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  • March 28, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Hibernian Hall presents THE FIRE THIS TIME, a repertory theater ensemble from New York City.  The troupe will perform March 28-30, 2014, at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury. The program consists of six 10-minute plays selected from THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL, which has been running in New York's Greenwich Village annually since 2007.

THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL is a platform for talented early-career playwrights of African and African American descent to explore new voices, styles and challenging new directions for 21st century performing arts, and move beyond common ideas of what's possible in contemporary "black theater."

The six short plays, directed for Hibernian Hall by Nicole A. Watson, are "PORTAL, or Metaphorical Tricycle" by Kevin R. Free, "Poetics of the Creative Process" by Kelley Nicole Girod, "Poor Posturing" by Tracey Conyers Lee, "The Pitch" by Zoey Martinson, "Citizen Jane Super She-ro" by Derek Lee McPhatter, and "Breakfast" by Yusuf Miller.

The weekend will kick off with a writing workshop for college-age playwrights entitled "Spark! Fire! Blaze!" on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants will learn a series of exercises to generate work, revise work, and share work in a collaborative environment with other young writers.

The workshop is led by Kevin R. Free, Producing Artistic Director of THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL. The workshop is limited to 15 people and you can register HERE.

The shows will run Friday and Saturday March 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for seniors and students. Hibernian Hall is located at 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119. Visit www.hibernianhall.org to purchase tickets.  Photos of the playwrights from THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL can be obtained HERE.

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