TAMBO & BONES
by Dave Harris
directed by Miranda Haymon
Monday, April 15th at 7pm
Tambo and Bones are two characters in a minstrel show. They soon come to realize that they are, in fact, just two characters in a minstrel show. This realization brings them great distress. All they want is some quarters and a nap. They decide that there is only one solution: they must find and kill the source of all their troubles. TAMBO & BONES interrogates the intersection of race and capitalism, and the connection between pain, profit, and audience.
WORKING FARM READINGS
Our annual reading series returns, featuring full-length readings of fresh new plays written at the farm by members our 2018 Working Farm writers group. Beer, wine and curated bites from SPACE chefs will follow each reading. Admission is free, registration is required.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. His plays include EVERYBODY BLACK (World Premiere: Humana Festival 2019, Kennedy Center Lorraine Hansberry and Mark Twain Playwriting Awards), WHITE HISTORY (Manhattan Theater Club Reading Series, Victory Gardens Ignition Festival, finalist O'Neill, semi-finalist The Relentless Award), INCENDIARY (Venturous Fellowship at The Lark, NNPN/The Kennedy Center MFA Workshop), EXCEPTION TO THE RULE (Roundabout Underground Reading Series, finalist O'Neill), and TAMBO & BONES (Black Swan Lab at Oregon Shakespeare Fest, SPACE on Ryder Farm) amongst others. He is a member of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow, and a Venturous Fellow at The Lark. His first full-length collection of poetry, Patricide, will be published in May 2019 from Button Poetry.
The Working Farm Reading Series is generously sponsored by: