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Black Fire White Fire

Playwright Peter Ullian and  Friends

Playwright Peter Ullian and  Friends

Black Fire/White Fire

Directed by David Winitsky

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Waylon, a Cuban Jew (a Jewban), returns to the small island off the Florida coast where he was raised to bury his parents. At the shiva he meets Kingsley, the dark-skinned Caribbean Torah scholar and art teacher, whose foul-mouthed and frank boyfriend Teddy lets on that something is awry with his father Big Ted,  the local sheriff. A randy murder mystery with a side of Talmud. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Black Fire/White Fire  Contains tons of adult material. Children are advised not to attend!

When I read Peter’s play the first time I thought, ‘NO WAY!’. But then I couldn’t get it out of my head. It’s wild and rude and brilliant and fun.
— Artistic Director David Winitsky

Peter Ullian’s (Playwright) work for the stage has been produced off-Broadway and at theaters throughout the US and UK, and has been supported by production grants from the NEA.  His dramatic works include:  Signs of Life: A Tale of Terezin (AMAS Musical Theatre, Village Theatre); Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Prince Music Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, 37 Arts); Eliot Ness in Cleveland (The Directors Company, Denver Center Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse); and Hester Street Hideaway (En Garde Arts).  His awards for dramatic writing include the Gilman Golzalez-Falla Commendation Award, the Roger L. Stevens Award, and the Barrymore Award.

David Winitsky (Director) is the founder of the Jewish Plays Project, a collaborator with StorahTelling,  and a PresenTense New York City Fellow. He has directed or assisted on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally at Papermill Playhouse, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Festival and Philadelphia Theatre Company.  NYC: Displaced Wedding (New Worlds Theatre Project),  A Wonderful Flat Thing. (14th St Y), Dominic D'Andrea's One Minute Play Festival, Brooke Berman's Until We Find Each Other (Midtown International, produced by Oscar-winner Mara Kassin). Regional: Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (What Exit?), and Javier Malpica's Our Dad is in Atlantis (Playwrights Theatre).  MFA in Directing from Northwestern, BA in Mathematics from Cornell. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab and Emerging Artists Theatre. David is the proud husband of playwright and painter Elizabeth Samet, father to Ezekiel (12) and Alexander (9), and a long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fan.