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Theater Breaking Through Barriers to present 2nd Virtual Playmakers' Intensive: VOICES FROM THE GREAT EXPERIMENT- 8 plays created for ZOOM, AUG 3 – 10
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Theater Breaking Through Barriers
Presents
The 2nd Virtual Playmakers' Intensive:
VOICES FROM THE GREAT EXPERIMENT
Featuring Eight Original Plays Created Especially for ZOOM

AUGUST 3rd - 10th
Available on YouTube and Facebook

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Nicholas Viselli today announced the Second Virtual Playmakers' Intensive: Voices from the Great Experiment, scheduled for August 3rd through 10th, on YouTube nightly at 7:30pm or Facebook at 8:15pm, via ZOOM.

The eight original plays constituting the 2nd Virtual Playmakers' Intensive represent a diverse chorus within our American culture, newly created by playwrights Fareeda Ahmed, Enrique Huili, Khalil LeSaldo, Monèt Noelle Marshall, Chris Phillips, Tatiana G. Rivera, Christopher Chan Roberson, and Jeff Tabnick exclusively for and rehearsed entirely on the Zoom platform.

TBTB's VPI 2 will stream live performances of these new short works directly, one each evening. There are two ways to live stream - on YouTube nightly at 7:30pm (with live captioning, available only on YouTube) and on Facebook at 8:15pm.

The program will include:

The Olympians
by Fareeda Ahmed and directed by Kristin Heckler will feature Shravan Amin, Samantha Debicki and Paul Pryce;

Sing
by Khalil LeSaldo, directed by Ward Nixon, and featuring Martin Lewis and AhDream Smith;

3 Stops from Loop Tape Station
by Enrique Huili and directed by Ashley Scott, featuring Juan Carlos Diaz and Melissa Jennifer Gonzalez

M-O-U-S-E
by Christopher Chan Roberson and directed by Kimille Howard, featuring Scott Barton, Nayab Hussein, Ayako Ibaraki, and Sean Phillips;

Cloudbusting
by Chris Phillips, directed by Stuart Green will feature Jen Bradley, Richard Lear and Dan Teachout;

What If You Read My Plays
by Jeff Tabnick and directed by Richard M. Rose, featuring Alyssa M. Chase and David Harrell;

(UNTITLED)
by Tatiana G. Rivera and directed by Everett Quinton, featuring Veronica Cruz, Christopher Imbrosiano, Patrick O'Hare and Estrella Tamez-Penney;

3 Gods On a Zoom
by Monet Marshall and directed by Keyanna Alexander, featuring Kalilah Black, Robin Carmon Marshall, and AhDream Smith.

"Disability intersects with all populations in our world: every age, race, gender and sexual orientation. TBTB strives to create a common ground for all voices and serves as an ambassador in the quest for full, systemic equality in our world," said Viselli.

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) is the only professional Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities and altering the misconceptions surrounding disability by proving that disability does not affect the quality or integrity of art or artists. TBTB began in 1979 as Theater by The Blind and is celebrating the 40th season! In 2008 the name became Theater Breaking Through Barriers, to include artists with all disabilities yet retaining the "TBTB" acronym and becoming the preeminent Off-Broadway theater for people with disabilities, hailed by The New York Times as "an extraordinary troupe designed to defy expectations" and The New York Post as "quite simply one of the most enjoyable companies in the country."

You can find the Second Virtual Playmakers' Intensive: Voices from the Great Experiment on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheaterBreakingThroughBarriers/ or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/TBTBtheater.

For more information about any of Theater Breaking Through Barriers' productions and upcoming programs, visit:
Link http://tbtb.org
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