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THE FRANK SILVERA WRITERS' WORKSHOP IS AT IT AGAIN IN FY 2012-2013
To celebrate its 40th Anniversary Season the FSWW:
Announces the Submission of New Play Scripts for its Reading/Critique Series of New Plays.
The 40th Playwrights Outreach Program of the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop, Inc., is in its Fiscal Year 2012-13 Season (From FY 1973 to FY 2013)
(Funded in part through the New York State Council on the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, private contributions and the Puffin Foundation, Ltd.)
THE FRANK SILVERA WRITERS' WORKSHOP FOUNDATION, INC.,
To celebrate its Fortieth Anniversary Season:
Announces the Submission of New Play Scripts for its 2012-2013 Monday Reading/Critique Series of New Plays (Website: http://www.fsww.org, email: email@example.com).
For Immediate Release:
The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Foundation, Inc. will present a Reading/Critique of a new play, “Last Stop In Life,” written by Aileen Kilburn, directed by Fredric Michaels, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Monday, May 13 & 20, 2013. Location: The Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 Saint Nicholas Ave., NYC, NY 10027 (Enter on West 123rd Street). The Reading is free and open to the Arts and Cultural Community of New York City and the Tri-State area.
The Workshop (FSWW) is a new and known playwrights development program, which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary season as a memorial to the late actor/director/producer Frank Silvera (1914 -1970).
Playwrights can mail their plays scripts to the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, P.O. Box 1791, Manhattanville Station, New York, NY 10027-1791, or hand - delivered at the Workshop’s Monday (6:30 PM – 9:00 PM) Reading Sessions (The location to be confirmed).
Email and online copies cannot be opened from the Internet. For further information playwrights, directors, actors and producers can call the Workshop at (212) 281-8832, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see the website: http://www.fsww.org.
Travel directions: Take the A, B, C, D Train, or the #3, #60, #100, #110, #15 Bus to West 125th Street at Saint Nicholas Avenue and walk south to West 123rd Street. Enter to the lower level of the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 Saint Nicholas Ave, at West 123rd Street.
What new Theatre persons can bring or Mail to FSWW, P.O. Box 1791, Manhattanville Station, New York, NY 10027-1791:
1.) Playwrights: A copy of a new play (No email copies will be accepted)
2.) Actors: A photo & resume
3.) Directors: A resume and a photo, if available.
For further information, call the Workshop (212) 281-8832 (Tel.)
Email: email@example.com, Website: http://www.fsww.org
HarlemLive Internet Youth Magazine will not host the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop's 40th Anniversary and its Larry Neal Memorial Playwrights' Seminar Series.
Visit our website: www.fsww.org and click on Calendar
For further information, call the FSWW at (212) 281-8832,
FSWW's Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1791, Manhattanville Station, New York, NY 10027-1791
The Mayor of the City of New York, HON. MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, in concert with THE GREATER HARLEM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presented an OUTDOOR GARDEN RECEPTION Celebrating HARLEM WEEK'S 31ST ANNIVERSARY,
to pay tribute to the History of BLACK THEATRE In New York &The National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum.THE 2005 BLACK THEATER AWARD was presented to GARLAND LEE THOMPSON, SR., Co-founder/Executive Director of the FRANK SILVERA WRITERS' WORKSHOP, INC.,
for 34 years of continuous and dedicated service to BLACK THEATRE IN HARLEM and beyond, by THE GREATER HARLEM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. The special event was held on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 5:30pm.
The special ANNUAL HARLEM WEEK RECEPTION and celebration was at GRACIE MANSION (East End Avenue at 88th Street, New York City)
THE FRANK SILVERA WRITERS' WORKSHOP WILL NOT RETURN TO TEACHERS COLLEGE/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.
In addition to the FSWW Annual Open House,
the HarlemLive Internet Youth Magazine will not be asked to host the Workshop for its Fall registration for the Workshop's Larry Neal Memorial Playwrights' Seminar Series on Saturdays, 3 - 5pm, (The return date and location is to be announced in September 2012, and any changes will be posted on the Calendar page).
For further information, Call (212) 281-8832 tel., or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address of the Workshop is c/o Garland Lee Thompson, Co-Founder/Executive Director, PO Box 1791, Manhattanville Station, New York, NY 10027-1791.
