- An inspired collection of 12 short plays commissioned by the OBIE award winning Harlem9 in their annual 48Hours in...(TM)Harlem play festival. Written by established and emerging playwrights, the 12 plays presented in this collection are: Ayanna Maia's Funny, I'm A Negro - Harrison David Rivers' delicious( ) - Keith Josef Adkins' Potato Salad - Derek Lee McPhatter's All That Yes We Can and Stuff - Mfoniso Udofia's Hunger - Dominique Morisseau's The Masterpiece - Zoey Martinson's The Birthday - Marcus Gardley's Let The Church Say... - Kevin R. Free's Turn This Motha Out (With Prayer) - Christine Jean Chambers' Half Brothers - France-Luce Benson's Red Bottom - D.A. Taylor's Soldiering
- First presented at The HSA Theater in Harlem, New York City, August 2011 and 2012, these plays were inspired by some of our great American storytellers including: Adrienne Kennedy, Richard Wesley, Charles Fuller, Suzan Lori-Parks, and George C. Wolfe .
"48Hours in...(TM) Harlem makes theatrical miracles that provoke and inspire." Kent Gash (Associate Arts Professor: Academic Director/NYU - Tisch)
"8Hours in...(TM) Harlem - The right people at the right time in the right place telling the right stories." Tonya Pinkins (Film/Theater Actress and Author)
"48Hours in...(TM) Harlem is rhythm, blues, laughter and family reunion reminiscence." Dominique Morisseau (Playwright and AEA Actress)
"48Hours in...(TM) Harlem was one of the most challenging, thrilling, community-inspired theater events in New York City theater. We came together as black theater makers, we collaborated, we made and told story and we celebrated each other. No other event like it. - Keith Josef Adkins (Playwright and Artistic Director of New Black Fest)
"48Hours in...(TM) Harlem is an enthralling combustion of talent, drama, and community" Robert O'Hara (Writer and Director)