B.j Tindal is in constant conversation with the director and cast/crew of TROUBLE IN MIND, and their role includes researching extensive of historical information such as the time period, lifestyle, the play's structure, its language, its themes, etc. to make Alice Childress's play and the presented interpretation as authentic as possible.
B.J Tindal (they/them) is a Black queer playwright, teaching artist, and sour candy enthusiast. They recently moved back to their hometown of Philadelphia after completing their MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University. Since moving back to the city, BJ has been working with a number of organizations devoted to arts-Education, including Philly Young Playwrights and After-School Activities Partnerships as well as creating their own workshops designed to encourage writing-confidence for elementary school students. BJ’s play Goodnight, Tyler received its world premiere in February 2019 at the Alliance Theater and has been published by Samuel French/Concord Theatricals in Fall 2020. Their other play, What We Look Like, had its inaugural production at Oberlin College’s new Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater also in February 2019. BJ is honored to move forward in this new way of collaborating with Philadelphia artists at the Philly Artist’ Collective
B.J has been vital in helping the actors familiarize themselves and understand Alice Childress's TROUBLE IN MIND world set in 1950s' New York!
PAC's Virtual Reading of Alice Childress's TROUBLE IN MIND
Saturday, October 24th @ 7pm
FREE to attend; ALL donations benefit BLM Philly
And also what it was like for black actors & actresses on stage and in film during that time period!
Welcome to the 50's
Join us on Saturday, October 24th @ 7pm!FREE to attend; ALL donations benefit BLM Philly
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