Brava Studio Sessions presents sash & trim and other plays
a dramatic reading and book signing with Djola Bernard Branner
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7pm
BRAVA Studio Session's presents a reading of the play, "sash & trim" directed playwright Djola Branner. Join us to for the reading and to celebrate the release of Branner's new book "sash & trim and other plays"
Djola Branner’s first collection of dramatic work, sash & trim and other plays, “takes the reader on a journey through blackness and queerness in ways that stretch the imagination and chronicle the history of black peoples in the diaspora,” says E. Patrick Johnson, professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Comprised of short plays cover (2006), oranges & honey (2005), the house that crack built (1996) and a full-length sash & trim (2008), this volume “expands the boundaries of ‘black’ art by experimenting with form, and bringing to the fore questions of gender and sexuality.”
The reading is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy a beer at our no host bar! Bring a friend! Please arrive on time. Seating is first come first serve and limited to 60 people
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Djola Branner is an interdisciplinary artist/educator who combines movement, sound and light to create compelling portraits of American life for the stage. His original full-length and one-act dramas give voice to individuals historically absent from the theater, and explore a diverse and complex range of human experiences. Co-founder of the award-winning performance group Pomo Afro Homos, Branner toured nationally and internationally with their shows Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life and Dark Fruit, performing in venues as varied as college cafeterias and the Lincoln Center. His work has been supported by the Creative Capital, Jerome, McKnight and Bush Foundations; and published in the anthologies Colored Contradictions, Staging Gay Lives and Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Lesbian and Gay Black Writers. He has taught dance, acting and dramatic writing for more than twenty-five years in community and academic settings including City College of San Francisco, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, Macalester College and American Musical and Dramatic Academy, among others. Branner is currently dean of the School for Interdisciplinary Arts and associate professor of theatre at Hampshire College. sash & trim and other plays is the first collection of his dramatic work.