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.
THE GAY SCHOOLTEACHER!
THE FALSE ACCUSATION!
THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!
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
Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2011
Matinees: Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2011
Time: 3 PM
Roy Arias Theatre Center
300 W. 43rd St. @ 8th Avenue
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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”.
14th Annual BGL Cruise Presents Highly Acclaimed Play About Gay Schoolteacher Accused of Child Molestation
Sailing November 2-10, 2011
For the first time, The Songmaster BGL Cruise will present its guests with an evening of enchanting live theatre! “Armstrong’s Kid”, featuring NPA Thandiwe De Shazor, is a riveting piece written by three time NAACP Theatre Award and NAACP Image Award-winning novelist, playwright, filmmaker, journalist and actor Stanley Bennett Clay. The play stars a gay schoolteacher (Clay) who is falsely accused of child molestation by his best friend’s fourteen-year-old son and spends nearly a year in prison before the truth is revealed.
Eleven years later, the now-grown accuser (co-star Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor) goes to the cabin retreat of the falsely accused to seek forgiveness. What follows is a blistering showdown, ripe with bitter confrontations, shocking revelations, vicious humor, hidden desires, and bitter truths exposed.
The Songmaster BGL Cruise may be smooth sailing but Stanley Bennett Clay’s “Armstrong’s Kid” promises to rock you like you’ve never been rocked before!
Sailing: Nov. 2 through 10, 2011
Book now to get the lowest prices! To join the Mailing List, visit www.bglcruising.com or contact Mark Harris @ 415-922-2916 for details
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NPA Thandiwe De Shazor Featured at the International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley!
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 Projec t”.
NPA Thandiwe De Shazor is featured in Pomo Afro Homos , the remount of the highly acclaimed piece, Fierce Love .
Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 8pm
Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 7pm
3225 8th Street NE Washington, DC 20017
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 .
Friday, March 4th, 2011 @ 11pm
2021 14t Street
NW DC 20009
Recently, NPA Thandiwe Thomas de Shazor was featured in the Oakland Local for his pro-activism within the Queer Community. Oakland Local contributor and author of the article, Tehea Robie notes, “In him, I see a sense of purpose, the art we have yet to express, the fantasies we’re forced to suppress, the release of the rawest and realest gay divinity and the lives we have yet to save.”
To read more, click here .
Thandiwe is also featured in Oakland North for his work with Oakland Pride, a local LGBT organization. In this article, Thandiwe is recognized for his work on a popular LGBT web series, It Gets Better , a project organized by struggling gay teens and adolescents. To read more, click here .
Article by: Karmah Elmusa