MAY 2017 SALON

published May 09 2017

DELIVERY by Jelisa Jay Robinson
Sunday, May 21st at 6:30pm
Austin Playwrights Studio
5555 N. Lamar, Bldg. K, Ste. 125
When high school juniors Murdr, Mani and Javier find themselves in Ms. Tolivar’s English class, they begin to find themselves and express their views of the world around them.  They compete for a space in the end of the year poetry competition for scholarship money and bragging rights.  Welcome to the world of Black and Brown voices as they navigate living in the hood, police brutality, and the adventures of teen-hood.

Jelisa Jay Robinson is a Negra-Americana playwright from Houston, Texas.  Her play THE STORIES OF US was one of three plays chosen for the Austin Latino New Play Festival (2015) and was produced by Teatro Vivo in 2016. Her piece FAE AND PACIENCIA commissioned by ECHAME UN OJO Latinx Arts festival premiered in 2016.   She was one of 14 playwrights chosen to participate in the first Fornes Playwriting Workshop in 2016 and one of four finalists for the Seattle Public Theatre’s Emerald Play Prize. Robinson is a member of the LatiNegrxs Project and the founder of #Teatrolatinegro, an Afrolatin@ Theatre blog.

*Note that if you intend to have a Salon reading for your own work next season, you will need to have attended at least one Salon in the previous calendar year. This is the final Salon of our season, so take advantage of this opportunity. *

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