• Date:
    Sun, 26 Aug 2012
    Cagliari, Italy

    Conjure Project, the 33 year old collaboration based around Ishmael Reed's writing, produced by Kip Hanrahan, will assemble again in Cagliari, Italy.

    Includes Ishmael Reed (voice) with musicians David Murray (sax), Yosvany Terry (sax, voice, checkere), Chris Thomas King (voice, guitar), Fernando Saunders (voice, bass), Anthony Cox (bass), Robby Ameen (drums), Horacio El Negro Hernandez (drums), Luisito Quintero (congas), Brandon Ross (guitar, voice), John Beasley (piano), and Kip Hanrahan (musical director).

  • Date:
    Sat, 28 Apr 2012 to Sun, 29 Apr 2012
    Nahl Hall, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA (April 28, 2:30 pm) and Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, (April 29, 2:30 pm)

    Staged Readings from Ishmael Reed’s plays will be performed at Nahl Hall Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 pm on the Oakland campus of California College of the Arts (CCA), 5212 Broadway, at the intersection of Broadway and College Avenue. Another performance will take place at Timken Hall, Sunday April 29 at 2:30 pm on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts (CCA) at 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, between Hooper & Irwin. Both matinees are Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

    Ishmael Reed's plays follow the ancient tradition of using theater as a forum in which the official versions of our history can be critiqued. His plays have been praised by leading American critics include the late Clive Barnes of The New York Post. Backstage, the leading trade magazine of the New York theater calls Reed a "genius" and a "modern day Moliere." Ishmael Reed is a recipient of the OTTO Award for Political Theater.

    The scenes, excerpted from "Savage Wilds," Body Parts," Hubba City," "The C Above C Above High C," and "The Preacher and the Rapper" will be directed by Robert Wilson collaborator, Carla Blank. Ms. Blank is also the director and dramaturge of Wajahat Ali’s “The Domestic Crusaders,” which was performed in 2010 at the Kennedy Center. Actors participating in “A Sampler of The Theater of Ishmael Reed” are Boadiba, Seth Corr, Sherry Davis, Michael Lange, Genny Lim, and Alex Maynard, with Tennessee Reed as narrator.

  • Date:
    Sun, 01 Apr 2012

    A reading-performance of "STORY OF MIU"written by Yuri Kageyama, directed by CARLA BLANK, featuring dancer YUKI KAWAHISA, with music by PHEEROAN AKLAFF, in a collage of words, sound and movement, a pan-Pacific tale of pain, love and survival that defies racism and sexism over moments and generations.

    More details at

  • Date:
    Thu, 29 Mar 2012 to Sun, 01 Apr 2012

    Ishmael Reed will receive the John Oliver Killens Lifetime Achievement Award as a part of the Eleventh Annual National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

    For more information about the conference, click here.

  • Date:
    Tue, 20 Mar 2012

    Part of the University of North Alabama Writer's Series 2012

    Tennessee Reed's Poetry will be Presented by: Tennessee Reed
    Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. in the GUC Performance Center located on the UNA campus.
    Tennessee Reed's collection includes; City Beautiful, Airborne, and Electric Chocolate.

    Ishmael Reed's Works will be Presented by: Ishmael Reed
    Tuesday, March 20th at 12:30 p.m. in the GUC Performance Center located on the UNA campus. Ishmael Reed, fiction writer, poet, playwright, essayist, and commentator will read from his works. A book signing and reception will follow at 2pm in the GUC Banquet Hall.

    For more information: call the English Department at (256) 765-4238.

    Admission is FREE.