WUAL Presents “Wake Up To Life: Out of the Ashes”

This innovative project is a collection of one-act plays and scenes from four emerging African-American playwrights. The featured Playwright’s Showcase is co-directed by Jeannine Gaskin and Ansley Valentine. Please join us as we reflect on themes of self-esteem and health issues. WHEN: 6PM Saturday, May 15, 2021 3PM Sunday, May 16, 2021 WHERE: Zoom (viaContinue reading “WUAL Presents “Wake Up To Life: Out of the Ashes””

Meet the Playwrights to “Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes”

Adetokunbo Knowles Borishade, Ph.D. Adetokunbo Knowles Borishade, Ph.D. is an emerging local producer, playwright, and screenwriter. She is a semi-retired professor who uses her scholarship and expertise in Africana Studies to continue teaching knowledge of African history and culture in the field of performing arts rather than limiting it to academics. Since her retirement in 2013,Continue reading “Meet the Playwrights to “Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes””

“Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes” Play Synopses

This innovative project is a collection of one-act plays and scenes from four emerging African-American playwrights. The featured Playwright’s Showcase is co-directed by Jeannine Gaskin and Ansley Valentine. Please join us as we reflect on themes of self-esteem and health issues. Synopses: “To Be or Not to Be African” by Adetokunbo Borishade Kyra Johnson, aContinue reading ““Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes” Play Synopses”

CASTING CALL for “Wake Up To Life: Out of the Ashes”

presenting: “Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes” – A playwright’s showcase directed by Jeannine Gaskin and Ansley Valentine We are seeking African American actors for the following productions: “To Be or Not to Be… African” by Adetokunbo Borishade “Where Winter Rests on a Wounded Heart” by Evonne Fields-Gould “That Guy” by Peter A.Continue reading “CASTING CALL for “Wake Up To Life: Out of the Ashes””

Meet the “Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes” Co-Directors!

Jeannine Gaskin Jeannine Gaskin, a Cleveland actress and director, is excited to be co-directing this showcase of new plays with Ansley Valentine. She just finished co-directing “Until the Flood” by Dael Orlandersmith at Malone University with Craig Joseph. She had her directorial debut at Baldwin Wallace University in “Devised Blues: Uncut & Funky” and sheContinue reading “Meet the “Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes” Co-Directors!”

Meet Peter A. Fields and Evonne Fields-Gould

Check out my interviews with Peter Fields and Evonne Fields-Gould on their playwrights’ artistic writing process of: “That Guy” and “Where Winter Rests on a Wounded Heart.” These plays are part of the “Wake Up to Life: Out of the Ashes” projects funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and supported by Rainey Institute. Do checkContinue reading “Meet Peter A. Fields and Evonne Fields-Gould”