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Two-Time Helen Hayes Award Recipient Salma Shaw To Appear In TAMAR (THE TWO-GATED CITY) Reading At Marble Collegiate Church

by BWW News Desk Mar. 8, 2018  

Two-time Helen Hayes Award recipient Salma Shaw will appear in a staged reading of TAMAR (The Two-Gated City), a play with songs, by award-winning playwright Emma Goldman-Sherman, on Thursday, March 15, 6:45pm, presented at Marble Collegiate Church at 29th St and 5th Avenue.

TAMAR is derived from two Bible stories addressing rape culture, re-imagined from a female perspective. Keisha Kogan directs. Moderated discussion and Q&A to follow, led by Rev. Barbara Crafton.

Salma Shaw was recently seen developing new work with unique themes such as Monsoon Wedding (29h reading) and This Time (NYT Critic's Pick). She has also been seen at the Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Arena, Round House and extensively on TV: The Path; Blue Bloods; Divorce. The cast also features veteran actor Carole Forman and Kelsea Feder, both recently seen at Bernie Wohl Theatre.

Playwright Goldman-Sherman creates timeless yet relevant feminist work that provokes/engages on multiple levels to acknowledge/heal what our culture denies and/or refuses to address. She is the Resident Dramaturg at 29th Street Playwrights Collective where she runs the Write Now Workshop. Her work has been produced at Dixon Place (WHORTICULTURE), New Ohio, WP Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, Golden Thread, EST-LA, Canal Cafe Theatre, and others. Goldman-Sherman was awarded a Jane Chambers Award and a is 3-time finalist w/Cutting Ball's Risk is This Festival.