Venus Radio Theater was commissioned by The Classical Theatre of Harlem to produce ICONS: Harlem Renaissance in Motion, a stunning collection of radio dramas performed and written by black artists in celebration of the Harlem Renaissance.
Prepare to be taken back in time, to hear of the lives and stories of Harlem’s greats as embodied by today’s best performers and writers. Featuring a slate of playwrights curated by Shawn René Graham, ICONS is the binge you’ve been waiting for.
Five of those monologue plays can be heard via CTH’s website and were released by Playbill for Women’s History Month. You can hear the two other radio plays by clicking on the images below.
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To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Playbill are teaming up for ICONS: Harlem Renaissance in Motion, a series of audio plays produced by highlighting five Black women whose artistic work was central to the vibrant Harlem Renaissance. For the collection of plays, CTH commissioned Harlem-based playwrights to create monologues performed by Harlem-based actors, honoring the largely unsung voices of fascinating figures, especially women, who were integral to the cultural movement.
Special thanks to Nikko AM Corp for their support on ICONS