Performance: Pretty Fire
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
By Charlayne Woodard
Tuesday the 6 of November 2018 at 9:00 p.m. at Zoukak Studio, Beirut
Tickets: 25.000 L.L.
Tickets available through ihjoz.com and at the door
Free Entry for students (upon presenting their Student ID), unemployed citizens, migrant domestic workers and people working in the artistic field (artists, technicians, administrators...). Those benefiting from the free entry are asked to show at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the event.
In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells of her premature birth; of growing up with her parents and sister in Albany, New York; of her young and shocking discovery of the American South; and other tales of her family's survival through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph. This humorous and touching one-woman tour de force won NAACP Theatre Awards for Best Play and Best Playwright.
Written and performed by Charlayne Woodard
In English with Arabic Subtitles
Charlayne Woodard is a two-time Obie Award winner and a Tony Award nominee.
Her Broadway credits include the original company of Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Tony and Drama Desk nominations).
Ms. Woodard has written and performed four acclaimed solo plays: Pretty Fire directed by Daniel Sullivan, (LA Drama Critics and NAACP awards); Neat, directed Daniel Sullivan, (Irving and Blanche Laurie Theatre Vision Award, Outer Critics Circle nomination); In Real Life directed by Daniel Sullivan (Audelco, Backstage West Garland and NAACP awards, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); and The Night Watcher directed by Daniel Sullivan (LA Drama Critics and NAACP awards). She also wrote a multi-character adaptation of African and African-American folktales, Flight, directed by Robert Egan.
Ms. Woodard trained at Goodman School of Drama and is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio. She serves on the Dramatist Guild Council; The Council of Actors’ Equity Assoc.; the Board of Directors at The La Jolla Playhouse; and, is a fellow of the Sundance Film and Theatre Labs, Ojai Playwrights Conference and the Marble House Project.
Zoukak Sidewalks – The festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.