Categories: Spoken Word/ Lecture

6/17: Fifth Annual Juneteenth Theatrical Celebration

June 17, 2019
6:00 p.m. Art Exhibit & Cultural Tour
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Staged Reading & Post-Show Reception
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WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

Theater companies, museums, colleges and universities around the country will unite for this annual theater celebration that revives and re-introduces forgotten classic plays in the American theater. Cultural Noire Performing Arts Company and WorldBeat Cultural Center, in partnership with Project1VOICE, will present a Staged Reading of Lynn Nottage’s classic play, “Crumbs from the Table of Joy.”

‘Crumbs from the Table of Joy” is a coming-of-age story told through Ernestine Crump. Set in 1950 with the ever-present backdrop of working-class Brooklyn New York, Ernestine’s seventeen-year-old world is turned upside down after her mother dies and her father moves her and her sister from Pensacola to Brooklyn. This memory play examines racism, feminism and the challenging nature of change.

Featuring: Andrea Agosto; Portia Gregory; Anthony Hamm; Lori Jefferson; Bianca Ostojich; and Gina M. Jackson as Narrator. The reading is directed by Gina M. Jackson and Portia Gregory.

New York City-based Project1VOICE is an internationally recognized performing arts service organization committed to presenting programs and initiatives that promote and support the American theater, specifically Black playwrights. Since Project1VOICE’s inception in 2009, it has played a vital role in making theater accessible to communities, connecting with a widely diverse spectrum of artists, teens, and families, through its robust educational initiatives and public programs which have prompted cross-cultural conversations for cognitively diverse audiences. One Play One Day is Project1VOICE’s signature event.

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