New York, NY, March 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- NuAFrikan Theatre is proud to announce the cast of broken motherhood museum, written and directed by Miriam Tabb, opening on April 26, 2013 at the 133rd Street Arts Center. The cast features Arlene A. McGruder and the ensemble includes Ashley Burroughs, Adiagha Faizah, Kari Joy Hinkson, Nathaly Lopez, Shereen Macklin, Leila Okafor, Juanita Pearl, Analisa Velez, and Jasmine Webb.
Broken motherhood museum is a poetic installation theatre piece that exposes the personal struggles women face throughout pregnancy and parenting. While experiencing this living exhibit, the audience is encouraged to engage with the characters as they make difficult, often nontraditional, and taboo choices regarding their bodies, lovers, children, and sexuality. Broken motherhood museum is a play in which the audience is challenged to actively view and experience the burden of unrealistic expectations in motherhood we place on women and ourselves.
Broken motherhood museum will run 12 performances from April 26-May 5, 2013, at the 133rd Street Arts Center located at 308 West 133rd Street, Harlem, New York. Performances are at 7:00 PM on Tuesday – Saturday evenings, with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM. General tickets are $20 at the door and are available at the 133rd Street Arts Center box office one hour before curtain or by calling the box office at 347-855-7281. Advance online tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for seniors, students, and artists. To purchase advance online tickets, visit http://brokenmotherhoodmuseum.brownpapertickets.com.
Miriam Tabb is a collaborating artist-in-residence with NuAFrikan Theatre NuWorks. She is an emerging actress, poet, spoken word artist, and playwright. Her poetry in performance has been featured at the Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poet's Café, Santos Party House, and Moca Lounge, and she has collaborated poetically with Stage of Fiends and Bending Threads Cabaret Company. Her most recent off-Broadway performances include her one-woman show Matriarch at Theater Lab and the role of Venus of Willendorf in Alfred Preisser's Caligula Maximus and as an puppeteer/ensemble member of Theodora Skipitares' Medea (both at La MaMa E.T.C). As a playwright, she wrote and directed Turning Points, an ethnodrama on the African American male experience, which premiered at Aaron Davis Hall. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from City College of New York.
NuAFrikan Theatre NuWorks supports the development and production of works by emerging playwrights through playwriting mentorships, staged readings, administrative, marketing, and financial support for the production of new plays.
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