Tenth Anniversary of the Center for Black Literature Event
Staged Reading of Gypsy & The Bully Door
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Central Brooklyn Public Library
Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library and The Norman Mailer Center, presents a staged reading of Gypsy & The Bully Door, a play by Nina Angela Mercer. Gypsy & The Bully Door was developed at The Norman Mailer Center’s August Wilson Blues Poetics Workshop, led by author, playwright, and dramaturge Paul Carter Harrison; and coproduced by Ocean Ana Rising Inc. in association with With A Cherry On Top Productions. This production is directed by Nikkieli DeMone, artistic director of The American Theatre of Harlem.
Gypsy & The Bully Door is a story of race, class, sex, dreams, and the magic we conjure to make it in America and in the world. The play is written by playwright Nina Angela Mercer and inspired by Toni Cade Bambara’s novel The Salt Eaters. The program will also include a spoken-word performance and a talkback with the audience. Mercer’s other plays include Gutta Beautiful; Racing My Girl, Sally; and Itagua Meji. Productions have been performed in Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Trinidad and Tobago. She is the executive director of Ocean Ana Rising Inc., and teaches at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Photos by Marcia Wilson, WideVision Photography, Inc.