Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's

National Black Theatre
Institute of Action Arts

SERIOUS

ADVERSE
EFFECTS

Feb. 13 - 17, 2019

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National Black Theatre

Presents the Workshop Production of

THE FIRST DEEP BREATH

Written by

 

 

 

FEATURING

February 13 - 17, 2019

Pastor Albert Jones plans a special church service to honor his late daughter Diane on the sixth anniversary of her death. But when his eldest son, Abdul-Malik, returns home from prison, the First family of Mother Bethel Baptist Church is forced to confront a hornet’s nest of long-buried secrets. With each member of the Jones clan desperately fighting to stay afloat, sometimes a family that stays together drowns together.

This play was developed through the

I Am Soul - Playwright Residency Program.

Lee Edward Colston II

Directed by Malika Oyetimein

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Izmir Ickbal (Set & Lighting)

Elia Chuaqui  (Sound)

Tariq Al-Sabir (Musical Director)

Trevor Bumgarner (Composer)

Jeffrey Duffy (Dance Choreographer)

Belynda Hardin (Stage Manager)