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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

This event is being streamed online. To purchase tickets for the in-person event, click here.

Welcome to the next volume of the Black Writers Showcase – the newest addition to the Make Them Hear You concert series here at 54 Below! We’re continuing our journey highlighting and giving space to Black creatives by showcasing up-and-coming Black writers in the city.  They’ll be sharing their writing journey with us, premiering new pieces, and revisiting older works. Produced by series creator Pier Lamia Porter, join us as we bring you more of the fiercest emerging Black voices in the area.

Featured writers include:

Xander Browne (The Kennedy Center, WP Theater) and Patrick Phillips (Little Miss Perfect: The Musical, “Only Murders in the Building”)
Jaime Cepero
Lawrence Dandridge (Ain’t Too Proud)
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Dionne McClain-Freeney
(Rice and Rocks, Not So Fair-y Tales, GLAAD Media Award nominee)
April Dae Okpwae
Storm Thomas
(Notes on the Past)
Germono Toussaint (The Fire This Time Festival)
Melvin Tunstall, III (Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalPolka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical)
Josh Walker

Featured performers include:

Ria Alexander
Marcus Beckett (TILL)
Martin Carpenter
Jeremy Cousar
Tsebiyah Mishael Derry (recording artist)
Nadia Duncan
Gabrielle Elisabeth (Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalWater for Elephants)
Gabriel Generally (A Night of Hehe-Hahas with Gabriel Generally)
Aliria Geri
Veronica Gonmiah
Wesley Graham
Carmi Harris (Elvis: The Musical)
Najah Hetsberger (Little Shop of Horrors)
Randall Holloway (Annie Warbucks)
Avionce Hoyles (Titanique)
Trisha Jeffrey (Motown the Musical)
Alesha Jeter
Jannie Jones (Ethel Waters)
Ashley Jossell (Honoring Black Women in Music)
Autumn Key (Make Them Hear You: An Ode to Black Musicals Vol. 3)
Branden R. Mangan (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory national tour)
Cal Mitchell (54 SANGS: Singing Our Faces Off)
Myles Brandon Phillips
Christopher Regent
Krystal Renée
Markia Nicole Smith (Sing the Rainbow: Songs by Gays, Sung by Gays)
Miguel Angel Velazquez
Kiara Wade (The Healing Heroine: A Glimpse At My Journey to Joy)
Denise Ward (Ragtime at Theatre Under the Stars)
A.D Weaver (The Lieutenant off-Broadway)
Laurént Grant Williams

Live from 54 Below is a new series featuring streams of LIVE performances direct from Broadway’s Living Room! Designed to make more shows accessible to fans from across the globe and to recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards.

Past Performances

  • Sun, Dec 3
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