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Pinkins, who won a Tony Award for her performance in Jelly's Last Jam and is a Tony nominee for Caroline, Or Change and Play On!, appears in Goddess Hair and Nail Salon, one of the eight selected 10-minute plays in the series of new work.
Anita Gillette (The Big Meal at Playwrights Horizons) and Joyce Cohen (John Ferguson at The Mint Theatre) star in St. Augustine, FLA.
Additionally, Spook, a one-act play inspired by Maya Angelou's poem "Willie," is shown all three days. Written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, it features Kayla Aimable, Amelia Pedlow, Derric Harris (A Free Man of Color) and Jonas Goslow.
"Every artist involved with the festival is bringing something compelling to the table and we are delighted to offer them this opportunity," said Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Red Shirt producing artistic director, in a previous statement.
Everybody Into the Gene Pool by Stephen Mo Hanan. Directed by Dev Bondarin.
Living Room by William Coyle. Directed by Jonas Goslow.
St. Augustine, FLA by Aurin Squire. Directed by Suzanne Grodner (Bye Bye Birdie).
Empties by Liam Kuhn. Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.
Hands by Becca Schlossberg. Directed by James Harkness (Guys and Dolls).
Reconcile, Bitch by Desi Moreno-Penson. Directed by Jonathan Musser.
Goddess Hair and Nail Salon by Patricia Ione Lloyd. Directed by Elizabeth Ostler.
Apples and Corn by Joseph Yeargain. Directed by Alexis Williams.
Founded in 2011, Red Shirt Entertainment is focused on all elements of production. The company's vision is to "encompass the interests of all persons involved in entertainment, from the audience to playwrights, giving opportunity to both the established and the aspiring."