LeBeauf, Fuller, Anderson, Nottage and Tommy Will Discuss New Projects in Unique Panel at Harlem Stage

News   LeBeauf, Fuller, Anderson, Nottage and Tommy Will Discuss New Projects in Unique Panel at Harlem Stage A handful of dawning plays by African-American writers will be discussed by a panel Feb. 23 at Harlem Stage in Manhattan, marking a rare collaboration of six New York City theatre companies.

Called "I've Known Rivers," the event will feature "five gifted African-American theatre artists — all of whom have projects happening almost simultaneously at five of New York's most respected non-profit theatres" discussing "their lives, work and current projects."

Actress Sabrina LeBeauf (to appear in Three Sisters for Classical Theatre of Harlem in partnership with Harlem Stage in February-March) will moderate the "conversation with Christina Anderson, Charles Fuller, Lynn Nottage and Liesl Tommy" at 7 PM Feb. 23 at Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue at W. 135th Street.

Harlem Stage will host producing companies Classical Theatre of Harlem, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater and Signature Theatre Company.

Christina Anderson is author of Inked Baby, Playwrights Horizons, March/April; Charles Fuller is author of Zooman and the Sign, Signature Theatre Company, March/April; Lynn Nottage is author of Ruined, Manhattan Theatre Club, January-March; and Liesl Tommy is director of Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro, The Public Theater, March/April.

The event title comes from a poem by Langston Hughes, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." "I've Known Rivers" is presented as part of the Harlem Stage Partners Program.

Admission to the event is free, but reservations are required and may be made by calling the Harlem Stage box office at (212) 281-9240 ext. 19 or 20 or via e-mail at boxoffice@harlemstage.org (limit two per person).