UPCOMING + NEWS
RECIPIENT OF THE 2023 PRINCESS GRACE PLAYWRITING AWARD
I'm thrilled to announce that I'm the recipient of the 2023 Princess Grace Playwriting Award! As part of this award and fellowship, I'll embark on a year-long residency with New Dramatists developing new work. More to come!
BEING UP IN HERE... @ THE BRICK X EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL 2024
Being Up in Here and All the Other Businesses that Don't Concern You OR When You See a Buncha Black People Running, What Do You Do? will have its world premiere in January 2024 as part of Exponential Festival. Stay tuned for more and ticket info!
FINALIST - NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE'S
I AM SOUL PLAYWRITING RESIDENCY
I am happy to announce that I was named a Finalist for The National Black Theatre's I AM SOUL Playwriting Residency. As part of this honor, I've generously received a stipend and will have a 1 Day Mirco-Development Workshop with NBT to explore what will become Mortal Kombat.
FALL 2023 LEAD ARTIST AT THE MERCURY STORE
This fall, I'll be creating something new as a Lead Artist at The Mercury Store; stay tuned for more info about the project.
"The purpose of a Mercury Store project is to create time and space for the theatre artist to ask a question – about a text, a form, a style, a specific production – and examine and interrogate that question in three dimensions in the studio."
LITERARY MANAGER AT THE WORKSHOP THEATER
As of December 2022, I've joined The Workshop Theater as their Literary Manager. I'm so grateful to have been a part of The Workshop community for the past 3 years as a writer and intensive facilitator, and I'm so excited to collaborate with The Workshop in this new capacity.
IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU @ BREAKING & ENTERING'S READING SERIES
Written by declan zhang | Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps
evening of Friday, July 28th | email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp + for the address
Breaking & Entering's Rooftop Reading Series curates and hosts readings in Crown Heights and Williamsburg during the summer and provides a vital opportunity to share space, nurture new works in development and, collaborate with some artists.
SIDE QUEST: A GAME/PLAY - QUICK + DIRTY @ THE BRICK AUX
Written by Katelynn Kenney | Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps
Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm | The Brick Aux 628 Metropolitan Ave.
The Brick Aux's Quick + Dirty (curated by Chad Kaydo) is a "quick and dirty" process where writers and directors are paired to present about 15 minutes of new work and work within a 2-hour rehearsal process before a public showing.
BY BROOKLYN COLLEGE'S 2023 MFA PLAYWRIGHTS
June 9th and 10th @ 8pm | tickets here | The Brick Theater 579 Metropolitan Ave.
After a transformative two years under the tutelage of artist-extraordinaires Haruna Lee, Dennis A. Allen II, and Elana Greenfield, the Brooklyn College playwriting cohort will self-produce and present the 2023 Weasel Festival, a showcase for recent graduates for the last 15-odd years. | In my play, Char, (directed by Talia Paulette Oliveras and featuring Nile Harris and Mariyea) Celina plans a cookout in her new neighborhood of St. Albans and everyone and their mom is invited. She's making beef burgers. Turkey burgers. Beyond burgers. Salmon burgers. Portobello mushroom burgers. Black bean burgers-you name it. But, what happens when her grill starts to send smoke signals throughout the neighborhood and summons an unlikely neighbor?
THE SWTICH @ THE BRICK'S ?!:NEW WORKS
Written by Russell Nichols | Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps | Assistant Directed by Jordan Powell
Today is Reckoning Day, which means the Three Fates must select one random person to die by flipping a switch. The women—Clo, La-La and Morta—have performed this sacred duty for centuries. But today, when one of them questions the validity of the law, the Fates have to make the hardest decision of their lives. | ?!:New Works is a yearly multi-week festival of 1-20 minute new works in all mediums featuring your most brilliant/disastrous ideas! Curated by The Brick Curation team, hosted by Garlan Jude. The spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival, ?!:New Works features a veritable slew of experiment(al)(ing) artists from a variety of disciplines presenting brand new work. Working it out. With each other. With you. All within a few weeks.
LETICHE AND THE [WONDROUS] PURSUIT OF ELVIS @
THE BUSHWICK STARR READING SERIES
Written + Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps
Monday, March 27 at 7:30pm | SOLD OUT, waitlist at the door | info here
CPR – Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
In Letiche and The [Wondrous] Pursuit of Elvis, New York City mother-daughter duo, Imara and Kal, are on a swamp tour on their New Orleans vacation. They find themselves led by a white captain on an all-Black boat of tourists. In the murkiness of their 75-minute tour, Kal finds herself itching and her psyche morphing in a place full of contradictions and turns to the alligators and their leader—the mighty alligator, Elvis—for some clarity.
BB BRECHT & THE WORK-IN-PROGRESS EPIC ADVENTURE 2023 WORLD TOUR @ THE PUBLIC THEATER'S UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
Created by Miranda Haymon In collaboration with New Georges and The Hodgepodge Group
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 7pm + Saturday, January 21, 2023 @ 7pm | The Public Theater
bb brecht is a cabaret star.
bb brecht is an influencer.
bb brecht wants to willkommen you back.
In this anarchic, queer, and very Black cabaret series, bb brecht explores alienation, didacticism, and epicness in a 21st century world using unboxing videos, green screens, TikToks, autotune - whatever our churning culture may hand him. He gives lectures, shakes his ass, performs songs, and shares his skin routine (you’re welcome). bb brecht is the alter ego of creator Miranda Haymon. But are they more Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Beyoncé and Sasha Fierce? Auf geht’s!
BEING UP IN HERE
AND ALL THE OTHER BUSINESSES THAT DON'T CONCERN YOU @ BRICK AUX
A Staged Reading Written + Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps
Sunday, December 18, 2022 @ 7pm | Brick Aux 628 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY
Being Up in Here and All the Other Businesses that Don't Concern You follows best friends Aaliyah and Eli, who get magic shoes and run On Their Way—as far as space and as near as the GnM’s bodega in Brownsville—to reach The Final Destination, where they're to meet neighborhood matriarch Mama She. But what happens when they make the unfamiliar familiar and run off course?