalls, Stephanie Londono, Porfirio Caraballo Stage Manager: Haley Wolf Guest Actors: Yvette Ganier, Clinton Lowe, Flaco Navaja Final Performance January 21, 2016 at Pregones Theater, 571 Walton St., the Bronx Winter 2014/15 at SEIU 32BJ Instructor/Director: Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Carlos Cotto, Julian Pimiento, Peter Mergel, Micheal D. O’Hara Stage Managers: Sarah Levine & Peter Napolitano Final Performance March 16, 2015 at the Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St. Spring 2014 at DC37 Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White & David Smilow Member Playwrights: Nicholas Bruzese, Janet Connor, Millie Cupeles-Currier, Susan Decker, Emily Garcia, Theodocia Haley, Guy E Nichols, deb Spicciatie, Deborah Welch, Michael Henschel, Clothilda Higgs, Sheena Holland, Shennita Jeter, Craig Joshua, Claire Reeve, Patricia S Ward Stage Manager: Sarah Haber Guest Actors: Carlo Albán, Benton Greene, Nedra McClyde, Marilyn Torres Final Performances June 9 & 16, 2014 Winter 2013/14 at SEIU 32BJ Instructor/Director: Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Carlos Cotto, Julian Pimiento, Peter Mergel, Micheal D. O’Hara, Martha Galphin Guest Actors: David King, Rachel Zeiger-Haag, Johnny Zito Final Performance March 11, 2014 at Urban Stages, 259 W 30th St. Winter 2012/13 at DC37 Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White & David Smilow Member Playwrights: Millie Cupeles-Currier, Claudine Nicole Harrison, Lynn Viear, Olga Bautina, Dorcas Bethel, Patricia Stelline Ward, YuLin Perkins, Roxana Tirado, Elvie Moore Jr., deb Spicciatie, Craig Joshua, Hoi Pandher Stage Manager: Kimberley Oria Guest Actors: Carlo Albán, Tina Chilip, Nicole Quinn, Samuel Ray Gates, Nedra McClyde Final Performance February 25, 2013 at the New Theater at 45th St., 345 W. 45th St. The Best of Theaterworks!: Stories from the 99% by Gail Baskerville, Mirsada Damms, Bernadette Elstein, Michael D. O’Hara, Julian Pimiento, Eric Sposito Directed by Tamilla Woodard An off-Broadway production featuring the best short plays to come out of our playwriting and performance class TheaterWorks! over the past 10 years. with Maria Helan, Andres Munar, Tony Naumovski, Jens Rasmussen, Jeanine Serralles, Gabriel Sloyer, Nikki Walker June 14-17, 2012 click here for more info about the production Winter 2011/12 at SEIU 32BJ Instructor: Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Dexter Brown, Julian Pimiento, Peter Newman, Micheal D. O’Hara, Michaela Boren, El Flores, Eric Allen Guest Actors: Carlo Albán, Emma Ramos, Johnny Zito Final Performance March 5, 2012 at the Abingdon Theater, 312 W 36th St. Winter 2011/12 at DC37 Instructor: Joe White Directors: Joe White & David Smilow Member Playwrights: Adrienne Asencio, Dorcas Bethel, Brenda Campfield, Carolyn Chen, Bernadette Elstein, Adela Gibson, Theo Haley, Emily Jordan, Richard H Lowe, Yvette Marrero, Vincent Radu Stage Manager: Nora DeVeau-Rosen Guest Actors: Carlo Albán, Dawn Evans, Samuel Ray Gates, Marilyn Torres, Laurine Towler Final Performance February 27, 2012 at the Abingdon Theater, 312 W 36th St. Winter 2010/11 at 32BJ SEIU Instructor Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Michael D. O’Hara, Peter A. Newman, Mirsada Damms, Julian Pimiento, Fei Xu Final Performance February 7, 2011 at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St. Spring 2010 at 32BJ SEIU Instructor Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Michael D. O’Hara, Mohamed Tasseen, Mirsada Damms, Ray Negron, Gerardo Alberto, Peter Paredes, Julian Pimiento, Guy Ruben Final Performance June 15, 2010 at the Abingdon Theater, 312 W 36th St. Winter 2009/10 at 32BJ SEIU Instructor Joe Roland Member Playwrights: Dexter Brown, Guy Ruben, Jaye A. Garcia, Fei Xu, Shrpresa Ukosata, Ernst Germain, Michael D. O’Hara, Gerardo Alberto, Micaela Rosmaninho, Jean Lubin, Julian Pimiento, Mirsada