C.A. Johnson, Kareem M. Lucas, and Matthew Paul Olmos Named 2019 Mentor Project Playwrights

Industry News   C.A. Johnson, Kareem M. Lucas, and Matthew Paul Olmos Named 2019 Mentor Project Playwrights
 
The writers will be mentored by Martyna Majok, Craig muMs Grant, and Taylor Mac as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's Obie-winning initiative.
C.A. Johnson
C.A. Johnson

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.

Matthew Paul Olmos, Martyna Majok, Craig muMs Grant,  Kareem M. Lucas, Taylor Mac, and C.A. Johnson
Matthew Paul Olmos, Martyna Majok, Craig muMs Grant, Kareem M. Lucas, Taylor Mac, and C.A. Johnson Monique Carboni

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.

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