What is your current project? Everyday Afroplay
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
EVERYDAY AFROPLAY (EDAP) is a collection of tiny plays exploring contemporary ideas of blackness both globally and in an American-specific context. What’s happening here is kind of outrageous and impossible – there are 5 directors, a choreographer, 10 + actors, and designers working with me on 25 plays. JACK, which is located in Clinton Hill is so perfect for EDAP because there is so much room to experiment and test boundaries.
What’s next for you?
Since I got back from MacDowell Colony in January it’s been non-stop. I got the opportunity to present at Judson Memorial Church, Little Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Sanctuary at Here Arts, and NY Madness Festival. After Everyday Afroplay, I’ll be returning to my desk for rewrites, doing some traveling and probably taking a couple of naps.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Frontières sans Frontiéres at Bushwick Starr.
Any advice for your peers?
Instead of advice I’ll reveal what’s working for me:
- Actively supporting my colleagues work; openly sharing how I secured opportunities with them because Karma is real.
- Sharpening my “Trust my instincts” skill set.
- Getting comfortable with asking for more.
Instagram: @everydayafroplayDaaimah Mubashshir is a NYC playwright and excited to return to JACK this year. Everyday Afroplay was developed at The Bushwick Starr and The MacDowell Colony. Other plays have been presented by Little Theatre, NY Madness, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Sanctuary at HERE Arts, Going to The River Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fire This Time Festival, and Rising Circle Theatre Collective. http://www.daaimahmubashshir.com