NEWARK, NJ - Back in December the women of #Blackgirlmonologues made history in East Orange by selling-out the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts 800-seat main stage theater for the first time ever. What made this feat even more amazing is that this was the very first time a live audience had the privilege to experience #BlackGirlMonologues; a collection of 13 monologues delivered by 13 women on 13 subjects representative of the struggle, progress, love and labor that is indicative of the ‘black girl’ experience.
On Saturday May 21, 2016 the experience will continue. This time, Yolanda Hughes and her troupe will now converge on the fable Symphony Hall Theatre for a brand new show.
TAPinto East Orange/Orange was given an exclusive peek backstage during their most recent rehearsal and photo shoot. The air was electric, as the ladies got into costume awaiting the opportunity to emote and project the feelings they hold in anticipation of sharing with what they hope will be another sold-out crowd.
We followed their post and already they have over 600 patrons ready to purchase tickets for a show in May!
As one of the women in the production noted, “This is more than a play, this is an experience”.