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Cherry Lou Sy

Cherry Lou Sy is a MFA Playwriting candidate at Brooklyn College. Her work has been developed/presented in La Mama Experiments, Rising Circle Theater Collective, The Letter of Marque, Brooklyn College, Primary Stages' ESPA, The Wild Project, The Brick, the Classical Theatre of Harlem and The Tank. She was a finalist for the 2018 Space on Ryder Farm Working Farm and the 2017 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and she has also been nominated for the 2018 Cherry Lane Mentor Project. She was also involved in Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements series.

Mary Speaks
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Mary Speaks

From the Perspective of Black Mothers

20 April 2017

Cherry Lou Sy looks at the one-woman show Mary Speaks written and performed by Angela Polite, about using Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a vehicle to explore black grief.

Impressions on the Neo-Futurists’ Take on The Great American Drama
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Impressions on the Neo-Futurists’ Take on The Great American Drama

7 March 2017

Cherry Lou Sy shares her experience seeing the Neo-Futurists’ The Great American Drama, which examines perceptions of the American dream and success in theatre.

Afro-Cuban History in La Sirene
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Afro-Cuban History in La Sirene

Rutas de Azucar / The Siren: Sugar Routes

24 January 2017

Cherry Lou Sy reflects on Lukumi Arts’ immersive production of La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar (The Siren: Sugar Routes), which explores the black history of Cuba through José Antonio Aponte’s book of paintings.

2016 NOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival
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2016 NOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival

12 January 2017

Cherry Lou Sy reports on the first day of 2016 NOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival, which included a panel discussion and performances addressing connection across the African Diaspora.

Art in the Time of Fear and Loathing
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Art in the Time of Fear and Loathing

12 September 2016

Playwright Cherry Lou Sy discusses Vineyard Theatre’s production of Indecent, reflecting on the culture of fear and the queer artists who have influenced her.