Summer: Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Justin Emeka
Starring Keith R. Oliver, Zainab Jah, Jaylene Clark, Sheldon Best, Tim Johnson, Matthew J. Harris, Anthony Vaughn Merchant, Mayaa Boateng, Kalon Hayward, Erica Camarano, Daisy Peele, Kambi Gathesha and others

PRAISE FOR Romeo N Juliet

New York Theatre Review

“It is a rare delight to see this many faces of different hues and tones with the melodic blend of Jamaican, Puerto Rican, West Indie, African American accents flowing so beautifully with Shakespeare’s text that some moments literally sing. But what’s remarkable is that in an enormous ensemble there wasn’t any noticeable weak link, while there were several stand-out performers.”


“as fresh as country lemonade, with its smart casting, and much is made of its African, Caribbean and contemporary American influences.”


Detroit 67

Presented in association with The Public

Written by Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

PRAISE FOR Detroit 67


“With its carefully charted plots and subplots, “Detroit ’67,” directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, has the diagrammatic feeling of an extended episode of a 1970s sitcom.”