“NEW WORKS AT NEW PHOENIX” PRESENTS “TOLLEY’S PLACE”
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About the Event
The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park announces the second offering of its Sunday showcase series entitled, “New Works at New Phoenix” with the staged reading of the new play, “Tolley’s Place” written by area writer, activist and actor Shirley Sarmiento. The performance will take place Sunday, November 10th, at 3:00.
“New Works at New Phoenix” showcases area playwrights, actors, musicians, writers, and poets. The “Pay-What-You- Can” program has been developed to make new WNY arts programming accessible to all.
“Tolley’s Place” is the experience of four African-American women dealing with unexpected loss, family, lovers, and life challenges; and their journey of acceptance, healing, and moving onward, as they are aided by a wise, determined woman and a man who have seen it all.
Sarmiento’s play features Valeria Aldridge, Joyce Carolyn, Mary Coleman, Charles Everhart, Sr., and Sandra Gilliam. It is directed by founder of the series, Buffalo native and Artie Award Winner, Verneice Turner, performance artist and Artie award winning actor. She has performed in numerous productions in WNY as well as in New York City and Washington, D.C. as an actor, singer, dancer and poet. She ran the art space Buffalo East from 2009 to 2013.