Theater is no dead people and actually me for me its the most engaged storytelling platform ever. Writers such as Walter Mosley make us remember how important theater was and still is! Mosley latest plays LIFT made its world premiere in April 2014 at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ and now has moved to off broadway theater 59E59 we playing again until November 30th.
In Lift, two ambitious co-workers meet for the first time when a catastrophic event traps them in a skyscraper elevator. In the darkness, Theodore ‘Big Time’ Southmore and Tina Pardon form an intimate bond, sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets, touching on issues of race, culture, and class.
You May recognize the leading lady MaameYaa Boafo from hit web series ” An African City” . Boafa is a New York based Ghanaian actress. She received her MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and has since worked with The American Globe Theatre as Ophelia in Hamlet, George Street Playhouse’s Company member and Project Y Theatre to name a few. Recently she has been crossing over to Film and TV, she has been in commercials airing in the States as well as Angola and just wrapped up a Sci-Fi film. Boafo is definitely a star on the rise with not your average hollywood image. Biko Eisen-Martin plays Boafo fellow leading actor Theodore, with Shavonna Banks and Martin Kushner as supporting roles as well.