San Diego dramatists connect with storytellers currently isolated in assisted and skilled nursing facilities. Join us for streaming performances of their stories by San Diego actors in this special online event that is free to the public.
The first series of performances premieres on Friday, February 26 @ 7pm, and will be followed by a live talkback on Zoom.
Opening screening with live post – panel discussion:
Friday, February 26, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (PST)
I’LL HAVE GREAT NAILS by Mabelle Reynoso, performed by Rae Henderson
SCARY THINGS by Thelma Virata de Castro, performed by Joy Jones
MAKE A WAY by Gill Sotu, performed by Fred Harlow
A PIECE OF MY STORY by Aleta Barthell / Sylvia Combs M’Lafi Thompson, performed by Sylvia Combs M’Lafi Thompson
Tomorrow’s New Village Film Club:
One Night in Miami
Join NVA Artistic Associates Frankie Alicea-Ford and Milena (Sellers) Phillips for our monthly New Village Film Club! This month, we will be discussing Regina King’s critically-acclaimed drama, One Night in Miami. A meeting of civil rights icons Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown sets the stage for an unforgettable night in 1964, as the four men discuss their roles as leaders, imagining ways to move the country toward equality and empowerment for all Black Americans.
“At this moment in time, King’s directorial debut arrives like a thunderclap.” – The New York Post
“The film has the feel of theater, focusing on conversation and subtle power dynamics… But some nimble staging and stunning performances from all four of its lead actors make One Night in Miami pulse with energy.” – Vox
“The final moments of One Night in Miami… will haunt you, and they’ll remind you: There’s still work to do.” – Pajiba
A Weekend With Pablo Picasso
continues through March 15!
Herbert Siguenza’s unforgettable performance as Pablo Picasso is now available as a filmed adaptation! This is the perfect opportunity to discover (or re-discover) this haunting, provocative, and captivating production, fully-realized as a filmed adaptation of the critically-acclaimed stage play written by and starring Siguenza.
From NVA’s 2019 production of A Weekend with Pablo Picasso:
“Defiantly quirky… funny, mysterious, & uplifting!”– The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Vibrant and charming. wildly entertaining and surprisingly timely. – Vanguard Culture
“Electric… a visceral, heartfelt performance.”– The San Diego Reader
Presented by New Village Arts and filmed and produced by San Diego Repertory Theatre.