Tonight, Actor’s Equity Association, First Corinthian Baptist Church, and Project1Voice will present FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. For one night only, the joint effort is a celebration of Black History Month and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The original production premiered this September in Washington at the Kennedy Center with direction by Phylicia Rashad. It was also streamed live all over the world and brought together the DC artists community to pull off the event. This time, Serat Scott will take the helm as the play’s director, with original music and arrangement by Kathryn Bostic.
“We’re adding some new components. This is a celebration of what it means to be a person of color in America,” Erich McMillan-McCall, Executive Director of Project1Voice said. “We’re using this as a Black History Month celebration.”
Erich is the founder of Project1Voice and has brought numerous organizations together to produce the stories of African American playwrights. When he created Project1Voice he knew he was filling a void left open for black actors and patrons of the arts.
Project1Voice chooses to collaborate with other community organizations and there’s a good reason why.
“Economically, it makes sense. There’s strength in numbers. A community together can create the next steps for change,” he said.
“You have to go out in the community and identify the need. What does the community need and how can I fill that void?” That’s his advice to those in the community looking to give back.
This is a free event open to the public at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Ticketing starts at 6:45 PM and will be sign language-interpreted for the deaf, hearing-impaired and signing community. Special food and drink discounts are available at Barra Wine, Cecil’s, Cedric’s, and Red Rooster before and after the performance when you mention, Project1Voice.
To learn more about upcoming productions or to donate to Project1Voice, go to: http://www.project1Voice.org.