Letters From Zora ARCHIVE

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 , 2018 - SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 

IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR SPECIAL HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

 

LETTERS FROM ZORA

written by GABRIELLE DENISE PINA

directed by ANITA DASHIELL-SPARKS

 

starring VANESSA  BELL CALLOWAY

 

WINNER, 2014 NAACP THEATRE AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

INDUCTEE, 2018 KARAMU HALL OF FAME

This one-woman play features award-winning actress of stage and screen, Vanessa Bell Calloway who is a native daughter of the Karamu House. Letters From Zora consists of authentic personal letters from celebrated poet Zora Neale Hurston to close friends like Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen.  Fused with fictional narrative to illuminate her life, her extraordinary career, and her contributions to the American literary canon, this spirited two-act production brings Hurston’s words to life.  Performances of this zesty play, written by Gabrielle Denise Pina and directed by Anita Dashiell-Sparks, will be held in the newly renovated Jelliffe Theatre.

  

 

 

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"When Vanessa Bell Calloway straps on the persona of Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, in the one-woman show, Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words, currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse through May 18, all the audience can do is hold on tight and go along for the ride." - Darlene Donloe

 

"...spellbinding and magnetic."  - Dennis J. Freeman

 

“The experienced and seasoned [Calloway] is nothing short of brilliant as she brings to life the sassy, saucy and self-assured [Zora Neale] Hurston..."  - Mansfield Frazier, CoolCleveland.com

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 “I had it in my head what I wanted to do, what I wished I could do, but Karamu actually made that a dream come true,” -Vanessa Bell Calloway, Ideastream​​.

 

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"Vanessa Bell Calloway Returns Home" - Kenneth Miller, Call & Post

 

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