Last week marked the kickoff of The Negro Ensemble Company’s (NEC) Cutting Edge Playhouse: Emerging Playwrights Competition with the world premiere of Wendell Edward Carter’s Hurricane House.
Aspiring to promote the next generation of “Playwriting Giants”, this series produces workshop productions of three new works in hopes of selecting one for full production in an upcoming season (via audience feedback and a panel of industry judges). This year’s finalists include: Wendell Edward Carter (Hurricane House), Michael A. Jones (Hercules Didn’t Wade In the Water), and Holly M. Eaton (Swing).
NEC’s long-standing legacy of introducing new works include award winning plays by Samm-Art Williams (Home, produced by NEC in 1979 and moving to Broadway in 1980) and Jospeh A. Walker (The River Niger, produced by NEC in 1972 and moving to Broadway in 1973).
Hurricane House, by Wendell Edward Carter | August 11-14, 2016
Hercules Didn’t Wade In the Water, by Michael A. Jones | August 18-21, 2016
Swing, by Holly M. Eaton | August 25-28, 2016
August 11, 2016 – September 4, 2016
Thursdays – Saturdays 8PM | Sunday Matinee 3PM
Summer Shares at La MaMa
74 East 4th St. | New York, NY
$18 General Admission | $15 Seniors, Students, & Groups of 10 or More
Online | necinc.org
Phone | OvationTix 866-811-4111