New Play: Asylum by Cheril N. Clarke, coming March 17


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Asylum, a brand new play written by Cheril N. Clarke, will make its premiere at the 10th Anniversary Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York City next month on March 17.

Asylum is a piece that is near and dear to my heart as I’ve been working on getting it produced for almost four years now,” says Clarke. “It’s an emotional story of love, courage, fear, pain and triumph—it’s based on a true story and is about a young lesbian who fled Uganda to escape death at the hands of her own family. Yes, you read that right. She was going to be the victim of an ‘Honor Killing’ because she was a lesbian.”

If you happen to be in the NYC area on March 17, come out and see the show. It’s a one-night-only production at the HERE Arts Center in Soho.

For more information about Asylum, including a link to buy tickets, please visit: www.asylumtheplay.com

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Laurinda D. Brown’s Sometimes It Snows in Atlanta lands Sept. 2


“Is there a difference between overdosing and trying to commit suicide? Some think so…I know I do.”

Simon and Schuster/Strebor Books national best-selling author and playwright Laurinda D. Brown’s fourth theatrical production, “Sometimes It Snows in Atlanta,” addresses mental illness in both the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and African-American communities. While society stigmatizes mental illness, these communities often suffer multiple stigmas inclusive of race, gender, and socioeconomic pressures. Homosexuality, in and of itself, is considered a taboo topic in the African-American community; however, mental illness is often given the same treatment.

In “Sometimes It Snows in Atlanta,” three couples – one lesbian, one gay and one transgender – confront issues associated with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety. Once each of the couples arrives for therapy, it is discovered that there is more at issue than just mental illness.

Check out the dynamic performances in “Sometimes It Snows in Atlanta,” Friday, September 2, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in The Rialto Center for the Arts. Red Carpet and VIP Reception begin at 6:30 p.m.

Last Showing of Intimate Chaos Stage Play in Philly!


Don’t miss out!

In two weeks the hilarious dramedy, Intimate Chaos, will hit the stage for the LAST TIME in the Philadelphia tri-state area! There will be three shows with SEATING LIMITED to 100 per night and though you can purchase the night of the event, it is strongly advised that you purchase in Advance to not only Save Money but to Secure Your Seat! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The shows will be at the Adrienne Theatre, which is located at 2030 Sansom Street. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and the dates are September 30-October 2. There will be discount parking for patrons at the parking lot across the street from the theatre.

IN ADDITION, there will be a celebratory happy hour this coming Monday, Sept. 20 at Warmdaddy’s Restaurant from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Early guests will enjoy a complimentary selection of appetizers, but for the duration of the evening there will be a cash bar and full menu available. Warmdaddy’s is located at 1400 Columbus Boulevard in the Penns Landing area and is adjacent to United Artists at Riverview movie theater. There is PLENTY of free parking in the area.

This will be a great time to see some friends on the Philly Arts scene and meet some others. Hope to see you there!!!

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Back by popular demand and as a Featured production in the inaugural Philadelphia Urban Theatre Festival, Intimate Chaos is an urban dramedy that explores a lesbian relationship complete with love, lust, abandonment and betrayal. Packed with comedy, drama and its share of salacious scenes, this show ultimately explores the romantic relationship between two headstrong women as well as heterosexual/homosexual friendship dynamics.

******WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT INTIMATE CHAOS******

“The brilliance of Cheril N. Clarke is astounding.” – Out IN Jersey

“Lesbian novelist creates success out of Chaos.” – Philadelphia Gay News

Intimate Chaos (the book) brings us dyke drama in all its glory as it chronicles Sadira and Jessie’s roller-coaster relationship.” – Curve magazine

“Take a sexy, sultry book brimming with drama and deceit, add actors and a set to bring it to life, and you’ve got yourself a play worth paying for!” – GO Magazine