2015 Performances

Healing of the Spirit

October 2015

5th Annual Pro Bono Celebration Event   Soul Rebel Performance Troupe and Prisoners’ Legal Services of NY at Capitol Repertory Theater

 

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

September 2015

by William Hanley at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Averill Park.  (Averill Park, NY)

What will happen when an anxious young black man, an old German immigrant and a pregnant, white teenager are thrown together on a strange, dark, fateful night in Brooklyn? Find out!

Starring:
Aileem Penn, Bill Douglas, Katharine Dashiell

Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay
With special permission by Dramatists Play Service

Characters and Cuisine

July & August 2015

Soul Rebel Performance Troupe’s annual Fun(d) raising event: 2 Performance Nights of Fun 3 course dinner 3 short, fun plays, prizes & surprises

Wedding Band

June 2015

A Love/Hate Story in Black and White – by Alice Childress

It is the summer of 1918, there is a war in Europe, and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julie is an African-American seamstress. Herman is a white man that has kept company with her for years. As their growing attraction accelerates into an affair, they must of course, deal with the prejudices and wrath of ignorance in early 20th century America.

Featuring: Khalidah Miller, Suzanne Baker, Sheilah Miller, Rob Currier, Rebecca Currier, Rebecca Hoffay, Regina Robinson, Candice Hynes, Adrian Coleman, Aubrey Wilson, Aileem Penn, Gisayah Johnson-Mann, Pablo Rivera.

Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay

August Wilson’s Fences

February 2015

by August Wilson at The Egg, Albany NY

The Capital District Black Chamber Of Commerce (CDBCC) presents FENCES – Performed by The Soul Rebel Performance Troupe. 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.

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

Directed by Jean-Remy Monnay