"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.""

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

October 6, 2019

The New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative (NJCAC) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to inform, inspire and illuminate artists of color by sharing and broadening cultural awareness through the creation of original content and partnership opportunities with avo...

August 12, 2019

Somerset Valley Players presents Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the chronicle of the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life...

August 1, 2019

Had to wait for the ink to dry before this was official. Now that the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed, I'm happy to announce that for the first time in over three years, AGP is returning to NYC!!! The Black Box Performing Arts Center is bringing their Shakespear...

August 1, 2019

Shakespeare's Lost Masterpiece received an NJACT Perry Award nomination for Outstanding Production of an Original Play. Congrats to Center Players of Freehold, Director Darrell Willis, Producers Bernice & Bob Szita, and Playwright Larry Americ Allen. An honor well dese...

June 6, 2019

In a span of two months, I go from allegedly having a "Lost Masterpiece" of Shakespeare's to doing two of his classics. For the second summer, Black Box Studios will present free productions of Shakespeare’s classics, this year bringing modern-day versions of Romeo & J...

May 27, 2019

About 25 years ago, Timothy Stives was at a service in a little known, out of the way cemetery in the Sourland Mountains region. Upon walking the grounds he came across two grave stones with his last name, those of Mary and Jonathan Stives. This got Timothy to do some...

April 15, 2019

So it's been established a long time ago that down time is a myth to me. Thus it should be a surprise to no one that I have already lined up my next production, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning play Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Not only am I honored to have a work of Ms. Nott...

April 14, 2019

So... I can do comedy. Who knew?

Okay, this was dark comedy, so it had serious overtones, but The Homeless Man in Larry Allen's Shakespeare's Lost Masterpiece was not Troy Maxson (Fences), not Sgt. Waters (A Soldier's Story), not Detective December (webseries In Our Bac...

March 6, 2019

I always feel compelled to do a post-production synopsis (I mean, why have a blog if you don't, right?), but I don't always have the words to describe my experience. What was easy after my second run of Fences was the mother of all mental blocks trying to describe Gues...

March 1, 2019

Center Players presents Shakespeare's Lost Masterpiece by Larry Americ Allen. This fierce and controversial drama is about a burnt out professor of literature who discovers that a homeless man (me) unknowingly has a never before seen manuscript that is worth millions....

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2019 NJACT Perry Award - Outstanding Production of an Original Play

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