Black-n-White Cafe

Arts and Entertainment

May 20, 2016

From: Know Theatre Of Cincinnati

There's more than cookies crumblin' down at the Black-n-White Cafe...

A diverse group of fun-loving patrons at a local hipster cafe are brought face-to-face with their fears when confronted by a larger society that seems to be crumbling like the famous NY-style black and white cookies that the cafe is known for. One by one, as they are confronted by the issues at hand, they learn to face one another honestly as they grapple with the awkward truths revealed as the story unfolds.

Group/Artist Bio: KJ Melson began her artistic life as a jazz singer in the Seattle area, studied theatre arts in college, trained at the Actors Studio West, and then studied for several years with the late, great Frank London. She has worked as an actress in LA, NY, and in Europe, and has spent the past fifteen years developing her skills as a director and devisor of original work, which incorporates her extensive training in Meyerhold's psycho-physical system, biomechanics, with the Russian practitioner, Gennadi Bogdanov, as well as Italian commedia dell'arte maestro Antonio Fava. She earned her PhD in Performance Practice and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare at the University of Exeter, in Devon, England, and also holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Hawaii. Her fledgling company, arte-fact theatre collective, hopes to find a permanent home in the next year in order to attract a core of permanent, international artists dedicated to creating beautiful and provocative professional theatre, school shows and teen interventions, as well as work-place training and creative consultancy. She is currently living in Dayton, Ohio, where she spent the past year teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting at Wright State University.

Fri, June 3, 2016, 8:25 PM
Sat, June 4, 2016, 2:30 PM
Sun, June 5, 2016, 8:40 PM
Tue, June 7, 2016, 7:15 PM
Sat, June 11, 2016, 4:00 PM

OTR Community Church
1310 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


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