We proudly named Nathan Alan Davis the winner of the 2016 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award.  Davis’ play, The Wind and the Breeze, was selected from a pool 449 submissions. Lisa Portes (director of the award-winning solo production Grounded) will direct a staged reading on April 10, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave.

The award-winning cast features Byron Glenn Willis (“Sam”) and Wandachristine (“Ronda”).  Byron Willis was last seen at American Blues Theater as “Tee-Tot” in the award-winning musical Hank Williams: Lost Highway.  Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine will next appear on Blues’ stage in the solo production Beauty’s Daughter directed by Ron OJ Parson.

The Wind and the Breeze is the story of Sam – the legendary, undisputed, greatest emcee in Rockford, IL—who has defiantly staked out a spot on a downtown bridge in the dead of winter, where he finally finds himself challenged to a battle he can’t win. The Wind and the Breeze explores the politics of place, the unspoken expectations of friendship, and what happens when we choose to stand our ground on shifting sands.

Additional casting includes: Juwan Lockett (“Tea”), Kiki Layne (“Nia”), Asia Martin (“Ana”), and Denzell Love (“Shantell”).

DATE: Sunday April 10 @ 2pm
LOCATION: Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave
PRICE: $10

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