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    June 7, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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TRU Diversity presents A Cross Cultural Exchange: Diversity in Translation
Friday 6/07/24, at 5:00pm ET

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Hosted by the TRU Diversity committee: attorney/playwright Cheryl L. Davis, writer Scott Sickles and producer/dramaturg Janel C. Scarborough. In the room: Jamaican award winning theater maker David Heron, who is presenting the American premiere of McBEE a Caribbean adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth in tribute to the late playwright Alwin Bully, planned for Caribbean American Heritage month (June). mcbeetheplay.eventbrite.com The African Diaspora is vast, however non-American based stories very rarely appear on US main stages; while there are inherent universal commonalities, there are also specific nuanced distinctions which are ripe for exploration, discovery and discussion. Join us as we explore the Caribbean culture and it's place in our American theater.

    is a Jamaican born award winning Playwright, Producer and Actor. His six produced plays (Ecstasy, Intermission, Against His Will, Love and Marriage and New York City, Redemption and 4PLAY) have been performed on three continents, earning him five International Theatre Institute Actor Boy Awards, the Jamaican equivalent of Broadway’s Tony. His biggest international success to date has been his comedy drama Love and Marriage and New York City which has been performed throughout the Caribbean, Canada and Off Broadway at the Billie Holiday Theatre in New York as well as at The National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is currently working with actor and producer Malik Yoba to bring a revised version of his controversial courtroom drama Against His Will to the New York stage. As an actor, he has appeared Off Broadway, regionally and internationally in such acclaimed productions as Marley, The Musical (Baltimore Centerstage), The Emperor Jones (Irish Repertory Theatre), Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, (New Federal Theatre), Robinson Crusoe (Orlando Shakespeare Festival), and his own play Love and Marriage and New York City (Billie Holiday Theatre , Canada and The UK). He earned an Audelco Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor in Steve Carter’s Pecong at The National Black Theater and also received critical acclaim for the NBT production of Medea, starring opposite Tony Award winner Trezana Beverly. As one of the select few Caribbean born actors regularly performing Shakespeare professionally in the USA, his resume also includes some of the Bard’s most famous works including Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed at some the nation’s best known Shakespearean theatres-the St Louis Shakespeare Festival, The Virginia Shakespeare Festival, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and New York Classical Theatre.