The Ride or Die Project play Other Side of the Game premiered it’s first draft reading at the incredible Piece of Mine Festival. They are currently attempting to raise $16,000 to expand the festival. As part of the campaign they interviewed Amanda Parris about her experience at the festival. Check the video out here and more info on the campaign and how you can donate below.
The PIECE OF MINE Festival (POMF) is an annual theatre production taking place in Toronto, Canada. We platform fresh and imaginative work-in-development by emerging and established black playwrights. The festival stages plays packed with compelling content and contemporary elements, such as hip-hop, spoken word,dance and live music. Each evening closes with an audience talk-back dedicated to provide the artists with vital feedback to further develop their work. This year’s dynamic line-up: d’bi.young anitafrika, Dian Marie Bridge, Najla Edwards, Abreheit Gebretsadik, Amanda Nicholls, Ania Soul, and Chevy ‘X’ Eugene. ‘$16K is Building.Black.Theatre’ gets straight to the point. Now in our second year, the festival has expanded from 3 to 6 days, a larger venue, and added panel discussion. Our festival provides all participating artists (playwrights, actors, directors, and curators) with honorariums, marketing, a performance venue and rehearsal space. This model allows presenting playwrights the ability to concentrate on the quality of their work instead of production costs. The festival takes place from October 7-12, 2014, at 918 Bathurst and The Watah School. POMF is currently the only black theatre festival in Canada. The festival was created to provide accessible and nurturing space to support developing work by black artists. We also aim to provide affordable tickets to attendees in order to promote accessibility to all. In addition, 10% of the festival seats are allocated tofree tickets for youth groups/organizations. Festival founder, Natasha Adiyana Morris states that “when people donate to the campaign, they’re donating to the future of black theatre here in Toronto. The festival fosters the opportunity to grow ideas into productions.” TO DONATE CLICK HERE