NYC Welcomes “Armstrong’s Kid”

September 13, 2011 by  
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After debuting in Los Angeles and leaving its mark on Oakland, “Armstrong’s Kid” makes its way to New York City! The Off-Broadway premier of the play features Three time NAACP Theatre Award-Winner, Six time Drama-Logue Award-Winner, and Image Award-Winning novelist, playwright, producer and actor Stanley Bennett Clay, and Nursha Project Artist, actor, playwright, comedian, and producer, Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor.


Stanley Bennet Clay stars in his gripping new play as a gay schoolteacher falsely accused of child molestation by his best friend’s 14-year-old son, and ends up spending nearly a year in prison before the truth is revealed.

Eleven years later, the now-grown accuser, co-star Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor, seeks forgiveness, igniting a blistering showdown rife with bitter confrontations, shocking revelations, vicious humor, dark truths, and lots of Jack Daniels.

Executive Producer Chas. Floyd Johnson

“This should be on Broadway!”
—award-winning actress Loretta Devine


Preview Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, October 5-6, 2011

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20

Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2011

Time: 8pm

Ticket: $30

Matinees: Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2011

Time: 3 PM

Ticket: $25

Theatre Information

Roy Arias Theatre Center

300 W. 43rd St. @ 8th Avenue

New York, New York 10036

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NPA Thandiwe De Shazor Featured at International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley

March 27, 2011 by  
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Join Thandiwe De Shazor at “Home Cooking,” a one-night stand of queer performances, music, movement, puppetry, and food at the International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley, presented by Eye Zen Art.  Thandiwe is workshopping some rewrites of his show, “Children of the Last Days,” and some new work, “Chicken Soup for the Chronic Masturbators Soul” or “The Wounded Boy Project”.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
8-10:00 pm
“Home Cooking”
International Home Theater Festival
Fort Webster
2522 Webster St.
Berkeley, California, 94702
Tickets: $7.99/$4.99 NOTAFLOF
Hosted by Alex Nowik and also features Seth Eisen & M.Lee, m.a. brooks, Jupiter the Metallic Massai, Karen Fox, Tho Vong, and other special treats!
For more information, click here.

Nursha Project Artist in Remount of Acclaimed Piece

February 17, 2011 by  
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NPA Thandiwe De Shazor is featured in Pomo Afro Homos, the remount of the highly acclaimed piece, Fierce Love.

Pomo Afro Homos Fierce Love (Remix)


Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 8pm

Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 7pm

Dance Place

3225 8th Street NE Washington, DC 20017


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Straight out of San Francisco’s Castro District, Pomo Afro Homos (Postmodern, African American, you know the rest), the badass brothas of queer performance rocked Dance Place in the 90s. Two decades later, Pomo co-founder, writer and director Brian Freeman remixes the company’s classic work Fierce Love with a fresh crew of San Francisco/Bay Area badass brothas.

Shining a light on Black gay life, the heart of Fierce Love is rooted in the early 1990s when it was created. While some of the pop culture references have been updated and a few new pieces have been added, including a hip hop number, many of the issues the show takes on have not changed in 20 years. As one of the few theatrical works exploring Black gay life, Fierce Love is still relevant in the US and beyond as the dialogue on race and sexuality continues to evolve.

To learn how to preview the piece before it appears at Dance Place, click here.

NPA Thandiwe De Shazor


Friday, March 4th, 2011 @ 11pm

Bus Boys and Poets (@ 14th and V)

2021 14t Street

NW DC 20009