Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting Class of 2019 Work-in-Progress Readings: A Dead Black Man


A DEAD BLACK MAN, by Tanya Everett Directed by Christopher Burris What is the worth of the black male body? When faced with his corpse, we are confronted by the best and worst humanity has to offer.


Tanya Everett hails from Mass, bred in Brooklyn, to pursue her career as an actor and writer. Her plays have been performed in many Off and Off-off Broadway venues: including Cherry Lane, HERE Arts Center, TheaterLab, Kraine, Cherry Pit. Her play "A Slow Boil: Parts 1, 2,3" was recently performed as part of the 8th Season of the Fire This Time Festival. She was chosen for the 2016-17 Wright Club, a playwright development wing of the critically acclaimed, Amoralists. Other plays include: T(w)o Train: To Be In Transit(ion), We Were Never Meant To Survive, Doesn't Matter How You Say It, Got A Light," "Lady of the Lake, Virgin Christmas. She has written several screenplays and produced her short, Without Scars, which you can find on Amazon! As an actor, she has worked with notable directors including Russell G. Jones, Carl Cofield, Charles Weldon, and Oscar nominee Josh Fox. She recently wrapped the indie film, “Karma Club,” featuring Tony winner Chuck Cooper. She received a rave in the NY Times for her gender-bending performance as Antonia, opposite Ron Cephas Jones in Classical Theater of Harlem's Tempest. When she is neither acting nor writing, Tanya enjoys homemade food, live performances, working with youth, cuddling and communing with artistic spirits!

Oct 26, 2018

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