The Many Faces of Nia
The Many Faces of Nia by Lenelle Moise
directed by David Winitsky
Featuring Helen Coxe, Joe Urla, Shyko Amos, Carolyn Faye Kramer, Adam Greene, Judith Hawking, and Anna Abhau Elliot
Beth is a good, loving, progressive Jewish mother. Her son is bringing his girlfriend (of one year) home for the first time. She happens to be black. Easy, right?
A critical (and funny) look at the things we never knew lived in our own heads.
Lenelle is a current Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow. She earned an MFA in Playwriting from Smith College in 2004. Her newest play K.I.S.S.I.N.G. was commissioned by the Clark University Theatre Department in 2014. Her two-act comedy Merit won the 2011-2012 Ruby Prize. In 2008, the Culture Project launched the Off-Broadway production of Expatriate, her critically-acclaimed two-woman show with all-vocal music (download The New York Times review). Her other plays include: Matermorphosis, Little Griot, Spilling Venus, The Many Faces of Nia, Cornered in the Dark, and Purple. As an actor, she co-stars with Karla Mosley in Expariate and appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Rebel Voices, a play based on the book Voices of a People's History of the United States.