1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day As Rising Stars of Broadway, Film and Television Bring It Home to
New Orleans For Project 1 Voice With A Tribute To Dillard University Theatre
(May 30, 2012, New Orleans, LA) Lloyd Watts, rising Broadway and film star, a New Orleans native, has been seen on stage with Meryl Streep, and Kevin Kline. He can be seen in a PBS documentary film "The Stoop: Looking for Lenny" where he share face time with Roseanne Barr, Phyllis Diller, Paul Mooney and a host of other stars and a TV pilot, "Revamped", which is based on the New Orleans educational system; along with Nicoye Banks a talented young producer, stage and film actor, also from New Orleans, who can be seen in "Green Zone", "Brooklyn's Finest", the landmark film "Changing the Game" and has had a recurring role on "Law & Order", share the stage with film and stage actor Sherri Marina. Ms. Marina's credits include the HBO series "Sex and the City" and stage work in "Cloud Nine" "Fences" and "Jar the Floor" as well as nine years of service as the former Chair of the Department of Theatre at Dillard University. All three perform on June 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in a unique presentation of THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin. Produced by American Theatre Project in collaboration with Dillard University Theatre, in association with PROJECT 1 VOICE at Georges Auditorium on the Dillard University campus, the production is designed as a "staged reading". The one-night-only event looks and feels like a full-fledged play where sooner or later with these stellar personalities on the stage, the "script-in-hand" aspect of the performance disappears.
PROJECT 1 VOICE producing out of New York City in association with American Theatre Project, Dillard University Theatre, along with twenty-eight theatres across America will engage in a national day of celebration by producing staged readings of the play THE AMEN CORNER to highlight the efforts of institutions and organizations like Dillard University Theatre while honoring playwright James Baldwin on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The New Orleans production will be presented at the Georges Auditorium, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. The auditorium is located next to the Samuel DuBois Cook Performing Arts Center on the Dillard University campus.
THE AMEN CORNER stars Sherri Marina, as Pastor Margaret Alexander, Nicoye Banks as the sometimes wry Brother Boxer and Lloyd Watts, as Margaret's son David. Venita Matthews, Donna King, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Linda Merritt, and Rick Jay. Featured performers Jarrell Hamilton, Stephanie Chavis, Brittney M. James, Earl Farve, Zeb Hollins,III, Jamilia R. Jones and Elizabeth Erin round out the cast of characters in a storefront church in New York. THE AMEN CORNER is directed by Ed Bishop.
Dillard University, less than 15 minutes from the CBD by auto, in one of New Orleans' historic and most beautiful neighborhoods, Gentilly; is an awesome ride by bicycle via Elysian Fields Avenue or Esplanade Avenue via Broad Street. Distance from the Treme and Marigny/Bywater area is approximately 2 miles.
THE AMEN CORNER presented at the Georges Auditorium, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. General Admission tickets at the door are $10.00 and $1.00 for Dillard University students. For online tickets purchases visit www.atpno.eventbrite.com. Also visit www.project1voice.org. For additional information call 504.957.9283.