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Events

  • Date:
    Thu, 13 Oct 2022 to Sun, 16 Oct 2022
    Location:
    Theater for the New City (virtual)

    From Thursday, Oct. 13th through Sunday, Oct. 16th, Ishmael Reed's newest play, THE CONDUCTOR, will premiere in four livestreamed virtual readings from Theater for the New City. The performances will run at 8 PM Thursday through Saturday, with a 3 PM matinee on Sunday. Click here to read the press release and buy tickets: https://theaterforthenewcity.net/shows/the-conductor/  

  • Date:
    Thu, 15 Sep 2022
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Ishmael Reed is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, presented by the Cleveland Foundation. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards have been given out since 1935 to authors who contribute to the greater understanding of racism and the appreciation of human culture’s rich diversity. Ishmael Reed joins a prestigious list of past winners that includes Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr., Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Zadie Smith, and Jesmyn Ward. Click here to read more about this year's winners: https://www.anisfield-wolf.org/2022/04/class-of-2022/

  • Date:
    Thu, 23 Dec 2021 to Sun, 09 Jan 2022

    Ishmael Reed uses satire to explore aspects of American culture and history overlooked by others. His newest play, "The Slave Who Loved Caviar: A Theatrical Investigation Into the Relationship Between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol," challenges the notion that Basquiat was merely Warhol’s "mascot." Theater for the New City will present its world premiere December 23, 2021 to January 9, 2022, directed by Reed's frequent collaborator, Carla Blank. Performances will be on Tuesdays,Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM. For more details, click here: https://www.jsnyc.com/season/ishmael2021.htm

  • Date:
    Tue, 17 Nov 2020
    Location:
    City Lights Bookstore

    At 6 pm PT/9 pm ET on November 17th, 2020, City Lights celebrates the release of two new books of poetry: Why The Black Hole Sings The Blues by Ishmael Reed and Califia Burning: Poems 2012-2019 by Tennessee Reed, both published by Dalkey Archive Press. Ishmael and Tennessee will read from their new collections in this free Zoom event. To register and for more information, click here: http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3679. You must register to attend the event.

  • Date:
    Tue, 14 Jul 2020
    Location:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85692950953

    On Tuesday, July 14th, Ishmael Reed's acclaimed play "The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda" will be broadcast online for FREE by the Nuyorican Poets' Café. The production is directed by Rome Neal. To RSVP, visit: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35133/production/1030128?performanceId=10552165. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328697031478293/. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85692950953. The project is free, but you can contribute by donating here (enter "Haunting" in the donation memo): https://www.nuyorican.org/contribute.

  • Date:
    Fri, 04 Oct 2019 to Sun, 27 Oct 2019
    Location:
    The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (Between Avenues B & C) New York, NY 10009

    Ishmael's acclaimed play “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda” will have another run at the Nuyorican Poets Café starting on Friday, October 4 at 7:00 pm. It will continue to run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm until October 27.

  • Date:
    Thu, 23 May 2019
    Location:
    Nuyorican Poets Café

    May 23, 2019: The premiere production of “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda” opens at the Nuyorican Poets Café on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 pm and will continue to run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sunday matinees for four weekends.

  • Date:
    Fri, 13 May 2016
    Location:
    Harlem Arts Salon

    Black Hollywood Unchained is an anthology edited by Ishmael Reed. The official launch will take place at the Harlem Arts Salon on May 13th at 6:30 pm, with contributors Ishmael Reed, Houston A. Baker, David Henderson,  Jill Nelson, and other guests, including Hollywood producer, Rudy Langlais. $40. Benefits The Gloster Arts Projectshttp://harlemartssalon.com/has_blog/  

  • Date:
    Thu, 19 May 2016
    Location:
    University of Ca'Foscari

    Ishmael Reed will receive the 2016 Career Prize from the  “Premio Alberto Dubito di Poesia e Poesia con musica” (“Alberto Dubito Award for Poetry and Music Poetry”), in Venice, Italy on May 19th, 2016 at the University of Ca' Foscari in Venice, The prize is named for Alberto Dubito (a.k.a. Alberto Feltrin), who was a young poet, performer, photographer and street artist who died three years ago, at the age of twenty. In addition to the award ceremonies in Venice, Reed will participate in readings as part of a Festival of Poetry in Treviso (May 20th) and Vincenza (May 21).

  • Date:
    Wed, 03 Jun 2015 to Fri, 05 Jun 2015

     Hangzhou, China

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