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Friday, May 12, 2017

News: #SuiteReality Wins the 2017 Surya Recognition Award!




#SuiteReality will be receiving a
2017 Surya Recognition Award from Bonaly Reviews!

Honored to have partnered with Kalif Troy, Karina Banks, Tiffany Bacon,
Tiffany Roxanne Barrett, Ashley Ayanna, Ashley B. Spearman, and #AliyahIsis
to bring this work to life with the intention, inclusivity, accountability, healing,
meaning, brilliance, truth, and joy in which the award stands for!

ABOUT THE SURYA’S – Bonaly’s 2017 Recognitions: 
At the end of the first year, we are joyful about so many things that we experienced throughout the season, and we want to share our love by acknowledging some of that amazing work.
We also realized that so much happened this season that we weren’t able to see,
so we reached out to the community for their nominations
of Unsung Heroes who make Philly Theater great in less visible ways.

Bonaly Reviews is named for Surya Bonaly; a French figure skater. Bonaly was an excellent skater, but was also unique. She was a black skater with her own powerful style; a particular magic. She never broke any rules of the sport but she did go against the unspoken expectations.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

News: Women's History Month Conversation by the August Wilson Consortium

TS Hawkins, Nastassja Baset, Angelica Jackson-Thomas, Dr. Kimmika LH Williams-Witherspoon, and Lenny Daniels held a conversation celebrating black women in theatre and the arts. The conversation included black women building power within theatre community, the struggle to create their own space and stories as well as honoring the work of playwright & activist Lorraine Hansberry!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

News: Career Day at The Meredith School!

TS Hawkins had the pleasure of speaking at Career Day!
Chatting about Arts & Media Literacy and Poetry
with a slew of budding career enthusiasts.
What a grand experience!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Video: #SuiteReality by TS Hawkins [Brief "Political" Encounters 10-Minute Play Festival]

#SuiteReality
debuted during ReVamp Collective's
"Brief (Political) Encounters"10-Minute Play Festival

****Please pardon the festival's general wash on the actors****

#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins
directed by Kalif Troy
dramaturgy by Tiffany Bacon
choreography by Karina Banks
starring: Ashley Ayanna, Tiffany Barrett, Ashley B. Spearman, and Aliyah Isis

ABOUT THE PLAY:
#SuiteReality is a choreopoem experience that touches upon Women's Rights, Black Lives Matter, and #SayHerName; a campaign that highlights womyn who have been killed by the fragility of masculinity and police brutality.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
The festival will feature 7 ten-minute pieces written by local playwrights focusing on gender roles, gender stereotypes, women’s rights and other social issues related to the current political climate in Western society.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Events: #SuiteReality by TS Hawkins in ReVamp Collective's Brief (Political) Encounters 10-minute Play Festival


#SuiteReality
by TS Hawkins
directed by Kalif Troy

CAST
Ashley Adams
Tiffany Barrett
Ashley B. Spearman

CREATIVE TEAM
Tiffany Bacon | Dramaturgy
Karina Banks | Choreography

Sunday, Feb. 5th
at Plays & Players
8PM
$10 Tickets
CLICK TO PURCHASE

ABOUT THE PLAY
#SuiteReality is a choreopoem experience that touches upon Women's Rights, Black Lives Matter, and #SayHerName; a campaign that highlights womyn who have been killed by the fragility of masculinity and police brutality.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The festival will feature 7 ten-minute pieces written by local playwrights focusing on gender roles, gender stereotypes, women’s rights and other social issues related to the current political climate in Western society.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Radio: TS Hawkins on NPR for "To Protect, Serve, and Understand" 2016

"We're all human beings," says Wendell Dias of the Brooklyn's 73rd precinct. "We all have feelings, we all have emotions. We all have something we want to share, we want to communicate to someone else."

TS Hawkins, a Black Lives Matter activist and poet, replies: "It's easy, sometimes, I think, to sit and say we're all human beings, we all bleed red. But when you have a badge and I don't, that automatically means that your life is better than mine." READ MORE


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