Meet Kim Weston-Moran & The Diary of an Afro Goddess, REMEMBRIN’ ME!

Name:  Kim Weston-Moran

What is your current project?

The Diary of an Afro Goddess, REMEMBERIN’ ME! a healing journey back to self & Day of Absence!

Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?

Producing The Diary of an Afro Goddess and REMEMBERIN’ ME! and performing in NEC’s 50th Anniversary performance of Day of Absence. Afro Goddess is presented at the World Famous Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe and the space is ideal because through out it’s history, the Nuyorican has presented on edge spoken word and avant-garde theatre. REMEMBERIN’ ME! is premiering in our new event, RA Pop-Up Family Theatre & Dinner at The Paul Robeson Freedom School, housed at St Luke’s and St. Matthews Church in Brooklyn. An ideal location for RM because our goal is to reach the community. Day of Abscence is being presented at Theatre 80 St. Marks, an historical space that was around when the Negro Ensemble Co. was founded down the block, 50 years ago.

What’s next for you?

After the above 3 projects, which end Dec 15th, RHYTHMCOLOR Associates will be presenting POTPOURRI! Part II – Work In Process, featuring a Backer’s Staged Reading of new play by Maryam Myika Day and directed by Elain Graham on January 10, 2017 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, NY and directly after, RA will present our 2nd Annual Evening of Appreciation of Trailblazing Women & Institutions, January 29, 2017 at ART-NY South Oxford Space. For more information on all these projects:

Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?

My parents, always. The are both artists and taught me so many important cultural history and the importance of family.

Want More?

Website: www.rhythmcolorassociates.com
Twitter: @RHYTHMCOLOR21 and @KimWestonMoran1

KIM WESTON-MORAN (Actress/Producer/Director/Teacher). Kim is CEO of RA/RHYTHMCOLOR Associates and Founder/Producing Artistic Director of POTPOURRI! World Works Series, in it’s 8th year. She was Associate Prod. for the National Black Touring Circuit for 7 yrs. A veteran award-winning actress known for her character work. Kim has shared the stage with phenomenal artists, including: Minnie Gentry, Bill Gunn, Roxie Roker, Phyllcia Rashad, Gylan Kain, Patricia O’Connell, Anthony Chisholm, Ellen Dolan, S. Epatha Merkinson, Charles Weldon, Barbara Montgomery, Reggie Montgomery, Marjorie Johnson, Count Stovall, Bill Cobbs, Dominique Morisseau and Darnell Williams. Kim has been nominated for four AUDELCO Awards and won for Lead Actress in Don’t Explain with Ron Cephas Jones; directed by Rome Neal. Her most recent acting credits include: Negro Ensemble Company’s Workshop Production of SWING at La MaMa Theatre, and Crossroads Theatre Company’s’ premiere of AUTUMN by Richard Wesley. Kim also, directs, coaches, is an Acting Teacher with a focus on Basics for new and returning actors, writes; and her new passion is dramaturgy. Over the years, between acting gigs, teaching and activism; she presented several projects and supported several playwrights, including PJ Gibson, Sabura Rashid and OWA, PhD. Projects include: The Second Black Theatre In America Conference (Medgar Evers College); Eclectic Tuesday Nites (Perk’s Supper Club), for which she Hosted and presented over 200 comedians, singers, actors, Jazz and R&B groups; WE IN HARLEM, BABY! a performance and visual arts salon; ANOTHER SIDE OF A KING – Films and Literature of Woodie King, Jr. (received ART-NY Award). Film & Television credits include title role in Ayoka Chenzira’s Feature, Alma’s Rainbow and CBS’s Divorce Court. Ms. Weston-Moran is currently working with The Paul Robeson Freedom School Afterschool Program as an Arts Consultant.. kimwestonmeoran@gmail.com


Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)

The Diary of an Afro Goddess/www.nuyorican.org & $18 at door.

REMEMBERIN’ ME! a healing journey back to self

@The Paul Robeson Freedom School

520 Clinton Ave in Bklyn.

December 2, 2016 11am & 6pm.

Tickets $10.

The Day of Absence by Douglas Turner Ward; 50th Anniversary of the Negro Ensemble Co. December 4-15, 2016 http://www.necinc.org

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Joe Gulla & The Bronx Queen

 

Joe Gulla, The Bronx Queen 1
Photo by Nicolaas Smit

 

Playwright’s Name: Joe Gulla

 

Tell us about your latest project: 
“The Bronx Queen” is the first chapter of my “Bronx Queen Trilogy”! It is the story of my young life as a gay boy growing up in an Italian working-class section of the Bronx. The title is not as simple as it may appear. Certainly, I AM a “Bronx Queen”. Ha! But, “The Bronx Queen” was also the name of a fishing charter boat that my Dad took me on as a youth. Ironically, he was taking me fishing on that boat to sorta “butch me up’! Put it this way, “branding” was not a hot concept in the 70’s!

What excites you about being a part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival?
As soon as I heard about this festival, I knew “The Bronx Queen” would be a perfect fit. My show touches on my obsession with legendary graffiti artist, Jean Michel Basquiat and, obviously, it is set in The Bronx. I don’t think you can get more “Downtown” and “Urban” than that! Oh… and I am a Native New Yorker. It’s been a dream of mine to perform at Joe’s Pub! Look at what this “simple Bronx boy with a dream” gets to do! “Excited” doesn’t even come close!

What’s your upcoming project after the Festival?
A week after my performance at Joe”s Pub, I fly to Colorado Springs, CO for the opening of a play I wrote called, “Gayfever”. It is about a man who finds out he is allergic to gay people! Ha! Break out the Benadryl!

Website: http://www.joegulla.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBronxQueen/?fref=ts
Twitter: @joegulla

SHOW INFO

Directed by Brian Rardin

Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30pm
Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street)
Tickets are $20 at http://www.dutfnyc.com or by calling 212-967-7555


CREATIVE AMMO, INC.
PRESENTS THE
2016 DOWNTOWN
URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL

FEATURING THEATER, SOLO WORKS & FILM
MARCH 4 – APRIL 9

Now in its 14th year, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUTF) is becoming New York’s premiere winter/spring theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The month-long festival, produced by Creative Ammo, Inc., provides writers and performance artists from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times.

The 2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival will run March 4-April 2 with performances at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street), Nuyorican Poets Café (236 East 3rd Street), HERE (145 Sixth Avenue – enter on Dominick Street), and the Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street). Tickets ($10-$30) may be purchased in advance at http://www.dutfnyc.com.