Gloria J. Browne's trilogy, "Tales from the Neighborhood," will open "Through Her Eyes: Woman of Color Arts Festival 2000 March 10 at the Henry Street Settlement. David Sheppard directs the three plays, encompassing Mercy Killing, Waverly Place and The Narrator. The festival itself runs through March 26.
The 25 other pieces by women of color about women of color include Unequally Yoked, Panther Women, Miles Davis, Home Girls, Something Dangerous, First Time Anywhere I Saw Love Singing, Homage to the Goddess, Candy and My Vagina and Me. Authors of these pieces hail from across the globe from Asia and Africa to Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States.
"Through Her Eyes" is the second annual Women of Color Arts Festival, a series intended to highlight plays, musicals and films from women of color. New York City drama teacher Jacqueline Wade founded the festival.
The plays will be performed at four separate venues: The Theater for the Riverside Church (120th Street and Claremont Avenue), Henry Street Settlement (466 Grand Street), Riverbank State Park (679 Riverside Drive) and the Black Spectrum Theater (119 Avenue and Merrick Boulevard in Queens).
Tickets are $15 and $12. For more information call (212) 501-3842. -- By Christine Ehren