Park Avenue Armory's artist in residence, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Gloria, Everybody), will host an intimate afternoon of readings and conversation at the Armory September 23.
Joining Jacobs-Jenkins for Sunday Salon: Literature will be Lucille Lortel Award-winning playwright and actor Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Lynn Nottage (Sweat) and Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and Obie Award winner Aleshea Harris (Is God Is).
Jenkins will also be introducing the boundary-bending work of some of the finest emerging playwrights. Michael R. Jackson (writer, composer, and lyricist of A Strange Loop, premiering at Playwrights Horizons in Spring 2019) will share a sample of his work with a set of songs, featuring special guest vocalist L Morgan Lee. Following the performance, three playwrights will read from their latest works-in-progress: Geraldine Inoa (writer for AMC’s The Walking Dead and SCRAPSwhich will have its 2019 world premiere at The Flea Theatre), Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy, Vineyard Theatre and Slave Play, New York Theatre Workshop, both premiering in 2019), and Princess Grace Award-winning playwright Jonathan Payne (Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d, which recently debuted at The Duke on 42nd street).
The salon will also feature performances by choreographer Raja Feather Kelly (The Feath3r Theory, Ugly) and films by performance artist Narcissister.