***Update*** Click here to listen to this interview online!
Tune in from 7:00PM-9:00PM tonight on Philadelphia’s 88.1 WPEB to hear me chat with the host of “Freedom Readers,” Rhone Fraser. This will be my second time in the studio with this extremely thoughtful host and I’m looking forward to the experience. If you’re in the area please do tune in and feel free to call in with your opinions.
We will be discussing the publication of MyFamily! Books for social change/justice as well as the portrayal of loving LGBT-headed families of color in America.
Many thanks to the host, Kat Williams, for inviting me back on her show, Sippin’ on Ink! Tune in next week Wednesday, 3/30/11 at 8:00PM EST as she and I chat about my most recent work, The Beautiful People and upcoming joint venture of publishing children’s books with my wife, Monica Bey-Clarke!
Sippin On Ink is an exploration into all things LGBT oriented. If you are a writer, artist, producer, musician, filmmaker, poet or actor or just interested in all of the above, then this is the show for you! Direct link to show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sippin-on-ink
Well, Intimate Chaos the play enjoyed another successful run as a featured production of the inaugural Philly Urban Theatre Festival. Closing night was slightly bittersweet for me as I'd already decided to put live theatre on a hiatus so that I could devote more time and energy to new projects including film and literature. I have to say, however, that we couldn't have had a more energetic closing! I was very happy with the work of my cast (pictured below), so much so that I've decided to share some footage that I'd originally taken just for myself. I feel that the closing show on Saturday, October 2, 2010 may have been the best since it's inception in 2007.
In addition to enjoying the work of the cast and crew, I'm also grateful for the press attention that was garnered through the festival producer (and my show director), Kash Goins. In prior blogs, I posted copies of news articles and press features of Intimate Chaos, and in this one I will not only embed video footage from the show, but also a link to a radio interview that I did along with fellow playwright Heather Thomas with West Philly's Rhone Fraser on WPEB, 88.1FM.
As mentioned above, the following video footage is not professional, it was recorded by me from the tech booth for the sole purpose of studying and looking for areas of improvement, however, I've decided to share a few clips from Act II and just a few reactions from patrons after show. Getting the comments was an on the whim decision, that captured some wonderful thoughts from people who attended and I'm really happy to know that everyone enjoyed the production. Thanks to everyone who came out and help make it a success! The audience was tremendously diverse across the board from age, to gender to race, and orientation, which is a wonderful thing. To our patrons, you are greatly appreciated!
Intimate Chaoswas written and produced by me, Cheril N. Clarke. This production (as well as the Plainfield, NJ production from May 2010), was directed by Kash Goins. The current cast is as follows:
Tiffany Barrett – Sadira
Lee MeKhai – Jessie
Walter DeShields – Devonte'
Nicole L. Tucker – Kenya
Daira Guerra – Stacey
Please do you leave your thoughts and comments, especially if you were at one of the shows!!!