WTP is thrilled to announce that the first Ethel Woolson Lab of 2017 will feature member Sonhara Eastman’s play THE CLUB, directed by Justin Anderson with dramaturgy by Addae Moon. On March 26th, Sunday at 7:30pm please join us for a reading and talkback in the Alliance 3rd Floor Black Box. It is free to attend!


by Sonhara Eastman

Directed by Justin Anderson
Dramaturgy by Addae Moon

March 26th, 7:30pm at the Alliance Black Box

At an African-American social club in Brooklyn in the 1970’s, Chief, well-loved bar owner and his brother Roland, fight to keep their doors open as reverse migration causes the thriving locale to morph into a ghetto. Despite the changing conditions and Roland’s desire to follow a new path, Chief and the locals fight to save their collective space. Through the support of community, they come to understand that the Club is more than just a bar; it’s a family that will never be forgotten.

About the Ethel Woolson Lab:
Each year, up to four plays by WTP affiliate playwrights are competitively selected by an outside panel to be part of the Ethel Woolson Lab Season. Each play/playwright is given a 25 hour developmental workshop through the course of one week, culminating in a rehearsed, stage reading for the public. Each playwright will be partnered with a support team of artists designed for the needs of the play. All EWL rehearsals and readings take place at the Alliance Theatre 3rd Floor Black box.

2017 EWL panel of readers: Margaret Baldwin, Lee Nowell, Theroun D’Arcy Patterson, John Patrick Bray, and Jill Patrick. WTP salutes our panel for their assistance in the EWL selection process. Thank you so much!

We would also like to thank the Alliance Theatre and board member Christopher Moses for the continuing support.