Playwrights C.A. Johnson, Kareem M. Lucas, and Matthew Paul Olmos will be mentored by Martyna Majok, Craig muMs Grant, and Taylor Mac, respectively, as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's Obie-winning Mentor Project. The mentorship will culminate in three fully staged productions February 20–April 13, 2019.
Grant will mentor Lucas on the development of The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro, a solo show that takes the audience on the subversive journey of a young Black man coming into himself. Performances will run February 20–March 2.
Mac will mentor Olmos on the development of three girls never learnt the way home, the story of three children, who, after being bused into a newly integrated school, are caught in the middle of complicated adult fears. Performances will run March 13–23.
Pulitzer Prize winner Majok will mentor Johnson on the development of The Climb. The play follows Tiffany, a directionless 30-year-old who is the sole subject of her wife’s photography career. When she takes off on a hiking trip, both women find themselves questioning everything, including the future of their marriage. Performances will run April 3–13.
All performances will be at Cherry Lane, located at 38 Commerce Street. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit CherryLaneTheatre.org.