Teri Black is the Founder and Artistic Director of Break A Leg Productions. BAL was incorporated in 1995 and is a 501c3 (Not For Profit) Theater Company. When actress Teri Black broke her leg, she couldn't even audition for "The Man Who Came to Dinner." To keep her creative juices flowing, she began readings of comedies in her apartment and Break A Leg Productions was born.
BAL believes that comedy, through the use of satire and social criticism, emphasizes what all races and cultures have in common. Through humor, theatre can bridge the gaps which separate people by enabling audiences to recognize and even laugh at the obstacles which divide them.
BAL also encourages "non-traditional" casting.
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Break A Leg Productions P.O. Box 20503 Dag Hammarskjold Convenience Center New York, NY 10017
Break A Leg Productions, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit organization (501c3, 1995) and is a member of A.R.T./New York (The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York) and TRU (Theater Resorces Unlimited).
The members of Break-A-Leg Productions wish to thank our friends whose contributions help us continue our work!
A BAL premiere reading THE BROTHER
By John Hancock and Dorothy Tristan
Directed by Elowyn Castle
based on the book by New York Times Reporter Sam Roberts
As described by Samuel French Publishers:
Written by noted stage and film director John Hancock, The Brother is the largely untold story of the Rosenberg spy case, based on the book by New York Times editor, Sam Roberts. It follows the espionage trial that led to the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, focusing on the memories of Ethel's brother, David Greenglass. He was the spy ring's man inside Los Alamos while America was developing the atomic bomb, and his confession saved his wife from indictment but implicated his sister and her husband, ultimately sending them to the electric chair. In this account, Greenglass admits to lying for the first time about the memory of his sister's role. Recounting this bitter episode in American history, The Brother is a dramatic and cautionary tale of families, state power in times of fear and repression, and the all-too-human capacity for rationalization.
One can't-miss performance
Monday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The Unity Center of New York City 213 West 58th Street (7th/Broadway), Manhattan
Mr. Roberts will participate in a talk back immediately following the performance