GRAD SCHOOL BOUND!
AhDream will be joining the MFA Professional Acting Training Program at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill this Fall under the direction of Julia Gibson (Head of Acting) and as a resident artist at the Playmakers Repertory Company headed by Vivienne Benesch (Playmakers Rep Artistic Director).
JOHN BOYEGA, LETITIA WRIGHT & DAMSON IDRIS AMONG PATRONS OF NEW LA DRAMA SCHOOL
September 20, 2018
The part-time school auditioned close to 1,000 actors over the summer and has enrolled 200 for its first term. AhDream was selected to be a part of the inaugural class for the Identity School of Drama, originally based in London, which has produced actors including Boyega, Wright and Idris as well as Roots star Malachi Kirby and This Is Us actress Melanie Liburd, who are are also patrons of the LA faculty.
SISTAS ON FIRE DIRECTOR, AHDREAM SMITH INTERVIEWED ABOUT HER CONNECTION TO THE PRODUCTION
January 5th 2018
Check out the interview below:
THE NEW YORK NEW WORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL
August 31, 2017
After a successful, sold out, 3 show run, Sistas on Fire is back with a 20 min version of the show! The production will be making it's Off-Broadway debut at the Duke Theatre, 229 W 42nd Street. SOF will be one of seven shows running the night of Oct. 7th at 7pm. Come see for yourself what all of the buzz has been about.
MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
June 22, 2017
Sistas on Fire has been selected to participate in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The show will run for 3 nights and tickets are currently on sale. Under the direction of AhDream Smith, the audience is in for a treat. This version of the show will feature original music from the cast.
SISTAS ON FIRE: A PLAY ABOUT RACE, CLASS & GENDER
April 17, 2017
Sistas on Fire is a play that grapples with narratives at the intersections of blackness, womynhood and living in America. AhDream plays a young female college student, who through a writing assignment to examine a pressing social issue is sent on a journey into the hearts and minds of three older women whose point of views are often undervalued and overlooked by society.
LOAM MAGAZINE, JANUARY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Jan. 16, 2017
AhDream will be serving as Loam Magazine's Artist-in-Residence this January. The magazine will be featuring her photography & prose as she explores the topic of health and well being in her family.
NEW PLAY EXPLORES THERAPIST BURNOUT
December 16, 2016
What happens when a therapist loses his grip on reality?
All characters in THE TALKING CURE find themselves in conflict with their impulses. Such is the case with Natalie, a pre-med student, who seeks help from Arthur after she becomes entangled in a forbidden relationship with a coworker.
“Cure me in ten sessions! I want to get rid of these feelings!”, she demands to Arthur.
Natalie, played by AhDream Smith, wrestles with a decision that will alter the course of her life. AhDream explains, “Natalie spent her whole life trying to please other people, living out other people’s dreams. Now she realizes she doesn’t know who she really is.”
IN THE SHADOW OF THE GAMES, BLACK EXPATS SHARE THEIR VIEW OF BRAZIL
August 16, 2016
For the most part, during the 2016 Olympics, we’ve seen Brazil through the eyes of the media without glancing at what its like for people who live day-to-day in cities like Rio de Janiero.
But photographer AhDream Smith traveled to Brazil during the games and had a chance to speak with several African-American expatriates to get their viewpoint of culture, living and Blackness in the South American nation. They told her about the differences — and similarities they’ve found.
Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/life/black-expats#ixzz4VxJx2hV4
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