Short Plays to Nourish the Mind and Soul
The dramatic reading series awarded STAR Participant 2015 by WNYC/ WQXR
continues to bring dynamic, contemporary plays to the theatre loving community.
We continue our FIFTH season on location at the George Bruce Library
518 West 125th th Street New York, NY 10027
The next event is December 14, 2019 at 4 PM. Join us for the premiere of ME: The Story of Young Malcolm X. You’ll want to be in the room for this inspiring family fun event.
Purchase your book at the event for 20.00 Cash. What are critics saying about ARTICULATION? Cesi Davidson’s short plays are swift but indelible, both light and enlightening, their profound human truths conveyed with power and originality. Each piece assembles an intriguing, often whimsical or fantastic cast of characters (a young man and his dream mothers, […]
Johndca Spencer opens our season with her heartfelt spoken word artistry. This event, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, takes us into her experiences with family violence. She’ll bring us into a world where love and violence reside together. Yet, she’ll leave us with dreams, hope, and a belief that supportive, respectful family life can exist.
We celebrate the close of our fourth season with a special revisit to a new play that provides a different glimpse into the life of Sojourner Truth. TREE provides a playful and inspiring view of Sojourner as her younger self, Isabella Baumfree. We dive into our exploration with jazz music and contemporary movement. We reach […]
Billy Duffy is a trombonist/educator/composer born and raised in New York City. He is a recent graduate of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Billy has performed at venues such at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, and many more. Billy is also a private music instructor and has been […]
SPOKEN WORD IN REAL LIFE Featuring the poetry of Johndca Spencer. Feel the Word. Feel Inspired. Feel Joyous. Spend an hour of your afternoon during this Holy season with us. Become Spencered and moved by the soulful music of Billy Duffy. 4/20/2019 4-5 PM Free Admission Limited Seating
Isreal McKinney Scott will lead a creative team featuring Alex Blade Silver, Jose Febus,and Xavier Galva for the staged reading of two new contemporary plays: Happy Meal Also and My Mother My Wife. Men are part of our conversation about women and families.
A student of life, Nzingtha continues to reinforce all things human in each character she plays. From her first role as Lena in the late Gertrude Jeanette’s play A Light in the Cellar, her role as Harriet Tubman in the play Harriet Tubman, The Woman, to her current role as a young African-American student. She […]
Short Plays to Nourish the Mind & Soul is pleased to welcome Cate Bottiglione, featured actor in the revival of Beullah Rising to debut on February 16, 2019 at the George Bruce Library. Cate Bottiglione, SAG-AFTRA/AEA. Cate is a big fan and user of the NYPL, her home location: Aguilar Library on E. 110th St. […]