College of Liberal Arts

Actress and Playwright Presents Solo Performances about Grief and Awakening Sept. 8-11

Thursday Sep 8, 2011 8:00 PM | F. Loren Winship Drama Building, room 2.180

The Center for African and African American Studies presents "Quiet Frenzy," written and performed by Stacey Karen Robinson. "Quiet Frenzy" is a solo show about grief and awakening.  After a family tragedy, LaShonda falls apart and comes together in a fractured symphony of remembrance and rebirth, loss and laughter.

Performance Schedule:

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
Reception following performance

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
Talk back following performance

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
Talk back following evening performance

Robinson is an actress and playwright. The Bronx Council on the Arts awarded her a 2009 BRIO Award in Playwriting for the solo show, Quiet Frenzy.  She performed the work at Northwestern University as part of the Solo/Black/Woman Seriespresented by the Department of Performance Studies and at Pillsbury House Theatre as part of Non English Speaking Spoken Here: The Late Nite Series curated by Laurie Carlos and E.G. Bailey.  Workshop productions of the play occurred in NY at the Wild Project and the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College.  Quiet Frenzy will be published in the upcoming book, Solo/Black/Woman(Northwestern University Press).  Other plays include Wounded Heart, Deja and the January River, which received a workshop production at Rites and Reason Theatre of Brown University and Being in the Black, which was published in Find Your Voice: A Methodology for Enhancing Literacy Through Re-Writing and Re-Acting (Heinemann Drama 2004).  As an actress, she has performed with TheatreSquared, at P.S. 122 (Red Frogs), Perseverance Theatre (In The Blood), ZACH Theatre (Bee-Luther-Hatchee & The America Play), Hyde Park Theatre (blood pudding & Unmerciful Good Fortune) and The Perishable Theatre’s Shows for Young Audiences. She has also appeared in numerous New York staged readings and workshops, including performances with Rising Circle, New Georges, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, at HERE, New Dramatists, INTAR, the Public Theater, the Women’s Project and the Lark. She studied in the Actor Training Program of the Juilliard School and received a BA from Brown University in Afro-American Studies.  

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