Margit Edwards to facilitate talk with playwright Chris Eli Blak at Kelly Writer's House

Hosted by Margit Edwards, Lecturer in Theatre Arts
Co-sponsored by Penn Live ArtsWednesday, February 15, 12:00 PM (ET) 
Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk Share on Facebook
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Join us for a conversation with Cris Eli Blak, one of the five playwrights working on the Negro Ensemble Company’s world premiere show, Mecca is Burning, commissioned and co-produced by Penn Live Arts. The conversation will be moderated by Margit Edwards, Lecturer in Theatre Arts at Penn. Lunch will be served. Please register here to attend in person. 

Masks are welcome. Please stay home if you feel ill.Image CRIS ELI BLAK
Cris Eli Blak is an emerging proud Black playwright whose work has been performed and produced around the world, from Off-Broadway; across the country regionally; on university stages; as well as in London, Australia, Ireland, and Canada. He is currently the Artist-in-Residence at The State University of New York at Oswego and the recipient of the Emerging Playwrights Fellowship with The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre Company. He has been a resident playwright with Fosters Theatrical Artists Residency, Paterson Performing Arts Development Council, Quick Silver Theatre Company, Yonder Window Theatre Company, and La Lengua Teatro en Español/AlterTheater Ensemble, and was an inaugural-year fellow with the Black Theatre Coalition. Blak has developed work with Rattlestick Theatre, Company One, The Road Theatre, and American Stage; and is currently developing work with The Negro Ensemble Company, Pipeline Theatre Company, Et Alia Theater, the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, and The Pikeville City Comission. His work has been published by Smith & Kraus, Inc., YOUTHPlays, Applause Books, New World Theatre, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, and in the Black Theatre Review.