John L Warfield Center

Warfield Center Series: Performing Blackness

Black Art Matters: A Conversation about the Politics of Black Art Featuring Tony-award winning actress Tonya Pinkins and Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

Thu, April 28, 2016 | Gordon White Building Multipurpose Room (GWB) 2.206, 210 West 24th Street

3:00 PM

Conversation with Actress Toyna Pinkins
Conversation with Actress Toyna Pinkins

TONYA PINKINS is an award winning actress, singer, author, activist and educator. She portrays Ethel Peabody of Gotham on Fox TV and Miz Mimi Corcoran on HULU's miniseries 11/22/63. She will appear in the films Aardvaark and The Book Of Henry. Her book Get Over Yourself: How To Drop The Drama And Claim The Life You Deserve has been changing lives since its publication by Hyperion Books in 2006. Tonya just completed a successful run of Rasheeda Speaking (Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations) opposite Dianne Wiest at The New Group directed by Cynthia Nixon. Tonya's Broadway credits include: Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Time To Kill, Radio Golf, Caroline or Change (Obie, Lortel, AUDELCO, LA Drama Critics, Garland, and NAACP Theater Awards, Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations) The Wild Party, Play On (Tony, Joseph Jefferson nominations), Chronicle of A Death Foretold, Jelly's Last Jam (Tony, DramaDesk, Outer Critics Circle, Clarence Derwent, Monarch awards) and Merrily We Roll Along. She also sang at The White House for President Obama.

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