‘A’ (What The Black Girl Found While Searching For God) by Taji Senior

‘A’ (What The Black Girl Found While Searching For God) by Taji Senior

Directed by Matrex Kilgore, with musical guest Alwyn Robinson
 “16-year-old ‘A’ is at war, battling herself and the world around her. She takes comfort in her relationship with God, her patient and compassionate friend who offers ‘A’ stillness and a listening ear. But just as she thinks she’s finally come to understand her own existence, God goes missing leaving ‘A’ to confront an antagonistic Narrator whose true identity may lead her to the peace she so desperately hopes to find.”

The Last Ring by Ashley Lauren Rogers

The Last Ring by Ashley Lauren Rogers

Directed by Diane Chen, with musical guest Psyche Chimère “Mari is a closeted transgender woman from Japan, and the number one contender for a professional wrestling title; if she doesn’t pay a ransom her trans status will be revealed to the world. We watch Mari take on her long time adversary Alexa in a ladder match for the WEW Prima Donna’s Championship.” Cast includes Lauren Elizabeth, Delong Le, Leanna Renee Hieber, John DeSilvestri, Mark Levy, and Samy Nour Younes.

The Last Ring by Ashley Lauren Rogers

Morir Sonyando by Erlina Ortiz

Directed by Rebecca Aparicio, with musical guest Xiomara Syngz “Genesis left her past behind long ago. But her mother’s release from prison forces them both to confront long-buried pain – and to wonder if they can ever become a family again. Morris Sonyando lovingly illuminates the blood ties that break and bind people.” Cast includes Ortiz, Daniel Colón, Gabriela Sanchez and Diomargy Uribe.

21 – Kevin Ray Johnson, Playwright/Actor/Blogger

21 – Kevin Ray Johnson, Playwright/Actor/Blogger

Kevin Ray Johnson is a Singer, Playwright, Actor and Director. He was most recently a Standby in George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center which ran until February 15th, 2020. He is also the playwright of A (Funny) Imagination! – An unauthorized parody based on characters from the cartoon ‘Doug’. which will be performing a three-show run with New York Theater Festival 2020 Winterfest at The Hudson Guild Theatre. Kevin is most known for his coming-of-age drama that he began working on when he was 19 titled The Unpredictable Times. It has has has been presented in readings and workshops at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, The Kennedy Center in their annual page-to-stage festival, The Dixon Place (which featured Tony Award-Nominee Alex Brightman), and more! Kevin also writes for OnStage Blog, providing content for their profiles page. In his “5 Questions” series, Kevin has had the privilege interviewing over 60 performers from Broadway, The West End, Off-Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, International and National Tours, and regionally! 

20 – Meghan Finn, Artistic Director/Director

20 – Meghan Finn, Artistic Director/Director

Meghan Finn is the Artistic Director of The Tank. Her work has been seen at the Tank, the V&A, Serpentine Galleries, The Wexner Center, SCAD, The Logan Center for the Arts, Museo Jumex Mexico City, The Power Plant, Canadian Stage, Carnegie Mellon, Brooklyn College, MIT, the Great Plains Theater Conference and others. She has directed three world premieres by playwright Mac Wellman, including most recently The Invention of Tragedy at The Flea. Finn is currently directing the world premiere of I am Nobody a new musical by Greg Kotis at The Tank; as well as The Nine Dreams: Blake & the Apocalypse by writer Nick Flynn as an immersive performance installation at The Silos at Sawyer Yards for CounterCurrent Festival, Houston. She is a frequent collaborator of conceptual artist and sculptor Pedro Reyes, and directed DOOMOCRACY for Creative Time. She has collaborated with photographer Mitch Epstein on a live performance with cellist Erik Friedlander as well as premieres by Erin Courtney, Peggy Stafford, Gary Winter, Ben Gassman, Alexandra Collier, Carl Holder, Eliza Bent and Cori Copp. WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC by Caitlyn Saylor Stephens which premiered at The Tank in 2018 will tour in 2020 to ART HOUSE, The Koun Theater in Athens Greece and OnStage! Festival Rome.

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