June 2: S. Epatha Merkerson, Barbara Montgomery and Ruben Santiago-Hudson are Set for Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre’s “Tuesdays in June 2020: Rapping with the Artists & Play Readings”

From June 2 to 30, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre will present “Tuesdays in June 2020: Rapping with the Artists & Play Readings,” a program of seven live-streamed discussions and play reading events featuring distinguished artists who have done formative and influential work at New Federal Theatre.

These events are New Federal’s inaugural virtual programming, aiming to connect and share some creative content with friends and supporters until we can all meet in person at the theater. All events are free but registration is
required and donations will be gratefully accepted. To register, send an email to: nftvirtualprograms@gmail.com.

June 2 at 3:00 PM:
S. Epatha Merkerson, Barbara Montgomery and Ruben Santiago-Hudson discuss their artistic journeys.

June 9 at 3:00 PM:
J. Alphonse Nicholson and Howard Craft discuss the theatrical realization of the play, “Freight: the Five Incarnations of Abel Green.”

June 16 at 3:00 PM:
Director Petronia Paley and playwright Larry Muhammad on the birth of the production, “Looking for Leroy.”

June 16 at 7:00 PM:
“Looking for Leroy” featuring AUDELCO Award winning actors Tyler Fauntleroy and Kim Sullivan, directed by Petronia Paley

June 23 at 3:00 PM:
Playwright Bill Harris and actors Denise Burse-Fernandez and Guy Davis discuss their collaboration.

June 30 at 3:00 PM:
André De Shields and Chuck Smith rap about creating theater centered around historical figures.

June 30 at 7:00 PM:
Trevor Rhone’s “Two Can Play,” featuring Ron Bobb-Semple and Joyce Sylvester, directed by Clinton Turner Davis.

KUDOS FOR Woodie King, JR.
On May 19, the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards were announced in a virtual presentation hosted by Charles Busch and Julie Halston. Woodie King, Jr., Founding Director of New Federal Theatre and Off-Broadway producer and director, was honored in the category “Legends of Off Broadway,” recognizing sustained achievement in Off Broadway theater.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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