A new festival has taken over Off-Broadway’s New Ohio Theatre with a focus on “queer, black, brown, differently able-bodied, and radical voices.” The #AmericanAF festival, which features a mix of plays, music, film, dance, comedy, visual art, and discussions, kicked off September 21and is scheduled to run through October 7.
The lineup includes Jeremy O’Harris’ play The Feels, directed by Ari Rodriguez, which runs over the course of the festival. The cast is made up of Jordan Bellow (Orange is the New Black), Greg Cuellar (Comedy of Errors), Jonathan Higginbotham (Yale School of Drama), Alexander Paris, Aleah Quiñones (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Maddie Wise (Minor Character).
The theatrical lineup also includes Adin Lenahan’s Asher Rhys Got Married Too Young; Alexander Paris’ Cancer, Cancer, Cancer; Andrea Hart and Kim Gambino’s Skin; Jackie Torres and Ian Fields Stewart’s Notes on Love, Home, Diaspora, and Failing Adulthood; and a new work by Cherry Lou Sy, among others.
#AmericanAF also features new writing, music, and politics by Philip Howze, Daaimah Mubashir, Mtume Gant, Frances Bodomo, Sanaz Ghajar, James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis, and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.
The festival is presented by Jessica Almasy (the TEAM, Small Mouth Sounds) and Ann Marie Dorr (The Bushwick Starr, Target Margin).
For the complete multi-bill lineup and to purchase tickets, visit AmericanAF.org.