EPISODE TWO: But That Play is Set Over 100 Years Ago!
With Warren C. Bowles, Ivory Doublette and AJ Friday, and moderated by Signe Harriday
October 7 at 7pm on Facebook Live
FRANKLY SPEAKING’s second episode will invite a panel of Black actors to address the value, challenges and rewards of working on a play set in a historical period that has parallels to the current moment in which we live.
Warren C. Bowles, Ivory Doublette and AJ Friday, performers who appeared in Frank’s recent production of THE CONVERT, will discuss their experience with the play, set in Zimbabwe under the colonialist government of 1896, and how this history resonates with them and informs their roles as contemporary artists in these current tumultuous times. This episode will be moderated by Signe Harriday. The public is invited to participate in a Q&A following the discussion on Facebook Live.
FRANKLY SPEAKING: What’s Up With That?
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Part of Frank Theatre’s mission is to create work that “explores ideas and issues of social, political and/or cultural concern.” Although that mission cannot be accomplished on the stage during COVID, Frank Theatre believes in the importance of continuing to have conversations that question the world we live in. Taking the moniker from Frank’s regular newsletter, “FRANKLY SPEAKING: What’s Up With That?” invites the public to join in an exploration of the kinds of questions that drive and inform the work that Frank typically puts on stage.