We are incredibly excited to welcome Josslyn Luckett to Berkeley on Wednesday, 11/12 at 4PM for a reading of three of her short plays in Zellerbach Room 7.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the critically acclaimed one-woman show “Imitation Expert,” the intricate and lyrical two-hander “Rupture/Runnin’ Thru Risk/Runnin’ to Bliss,” and a new choral version of “Chronicles of a Comic Mulatta: an oreo/choreopoem.”
A former story editor and staff writer for The Steve Harvey Show, Josslyn Luckett wrote the original teleplay for the MTV movie, Love Song, starring Monica Arnold and Christian Kane and directed by Julie Dash. Her plays, “Rupture/Runnin’ Thru Risk/Runnin’ To Bliss” and “Chronicles of a Comic Mulatta: an oreo/choreopoem” have been performed at the Walnut Street Theatre, The Public Theater, and Aaron Davis Hall. Her solo piece, “Imitation Expert” was developed in Roger Guenveur Smith’s 2005 Mark Taper Forum workshop and performed at REDCAT in 2007. Her most recent play, “Like Her Shanti Doesn’t Stink: Black Women Eye to Iyengar” was commissioned by Company of Angels as part of their 2009 Black Women: State of the Union. In 2008/2009 she curated a six concert series at Culver City’s Jazz Bakery called, “Come Sunday: Jazz on the Sacred Side” featuring such artists as Dwight Trible, Lesa Terry, Eric Reed and Roberto Miranda. She has a BA from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies, an MFA from NYU in Dramatic Writing, and an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, where in 2011 she won the historic Billings Preaching Prize. A recent participant in the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC 2014), Josslyn is currently completing her PhD in Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research areas include jazz studies and independent cinemas of the U.S. Third World Left and the African Diaspora.
The reading will be directed by our own Miyoko Conley and is free and and open to all. Please note, though, that it will take place in ZELLERBACH ROOM 7, not our usual home in Durham Studio Theatre.