LIVE! ONSTAGE | Ocean Ana Rising


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: 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