Today is the big day! The countdown to our second run begins! Tickets will go on sale at 8AM today!! At first it was going to be at 10am, but the time has been moved up! Yay!
We have 15 shows that we want filled to capacity EACH NIGHT! We are believing that we can do it! The only way we can do it is with YOUR SUPPORT! If you have seen the show, please see it again! Most importantly, help us spread the word! If each of you gets at least 10 people to come to the show, we will sell out our shows in no time! Certainly if you have yet to see the show at all you don't want to miss out this second time around!
Join us in this movement to preserve the Harlem history and culture through art!!
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Let's make history! Happy purchasing!
I have lived in Harlem my entire life. There is no place that feels more like home than my Harlem block on the west side. I have grown up anticipating the annual Harlem events, such as Harlem Week and the African-American Day Parade. In school, I would always feel a strong sense of pride whenever we learned about the Harlem Renaissance. I have strolled up and down 125th street with friends about a million times and have been asked if I wanted my hair braided about a million times more than that while doing those strolls. There is no place like my home of Harlem.
Over the years Harlem has truly changed, and at times I find myself barely being able to recognize my neighborhood. However, one thing that has not, and will not change is the rich history, talent, and pride that exists in Harlem. Nothing and no one can ever take that away from us as long as we continue to promote, encourage, and cultivate Harlem arts and culture.
Working on a play like "Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale" means so much to me because my team and I are able to encourage people, especially Harlemites, to not lose sight of all that Harlem was and will continue to be. This idea of a new Harlem Renaissance is key because I have heard many people in my community say things such as, "It's too late! 'They' have taken over!" However, it is not too late. We know that change is occuring, but the question becomes, how can we take advantage of these new happenings and focus them towards a New Harlem Renaissance? Our Harlem culture is still alive and with organizations such as the Harlem Arts Alliance, which brings Harlem artists and arts organizations together, we can truly establish an artistic BOOM in Harlem, in the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance.
I hope you will support this movement to ensure that the gleaming light of Harlem arts and culture does not get overshadowed by the next high rise condominium.
Jaylene (Creator, Co-Producer, Director, Co-Playwright, Actress)
We are launching a college tour for the 2011-12 school year! We know this will be a great opportunity to share our show with thousands of young adults who can join us in this movement to preserve the culture of not just Harlem, but all communities in which gentrification is taking place. Through our college tour we hope to show students from communities experiencing gentrification that their neighborhoods are not doomed to becoming just another part of their respective cities. We want them to know that through their voices and positive actions, they can make sure that the culture unique to their neighborhoods does not die.
If you would like us to come to your school please let us know by visiting our Contact page and submitting your information!
We are very pleased to announce that the tickets to Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale are now on sale!! You can purchase them through Smarttix by clicking here.
We are also giving tickets away! You can win a FREE TICKET to our show if you are our 120th or 130th "Like" on Facebook! You can also win if you are our 60th follower on Twitter! Congrats to Farida Abdul who was our first winner for being our 110th "Like!"
Please spread the word about Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale to all your family, friends, and colleauges! Purchase your tickets soon because they are already selling!!
See you at the show!
Oh my goodness! Let's just first say that the show was AMAZING!! The performance went really well and it was so well received! There will be a YouTube video coming soon with comments from some of the audience members. It was truly a great experience. The beautiful thing about this is that this is just the beginning!
The huge announcement we made is that the premiere of Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale will be in TIMES SQUARE! We will be doing four shows at the Times Square Arts Center in May! Our first performance is on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011. We will also have a show on May 25th, and June 1st. We will have a fundraiser performance on a Monday in May, but that date has yet to be decided.
Please be sure to join our mailing list on our Contact page so that you can be notified on how to purchase tickets! If you have any questions you can definitely ask them using the Contact page as well!
We will post more pictures, including ones from the actual performance, in the days to come. Feel free to check out the few we posted tonight by visiting our Gallery page.
Thank you to every single person who came out to the show tonight!! We appreciate you!
Wow! March 16th! The big day is HERE! We are just so excited about tonight! We are going to be surrounded by incredible people, most of the family and friends! The show is less than three hours away!
Be sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook because you do not want to miss the big announcement that will we share tonight!
Happy birthday to our creator and director, Jaylene Clark!!
Hey everyone! Welcome to the official blog for the Harlem KW Project! It is the night before our last day of rehearsal for our reading!! We are so excited about being able to share this show with the world, especially our Harlemites. Rehearsals have been going extremely well and our producer is very impressed. We will be performing for an at capacity crowd on Wednesday, which is great! That means there will be tons of energy to feed off of in the room.
Today we received confirmation that we will be able to make a HUGE announcement at the reception taking place after the reading. Therefore, make sure you're following us on Twitter, make sure you've "Liked" us on Facebook, and be sure that you are on our mailing list, because you don't want to miss this news!
The Harlem KW Project is all about getting people to join the movement and support the revitalization of Harlem culture. Be sure to tell a friend about us! Encourage them to "Like" us on Facebook, tweet about us (#HarlemKWProject), help us to get the message out there! We really appreciate the love and support. Thank you!
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