Damms Final Performance February 8, 2010 at the Abingdon Theater, 312 W 36th St. CLICK HERE to see more pictures from their February 2010 Final Performance Spring 2009 at CWA Local 1180 Retirees Division Instructor Michael Bernard Directors: Michael Bernard, Zakkiyah Alexander, Megan Sandberg-Zakien Member Playwrights: Geraldine Truly, Larry Steinman, Julie McCraw, Carlolyn Harvey, Ed Adomaitis, Marion C. Davis, Mary C. Guest, David Blackman, Elsie A. Harris, Mara Hanna, Eleanor Hermann Final Performance June 22, 2009 at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St. CLICK HERE to see more pictures from their June 2009 Final Performance Spring 2008 at DC37 Instructor Michael Bernard Directors: Michael Bernard & Zakkiyah Alexander Member Playwrights: Magdalena Mikofsky, Sherry Gibson, Carla Hayes, Susan Vasquez Final Performance June 23, 2008 at Baruch Center for the Performing Arts, East 25th St. CLICK HERE to see more pictures from their June 2008 Final Performance Spring 2007 at DC37 (Level I) Instructor Michael Bernard Directors: Michael Bernard & Zakkiyah Alexander Member Playwrights: Rodney Jerome, Renee Belafonte, Melvin Ford, Adriana Mitchell Final Performance May 14, 2007 at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. Spring 2007 at DC37 (Level II) Instructor Michael Bernard Directors: Michael Bernard & Zakkiyah Alexander Member Playwrights: Dehavilyn Jones, Olga Bautina, Lynn Viear, Gail Baskerville, Jillian Selby Final Performance May 14, 2007 at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St. Winter 2006/07 at Cornell University ILR Instructor Michael Bernard Directors: Joe White, Kate Marks, Michael Bernard Member Playwrights: Eric Sposito, Aida Rivera, Dora Bennett, Donald Bernhardt, Andrea Bedford, Mary Purnell-Williams, Jenafeca Smith, Judith Frank, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Sadia Ismat, Cheryl Thomas, Kari Wolf, Christine Alexander, Aatom Johnson Spring 2006 at DC37 Instructor/Directors: Zakkiyah Alexander, Michael Bernard, Elizabeth Flax Member Playwrights: Jillian Selby, Dehavilyn Jones, Olga Bautina, Claudine Nicole, Beverly Richards, Michael Magalie, Tanika Brannon, Yolanda Pringle, Lynn Viear, Patricia Medlin-Anderson Final Performance June 26, 2006 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. Spring 2005 at DC37 Instructor: Wendell Carter Directors: Tre Garrett, Elizabeth Flax Member Playwrights: Gail Baskerville, Lisa Charles, Kery Espino, Paul Rozenfeld, Joy Johnson, Annette Ruiz, Jenafeca H. Smith, Joyce Leseur Final Performance June 27, 2005 at Urban Stages, 259 W 30th St. Winter 2004/05 at DC37 Instructor: Kent Alexander Directors: Kent Alexander, Elizabeth Flax, Jennie Smith Member Playwrights: Yvette Fernandez, Jennifer Bruno, Kathleen Troche, Gail Baskerville, Jerome Johnson, Yolanda White Final Performance February 7, 2005 at St John’s, 101 Murray St. Spring 2004 at DC37 Instructor: Kent Alexander Directors: Kent Alexander, Elizabeth Flax Member Playwrights: Marsha Braune, Angela Izekwe, Marjorie F. Mattocks, Bernadette Elstein, Claudine N. Harrison, Nancy Moniz, Alexandra Nunez, Jerome Jewet, Theo Haley, Kelly Hooper Final Performance June 28, 2004 at Greenwich St Playhouse, 547 Greenwich St. Winter 2003/04 at DC37 Instructor/Director: Kent Alexander Member Playwrights: Gardenia Lamb, Thomas McDonald, Marsha Braune, Ida Kelly, Jacquetta Williams, Chris Dewees, Kimberly Monique Perez, Terry Smalls, Yolanda White Final Performance January 12, 2004 at Blu Heron Arts Center, 123 E 24th St. Winter 2002/03 at TWU Local 100 Instructor/Director: Kent Alexander Member Playwrights: Anthony Taylor, Yolanda Anderson, Russell Yates, Karan Mitchell Final Performance January 17, 2003 at the Abingdon Theater, 312 W 36th St. Spring 2001 at CWA 1180 Retirees & Local 371 SSEU Instructor/Director: Marty Pottenger Final Performance March 28, 2001 at Pulse Theater, 432 W 42nd St.