Black Theatre Fringe Festival of SoFlo 2023

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June 6, 2023

From: Black Theatre Fringe Festival Of SoFlo

2nd Annual Black Theatre Fringe Festival of South Florida is here! Join us June 7th - 10th, 2023 for our pre-Juneteenth Celebration of the Arts!!! Early Bird offers ends Feb 28th.

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Wednesday June 7, 2023

Joe Turner's Come And Gone

Playwright: August Wilson

Director: Alphonso Walker, Jr.

Synopsis: The second installment of Wilson's 3-plays series chronicling the African-American experience across the 20th century. Set in Pittsburg, PA, 1911, the play follows protagonist Herald Loomis, who, after seven years' of forced labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse as a free man. Although free, the mental scars of his enslavement and physical alienation during his imprisonment still oppress his spirit. He spends the bulk of his time trying to locate and reconnect with the family he was separated from when he was stolen. Through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he truly seeks is his rightful place in the world.
Doors Open at 6:30PM

Thursday June 8, 2023

BIG10 Director's Exposé

Join us as we put the discipline of Directing centerstage in a never-before-seen staging of the Art!
Each Director will present a :15minute scene! They've not only cast and directed their scene, but they've weighed in on all the technical elements too, and all in just 10 hours! You'll experience their final work in this public presentation as we highlight the director and examine how #DirectorsMatter Doors Open at 6PM

Friday June 9, 2023

Playwright's Festival

Wolf, the Musical

Playwright: Sophia L. Woods

Synopsis: The Big Bad Wolf of The Boy who Cried Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, & Little Red Riding Hood, comes face-to-face with all of his prey as he slyly attempts to capture them all in one epically adventurous tale! Rated Festival Choice for Young Audiences ages 4-11 yrs.
Show Time: 11AM

The Proof Is In The Storage

Playwright: Adeleane Dixon

Synopsis: Xavier is on his way to college when he is racially profiled and accused of murder! The only proof of his innocence is locked in a storage owned by a mean and surly man who refuses to release the evidence because of past due payments on the unit. Xavier's entire future depends on those old video tapes.
Show Time: 4PM

Define Waffle

Playwright: Kimberley Mullins

Synopsis: A true story of a running incident gone wrong when one friend tries to support another training for an upcoming Half Iron Man Competition. Unfortunately, she was ill prepared. This play shows the audience the inner thoughts of one runner and how things can take an unfortunate turn when our ego gets ahead of us, and we don’t prepare properly.
Show Time: 5:15PM

The Closet: The War Room of God's Children

Playwright: Autrea Hepburn

Synopsis: Shanté is a vibrant, outgoing 25-year-old entrepreneur from Carolina who has a lot going for herself. Typically unbothered by the chaos of the world, one day while she channel surfs, the pressures of the world invade her peace. Immediately her mental, emotional, physical, financial and spiritual thought are disrupted. Alas, all is made right in the closet.
Show Time: 6:30PM

Soul of a Black Woman

Playwright: Melvin C. Dawson, Jr.

Synopsis: Vashti is queen among her group of "chocolate girls," but the unity among these sistahs is tested when she publicly portrays her friends in error during her “One Woman Show”.
Show Time: 8:00PM

Saturday June 10, 2023


Class Time: 9AM - 10AM
Class: Playwriting for the Tour
Master: C. Joi Bradley, BFA Theater Management, Howard University

Class Time: 10:15AM - 11:15AM
Class: Broadway Dance
Master: Alphonso Walker, Jr., BFA Musical Theatre, Florida Atlantic University

Class Time: 12:45PM - 1:45PM
Class: Acting The Song
Master: Alphonso Walker, Jr., BFA Musical Theatre, Florida Atlantic University

Class Time: 1:55PM - 2:55PM
Class: Being Comfortable, Being Uncomfortable in Improv
Master: Alex Taylor-Smith & David H. Hepburn, MBA Management, Florida A&M University & Nova Southeastern University

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F.A.D.E. OUT (Sunset)
(Festival After Dark Event Outside)
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Date: Wednesday June 7, 2023 - Saturday June 10, 2023

Location: Liberia Sankofa Cultural Center - 2254 Douglas Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020

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