TFT Theater Lab
In 2011, the new TFT Theater Lab was launched when distinguished playwright Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues”), used the space to workshop her newest play, “O.P.C.: Obsessive Political Correctness," collaborating with student actors and assistants. The workshop production, directed by Ensler, was presented as a staged reading with installation elements from October 31st to Nov 3rd October 24 in the Theater Lab space in Melnitz. The work is described as “a wildly funny and irreverent exploration of consumption and politics that asks, ‘How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?’"
Antwone Fisher is now entering the theater world with his new stage project, ANTWONE FISHER: A PLAY. The structure is verbal and emotional parry between Antwone and Commander Williams, the Navy psychologist Antwone had to see to determine if he was fit for military service, after yet another fight with a fellow sailor. What unfolds is a story that ranges from dramatic to humorous to heartbreaking, but in the end, is triumphant.
Antwone directed and produced the play in a sold-out special benefit presentation at the acclaimed Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica California, with captivating performances by Isaiah Washington (as "Antwone") and Keith David (as "Commander Williams"). Antwone was honored to have a multi-generational and multi cultural audience, that also gave the play a standing ovation.
A visiting professor at UCLA's School of Theater Film and Television, winter quarter 2012, Antwone has expanded his play and will direct the autobiographical piece featuring Graduate Actors from the Department of Theater at Macgowan Hall February 29th through March 3rd and March 14th through March 17th, 2012.