Garland Lee Thompson, Founder/Executive Director of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop Foundation, Inc., received an AUDELCO (BLACK THEATRE RECOGNITION) PIONEER AWARD for 2003
(Photo courtesy of English photographer Graham MacIndoe (In the Feb. 26, 2003 article, "HARLEM UPRISING," by Sarah Adams in the "O" Magazine of London, England)
1.) For new playwrights at the Workshop: What to bring or Mail - A copy of a new play,
(The FSWW Mailing address: P.O. Box 1791, Manhattanville Station, New York, NY 10027-1791)
2.) Actors: Bring a photo & resume for the Actors' Pool File.
3.) Directors: Bring a resume and a photo for the Directors' Pool, if available.
For further info. Call (212) 281-8832 phone Email: email@example.com, Website: http://www.fsww.org
The Workshop will need to seek donations and may have to charge. So it will not cost one the "shirt off one's back." And you can join in the discussion afterwards.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT. WE HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT! AND PLEASE KEEP IN CONTACT. WE LOVE AND NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
(Note: We are looking forward to seeing many playwrights, directors and actors there, for your presence and your critique.)
ATTENTION: HARLEM ARTS ORGANIZATIONS & ARTISTS,
SEE THE WEBSITE TO JOIN THE HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE!
THE FRANK SILVERA WRITERS' WORKSHOP IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE, WHICH IS A GROWING COLLECTIVE OF THEATRE, DANCE, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, AND VISUAL ARTISTS (PRODUCER VOZA RIVERS IS THE CHAIRMAN, (212-926-0104 TEL). THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS LINDA WALTON AND A NEW STAFF IS IN PLACE. THE WORKSHOP'S FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GARLAND LEE THOMPSON, WAS A STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER & A FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER OF THE HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE. FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION, CALL THE HAA OFFICE AT (347) 735-4280 (TEL.).
THE HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE WILL MEET AGAIN ON MONDAY, JUNE 03, 2013. THE TIME: 10:00AM TO 12 NOON & THE LOCATION IS AT THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH, 91 CLAREMONT AVE., AT WEST 120TH ST).
Garland Lee Thompson & the late poet Richard Bartee, founding members of the Harlem Arts Alliance, would often meet on a sunny day on West 125th Street, in Harlem, NY.
THE HARLEM ARTS ALLIANCE HAS RECEIVED A $750,000 GRANT FROM THE UPPER MANHATTAN EMPOWERMENT ZONE. OTHER SUPPORT CAME FROM THE J. P. MORGAN/CHASE FOUNDATION, THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, THE ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL AND IS RECEIVING ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE NYC DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, NYSCA, NYFA AND THE OFFICES OF THE MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT.
THE PLAYWRIGHT SEMINARS WILL NOT REOPEN AT TEACHERS COLLEGE/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.
For registration & further information, Call the Workshop office at (212) 281-8832 (tel.) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The FSWW has been supported by the NYSCA, NY City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, The Center for Arts Management & Technology of Carnegie Mellon University & The Institute For Learning Technologies at Teachers College/Columbia University, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The Workshop is pleased to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts, has extended the Workshop's Special Arts Service Program Grant support for the year FY 2011-2012.)
The coming schedule of the Saturday and Monday Reading/Critique Series will be posted on the Workshop's Calendar page link here and above.
In the Reading/Critique Series, the Workshop's membership of playwrights, directors and actors will listen carefully to the plays and examine them with the playwright present, in the important critique process that has long been the principle and lasting component of the Workshop. The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, a nonprofit Theatre arts organization that is open to the Theatre arts community and interested general public.
The Workshop's archive collection can be viewed at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Attention to all playwrights: The Workshop is now accepting the new works of emerging and known playwrights, to follow in the foot steps of thousands of other known and new playwrights, who shall make historical cultural strives in the quest for theatrical and dramatic excellence in the year of 2012-13 in the new millennium.
THE 2013 NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL RETURNS JULY 29, T0 AUGUST 03, 2013
The Readers Theatre Series of New Plays (28 new plays), coordinated by Garland Lee Thompson, Sr., Founder/executive director of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop of New York, was again presented during the week-long (July 29 to August 03, 2013) National Black Theatre Festival at the Marriott Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC. Website: http://www.nbtf.org
THE READERS THEATRE SERIES OF NEW WORKS AT THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL
One of the integral components of the Festival is the Readers' Theatre Series of New Works. The series is designed to showcase the work of minority playwrights and these works can be one-acts or full-length plays (Multi-Characters plays are preferred. One-person plays are still in pilot mode only, to service as many new playwrights as possible).
Garland Lee Thompson, Sr., Executive and Artistic Director of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, is the curator of the Series. The Series is made up of two components. The first is "New Plays At High Noon" and the original component, "Theatre Conversations At Midnight." Seating is limited at the High Noon and Midnight readings in the conference rooms at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.
