A Weekend of Drama, Comedy, Monologues and Standup Comedy, including 4 One-Act Plays
July 2017 at First Congregational Church
INSTANT HARMONY by Joe Starzyk
Chris is a hopeless romantic who can’t find true love, so he turns to his friend Joe for help, and Joe convinces him to leave matters of the heart to natures truest match maker…the computer. As Chris meets his perfect match he encounters a great surprise. Still, this match may help him achieve instant harmony.
HARRIT TUBMAN VISITS A THERAPIST by Carolyn Cage
Harriet Tubman, suspected of plotting an escape on the Underground Railroad, has been sent to a therapist for evaluation. The doctor, also an African American woman, warns Harriet about the dangers of radical action.
VATICAN 3G by Joe Starzyk
Can you still receive absolution when the cyber-age invades the confessional? Or maybe it’s better stated by the age old joke: “A priest, a parishioner and a smart phone walk into a confessional…”
MERIDIAN MISSISSIPPI REDUX by Le Wilhelm
A young woman from New York City goes to Meridian, Mississippi, where her parents, who were freedom fighters in the ’60s, met and fell in love.
Featuring: La Comedienne Doreen Watson, Sheilah Miller, Andrew Vroman, Roseann Cane, Bill Douglas, Joe Starzyk, Carmen Longshire, Marquis Heath, Sierra Lynch, Carol Durant, Jean-Remy Monnay, Kim Wafer, Kelsy Nevins, Judie Bouchard. Stage Manager – Amelia Paul
By Lynn Nottage
by Danai Gurira. Starring Adrian Coleman, Angelique Powell, D. Colin, Kendra Neal, Michelle Gordon. Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive “wives” of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community.
Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
by William Hanley at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Averill Park. (Averill Park, NY)
The Unfinished Business of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A community celebration and dialogue in honor of Dr. King at the Saratoga Film Forum.
Healing of the Spirit
5th Annual Pro Bono Celebration Event SRPT and Prisoners’ Legal Services of NY at Capitol Repertory Theater
Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
by William Hanley
Characters and Cuisine
July & August 2015
SRPT Annual Fund Raiser 2 Performance Nights of Fun 3 course dinner 3 short, fun plays, prizes & surprises
A Love/Hate Story in Black and White – by Alice Childress
August Wilson’s Fences
The Egg, Albany NY
Within Prison Walls
Prisoners’ Legal Services of NY
August Wilson’s Fences
I Just Stopped To See The Man
By Stephen Jeffreys. watch on YouTube
Take Back The Night
April 10, 2014
Albany Law School’s Pro Bono Program and the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center “Take Back The Night“ – The fight against Sexual Violence
Fundraising for Estanna Brewer
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
Soul Rebel at Cap Rep produced in association with Pro Bono & Outreach Services
Variety Show for Youth and Adults
Reunion in Bartersville
By Celeste Bedford-Walker
By Celeste Bedford-Walker at the Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) and at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts (SLCA) in Averill Park, for Black History Month. Camp Logan is a World War 1 military drama in 2 acts. A theatrical drama based on the 1917 court martial and execution of 19 Black Soldiers of the 24th Infantry, written by Celeste Bedford Walker.Camp Logan received the NAACP Award for best play In 1994.
“A Weekend of One-Acts”
Soul Rebel Performance Troupe and The Village Stage teamed up for a first ever night of hilarious short one acts at The Art Center Of The Capital Region in Troy, New York.
Poetry at Albany’s Human Rights Event
Collins representing Soul Rebel Performance Troupe reading two of her poems at City Hall Albany Division Of Human Rights event.
Monologues, poetry, songs and skits
October and November 2011
Sand Lake Center for the Arts (SLCA), Averill Park NY
Soul Rebel has had success partnering with the Sand Lake Center for the Arts for two different variety events. The events, held in June and October 2011, presented original locally written pieces presented by Capital
Region actors, poets, and writers as well as a collection of visual
artwork and artesian crafts.
Black women in History and Arts
A celebration of black women in history and the arts in collaboration with the Women’s Building in Albany, New York.