Dragon’s Egg Presents: Shelley Fort


This photo is of Shelley Fort, actress and singer, who will be directed by Caitlin O’Connell.  Both are, by the way, also National Theatre Institute alum, and both went to graduate school at Brown University.

Black Wings Bloom (On an Ivory Sky)
Directed by Caitlin O’Connell
Written and performed by Shelley Fort
Caitlin and Shelley met at the National Theater Institute during a summer of NPC. Shelley went on to study at Brown/Trinity Rep as an actor and a year later, Caitlin joined her in the program as a director. They’ve seen each other’s work and watched each other grow exponentially! This collaboration comes after Caitlin directed a short play by Shelley titled, “Runaway” as a part of the Boudica Series at Urban Stages August ’16. 
This is a segment of a recital Shelley wrote and performed at the end of her third year at Brown/Trinity Rep. The inspiration for this piece comes from growing up as a mixed-race baby (white mother, black father), the passing of her mother at age 12, and the pressure she felt as an artist to identify as one race in order to market herself as an actor. 

Dragon’s Egg Presents at Triskelion is an annual showcase event curated by Marya using performers who have been artists in residence at the Egg over the past year or two.   This year’s performance features 9 different pieces, each of which will be about 10 minutes long, and will include dance, theatre, monologue, music.  

For reservations, please contact Marya via email: my beasts@aol.com

The performance will be on September 24th at 2 pm at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY.  Tickets are a mere $15.

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