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Fireflies by Donja R. Love

Apr 20 2018 - 3:00pm

Princess Grace Fellowship Reading
Directed by Saheem Ali

All public events at New Dramatists are FREE of charge. Call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats.

Fireflies is the second play in The Love* Plays trilogy. Donja was awarded the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting, which includes a year-long fellowship at New Dramatists, for the first play in the trilogy, Sugar in our Wounds. Please join us after the reading for a reception to celebrate the culmination of Donja's residency.

About Fireflies: Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky is on fire. It lights the way for a pregnant Olivia. Her fiery speech writing is the sole force behind her charismatic husband, Charles, and his successful Movement, to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When hate attempts to extinguish their blaze after four little girls are bombed in a church, the smoke that sits atop Olivia and Charles' marriage thickens - as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that "this world ain't no place to raise a colored child."

The Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship is made possible by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

Event Details
  • Location
    424 West 44th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
  • Open to the Public
 
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