Having Their Say...: Storytellers Unleashed!

In spirit of innovative and transformational Artistry, we present our first ever one-person show festival. Join us for three nights in October when we celebrate everything Griot as three amazing storytellers grace our stage and share their compelling stories at the Actors Fund Arts Center at the Schermerhorn in Brooklyn.


October 9, 10 & 11, 2014 at 8p.m.

Doors open at 7:30pm

The Actors Fund Arts Center at the Schermerhorn

160 Schermerhorn Street,

Brooklyn, NY 11201

October 9, 2014

Dishwasher Dreams

Written and Performed by ALADDIN ULLAH

Directed by Christopher McElroen

Tabla Accompaniment by Avi Sharma


Auditioning to play a terrorist in a major Hollywood movie may be stand-up comedian Aladdin’s big break. Accompanied by the tabla, Aladdin takes us on a hilarious and moving journey about art, immigration, family, the Yankees and the nature of the American dream.


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October 10, 2014


Written and Performed by D-BLACK


In D-Black’s BLACK EXPERIENCE, he tries to answer the intimate question, “What makes me proud to be me?” Through a series of coming-of-age stories and poems spanning from his birth in the 70’s to his present day existence as an actor/spoken word artist, he will take you on a trip of nostalgia, inspiration, and reflection.


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October 11, 2014

Women, Power & The Bard

Written and Performed by RENEE FLEMINGS


In this highly interactive piece, Renee tackles William Shakespeare’s most powerful female characters and, as a springboard, uses them to construct original material that explores the same themes and issues contemporarily.  From Joan of Arc to Queen Margaret to the honor-bound mother of Coriolanus, Renee weaves a tapestry of motives, desires, triumphs and tragedies in this commanding solo performance.


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