TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER by James Ijames

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      Playwright James Ijames. Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan

      PlayPenn is proud to host a public reading of the latest work by Philadelphia playwright, James Ijames.

      When:

      Tuesday, February 6th at 7:30pm

      Where:

      Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

       

      TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER

      by James Ijames

      Directed by Maura Krause

      Dramaturg: Michele Volansky

       

      TJ is a University Dean. He’s in love with Sally. Sally does not love TJ. Sally is a student. This will not be easy. There’s a marching band, several step shows and the dismantling of the legacies that keep us tied down.

      In short: Imagine if Thomas Jefferson was a University Dean and Sally Hemings was his work-study student. Isuncomfortable.

       

      This reading is free and open to the public.  

       

      Questions? Contact email@playpenn.org

      James Ijames is a Philadelphia based performer and playwright. He has appeared regionally in productions at The Arden Theatre Company, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, and People’s Light and Theatre. James’ plays have been produced by Flashpoint Theater Company, Orbiter 3, Theatre Horizon (Philadelphia, PA), The National Black Theatre (NYC), Ally Theatre (Washington DC) and have received development with PlayPenn New Play Conference, The Lark, Playwright’s Horizon, Clubbed Thumb, Villanova Theater, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Azuka Theatre and Victory Garden. James is the 2011 F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist recipient, and he also won two Barrymores for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for Superior Donuts and Angels in America and one Barrymore for Outstanding Direction of a Play for The Brothers Size with Simpatico Theatre Company. James is a 2011 Independence Foundation Fellow, a 2015 Pew Fellow for Playwriting, the 2015 winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for WHITE, the 2015 Kesselring Honorable Mention Prize winner for ….Miz Martha and a 2017 recipient of the Whiting Award.  James is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia’s first playwright producing collective and a mentor for The Foundry. He received a B.A. in Drama from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a M.F.A. in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. James is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University and resides in South Philadelphia.

      Stage Manager: Tom Shotkin