Coming September 19 – “FENCES” By August Wilson

August 18th, 2014
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe Presents:

FENCES — A Play by August Wilson
Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay

Presented at The Soul Rebel new home: 1501 First Ave, Watervliet, New York 12189 exit 8 on 787 from Albany. We are at the corner of 15th street and First Ave across from The Senior home near City Hall.

Featuring: Emmett Ferris, Corey Ellis, Keyonn Everett, Frederick Jones, Donald Hyman, Sharon DeSilva, Autumn Wafer

Friday & Saturday September 19 & 20 at 8:00 pm
Sunday September 21 at 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday September 26 & 27 at 8:00 pm
Sunday September 28 at 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday October 3 & 4 at 8:00 pm
Sunday October 5 at 4:00 pm

General admission Price: $10.00
Students & Seniors $8.00
For more information, call 518-833-2621

Arguably August Wilson’s most renowned work, Fences explores the life and relationships of the Maxson family. This moving drama was written in 1983 and earned Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize.

The protagonist, Troy Maxson is a restless trash-collector and former baseball athlete. Though deeply flawed, he represents the struggle for justice and fair treatment during the 1950s. Troy also represents human nature’s reluctance to recognize and accept social change. In the playwright’s setting description, symbols connected to his character can be found: the house, the incomplete fence, the porch, and the makeshift baseball tied to a tree branch.


I just Stopped By To See The Man by Stephen Jeffreys

June 2nd, 2014
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe Inc. (SRPT) presents –


Starring Emmett Ferris, David Cerutti and Kim Wafer
Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay

I Just Stopped By to See the Man,” British playwright Stephen Jeffreys’ charming, thoughtful and mysterious riff on musical immortality, idol worship and lost souls looking for grace. Holed up in a shotgun house in the Mississippi Delta, a legendary blues man has hung his guitar over the fireplace and sworn off the music that made him famous.

“I Just Stopped By to See the Man is really about redemption and hope.” —North County Times

“This is a tough, sensitive play about values and commitments, heads and hearts.” —The Sunday Times, London

“In this richly humane and moving play, Stephen Jeffreys explores a fascinating corner of social and artistic history… It isn’t issues that drive the play but people and the love of music itself.” —The Daily Telegraph, London

“I Just Stopped By to See the Man is a rare pleasure, an interesting and involving play about the blues…an extremely atmospheric, well-constructed play.” —Curtain Up, London

Friday and Saturday June 13 & 14 at 8:00 pm
Sunday , June 15th at 3:00 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 19-21 at 8:00 pm
Sunday June 22, at 3:00 pm

For tickets and info please call 518-253-2888


Past performances

February 25th, 2014

WOW!the kids variety showfundraising eventHarriet Tubman Visits A Therapistbookends

2014 events

February 25th, 2014

Here what’s coming in the next few months

April 10, 2014 – Take Back The Night –  The fight against Sexual Violence with The Albany Law School at The Albany Law School.

May 10, 2014 – Fund Raising Event with Foods, Drinks and performances by some very talented performers.

June 2014 – TBA – Our first big production this year. More details coming….

July and August – Summer workshops and Educational programs for youths

September 2014 – TBA

November 2014 – TBA


A Life Saving Fundraising Event For ESTANNA BREWER January 17, 2014

January 17th, 2014
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe is proud to present a fun evening of talented actors/actresses performing short plays, Monologues and skits to help raise money for Estanna Brewer. Lets start the new year by helping Soul Rebel giving life to this  young girl who’s in need of a transplant. Please read below a letter from her family. ____________________________________________________
Dear Friends and Family, … We are writing on behalf of our daughter Estanna.  Let us tell you a little bit about Estanna. She has a twin sister named Diarrah.  She is 19 years old and has been on Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) her entire life, along with additional nutrition via G-Tube.  After several Hickman catheter placements, infections and intestinal surgeries, her doctor’s informed us that her only chance of a having a healthy life would be to have an intestinal transplant.  Estanna was placed on the transplant waiting list at Georgetown University Medical Center on June 21, 2013, in which while her name was actively placed she is attending her high school graduation.
Estanna loves to read, listen to music and enjoy time with her family whom she loves very much.  She also likes to watch old T.V. programs such as 7th Heaven, Saved By The Bell and her favorite Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  When her health permits, Estanna is part of the liturgical dancers at our church, (Mt.Calvary Baptist Church) visiting with friends and going to the movies.
Even with insurance there will be many uninsured, transplant-related expenses such as: co-payments and deductibles, doctor visits, travel and temporary relocation to the transplant center and the costly immunosuppressant medications that she will need to take for the rest of her life.
To help with this financial burden, a fundraising campaign has been established with SEFCU, in Estanna’s Honor anyone that would like to make a donation can go to any SEFCU Branch.  Please note that all donations are tax deductible the monies are used for transplant expenses only.
Title of Fund: “Transplant Donation Fund for Estanna Brewer”
Everyone tells us that we have a strong little girl, so knowing that she will have a better quality-of-life after the transplant gives us hope.  We greatly appreciate your support for our daughter during her journey in whatever way you can.
Thank you, John, Linda and Diarrah Brewer __________________________________________________
The event will be held at the:
New Covenant Christian Fellowship 365 Clinton Ave. Albany NY 12206 Time: 7:30 Date: Jan 17, 2014 Tickets: $15
For reservations and info about the performance call: 518-782-5425
For more info about Estanna please Contact:  Carolyn McLaughlin at 518 376 5120