The Second Century
New Brooklyn Theatre completes its season of the past, present, and future of plays by African-American women with The Second Century, a monthly reading series of new plays by emerging and mid-career playwrights. Each writer has a bold vision and unique voice, and her play will serve as an agent of civic dialogue in the Brooklyn community. In 2015, the company produced Angelina Weld Grimké's 1916 play Rachel, the first play ever staged by an African-American woman, and the NYC premiere of Lynn Nottage's Las Meninas. With The Second Century, New Brooklyn Theatre celebrates both Rachel's centennial and new work by five women playwrights to watch for the future. There's a generation of rising black women playwrights out there. We want to help develop their plays.
The Second Century is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.