OAR Live On Stage produces live theatrical productions written by women of color, facilitating the development of original work for the stage that may have lacked adequate production and/or dramaturgical support before entering the OAR Live On Stage program. Productions include multi media stage plays, environmental & street theatre, as well as a performance series featuring the artistic expressions of women of color playwrights, actors, dancers, film makers & poets.
OAR Live On Stage Production History: WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS: ART & CULTURE PROJECT. Co produced and Co curated by OAR Live On Stage (OAR, Inc.) & Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative. Venue Sponsor, The Brecht Forum NYC. Featuring Various Artists. -The Brecht Forum NYC. February 2010 – ongoing
GYPSY & THE BULLY DOOR, Written by Nina Angela Mercer. Directed by Eric Ruffin. Dramaturgy by Otis Zoe Ramsey. -Classical Theatre of Harlem Future Classics Reading Series at The Audubon Ballroom/Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center, NYC. May 25, 2011 at 7pm -Captial Fringe Festival, Washington, DC. July 2011 The Warehouse Theater 645 New York Avenue Washington, DC 20001 (202)780-0900 Performances: Tuesday July 12 @ 10pm Thursday July 14 @ 7:45pm Saturday July 16 @ Noon Tuesday July 19 @ 7:45pm Friday July 22 @ 6pm This production is presented as a part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe. Fort Fringe & the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar 607 NEW YORK AVE. NW WDC 20001 tickets: capitalfringe.org 866.811.4111
ITAGUA MEJI, Performed & Written by Nina Angela Mercer. Choreographed & Performed by Kimani Fowlin. Music by Matt “Swamp Guinee” Miller. -Brecht Forum, NYC. Februay 2010 -Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. March 2010 -Alternate ROOTS, Arden, NC. August 2010
REFUGE & RESISTANCE, Written & Performed by Piper Anderson, Nina Angela Mercer, & Vanya Robinson. Visual Art by Torkwase Dyson, Tosha Grantham & Ayodele Ngozi. Soundscape by Ebony Noelle Golden. -The Brecht Forum, NYC. March 2009
GUTTA BEAUTIFUL, Written by Nina Angela Mercer. Directed by Eric Ruffin. Dramaturgy by Sybil Roberts. -The Warehouse Theatre, Washington, DC. July 2005. -The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for The Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC. July 2006. -Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, NYC by Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theatre. Company. October 2007.* -The Wings Theatre (a staged reading), NYC. November 2008 *OAR Live On Stage provided limited production support for additional graphic design & choreography