EMAIL SCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!
*A formal letter of introduction clearly stating the following information: Writer's Name, address, city, state, zip, phone numbers (home, office, cell), email & website.
*Cast Breakdown Sheet
*Typed script, Double spaced, pages numbered
*Font: Times Roman or Arial - 12 pt. *Three-hole punched
*Please do not staple script
*Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard so we may acknowledge receipt of your script.
Mail one (1) script, to this address: The Readers' Theatre Series c/o Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, P. O. Box 1791 Manhattanville Station, New York, NY 10027-1791
Mail one (1) script, to this address: National Black Theatre Festival Readers Theatre Series, P.O. Box 95, Winston-Salem, NC 27102-0095, The NBTF office tel. (336) 723-2266.
Please note that there is a new submission fee for the 2013 NBTF Readers Theatre Series. See the Website: http://www.nbtf.org, for details.
The deadline for new play submissions to the NBTF was May 31, 2011, postmarked. The 2013 Festival will be July 29 - August 03, 2013. For new play submission guidelines and the submission fee, see the Festival website: http://www.nbtf.org.
For further information, please contact Garland Lee Thompson at (212) 281-8832 (Tel.) or e-mail: email@example.com. For additional information about the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, visit our website: http://www.fsww.org
The Festival was founded by the late Producing Artistic Director, Larry Leon Hamlin (right), Founder of the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre of Winston-Salem, NC.
The 2011 Festival was attended by some 65 to 75,000 Theatre professionals, such as noted actor Ted Lange, and a large loyal following of the general public from throughout the South and around the country. A large delegation of New York actors, directors, designers and leading producers attended the Festival as in the past years. So, the main hotel, the Marriott Hotel, was again completely booked. We are speaking of famous persons, such the "Theatre living legend," Producer Woodie King Jr., who has been in attendance at every National Black Theatre Festival since the original one, founded by Mr. Hamlin, with Dr. Maya Angelou (the first National Chairperson) in the fateful summer of 1989.
Dr. Maya Angelou (seen left with the Workshop's Founder/executive director Garland Lee Thompson, at her home during the National Black Theatre Festival in 1995), did originally bring in TV star & Producer Orpah Winfrey and the Pulitzer Prize playwright August Wilson, to be the only two "stars" that were honored at the original 1989 opening gala dinner, and the rest is history! It is time to prepare for the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival and the opening Gala and special Tribute to the late Founder Larry Leon Hamlin, who is now an Ancestor. Ashe!
Note: Our spiritual leader & Yoruba High Priest, Dr. Olasope Oyelaran, formally of Winston-Salem State University, led the Closing Libation Ceremony (A special salute and celebration for our Ancestor Larry Leon Hamlin) and Grand Processional on Saturday night, August 6, 2011. And now we shall move on to prepare for the return of the (Monday, July 29 - Saturday, August 03, 2013) Festival, in Winston-Salem, NC, our spiritual home and "Holy Ground." Ashe!
THE READING/CRITIQUE SERIES OF THE WORKSHOP
For further information Call the Workshop's office at (212) 281-8832 (Tel.), or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(The FSWW has been supported by the NYSCA, NY City Council/Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, J. P. Morgan/Chase Smart Re-grant Program/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the National Black Theatre Festival of Winston-Salem, NC, The Edler G. Hawkins Foundation, the Institute For Learning Technologies of Teachers College/Columbia Univ., the Center for Arts Management & Technology of Carnegie Mellon University, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Time Warner. Inc., the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dr. Carlton Molette, Dr. Barbara Molette, Natsu Ifill & private contributions)
FOR YEARS PEOPLE HAVE ASKED: WHO WAS FRANK SILVERA? <<<<<<(Click here to find more information on his history)
The late great actor/director/producer, Frank Silvera, 1914 -1970 (born in Kingston, Jamaica),
was honored posthumously, with the Mediamix sponsored
FY 2000 "Doctor Bird" Award in Kingston, Jamaica,for his years of acting work in the American film and television industry.
(More than forty films and TV series)
(THE DOCTOR BIRD AWARDS IN FILM AND TELEVISION OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA, W. I)
Frank Silvera also had a long stage and American Theatre career and history in the American Negro Theatre in Harlem, New York's Broadway Theatre, in Hollywood, San Francisco and the USA.
(He founded his Frank Silvera Theatre of Being in Los Angeles, Ca. in the 1960's)
For information on the Year 2013 season for FSWW as well as for the continuance of the Monday Reading Critique of New Plays,
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