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Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts Mixing it up in October

Film festival honoring black female directors headlines month of engaging performances at Brooklyn Campus venue


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

BK Press ReleaseBrooklyn, N.Y. — A variety of dynamic multicultural performances hit the stage this October at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit

Saturday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 3, 5:00 p.m.
Eastcoast Movement, Inc. Through The Storm Production presents: Why Didn’t Jesus Get Married?
This play is a thought-provoking, modern-day family comedy that explores love, marriage and relationships. Tickets: $35. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit

Saturday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Arts Council in association with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts present: Intergenerations: Dance Kings of Black Brooklyn
This special event honors an important generation of Brooklyn’s black male dancers and choreographers, including Obediah Wright, Baba Chuck Davis, Ron Brown, Jamel Gaines, Reggie Wilson, Michael Manswell and Kevin “Shock-a-lock” Porter. The group will be joined by some of their protégés for an evening that will feature a processional, performances and a panel discussion. Tickets: $15; $12, students and seniors. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit

Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
LIU Brooklyn Dance Department presents: Dance Faculty
Brooklyn Campus dance faculty presents an eclectic evening of contemporary dance and performance art choreography. It includes former members of such dance companies as Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Mark Morris and Martha Graham Dance Company. Tickets: $15; $10, students and seniors. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit

Saturday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 17, 2:00 p.m.
13th Annual Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series
The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series will offer an exciting selection of more than 20 films produced, directed or written by women of color across the globe. The showcased films will include director Joyce P. Fields’ A Kindness, a short, silent film of a homeless man's search for one kind soul; director Deatra Harris’ Addicted, a humorous hair story; and director Ivana Todotovic’s A Harlem Mother, a powerful short documentary about a mother's fight to end gun violence in her community after her son was killed in a brutal shooting. The festival will offer special screenings by youth filmmakers and a workshop for educators wishing to utilize film in the classroom. Tickets: Two-day pass: $25; one-day pass: $15, $10 for students and seniors; section ticket: $7, $5 for students and seniors; workshop ticket: $5. Group discounts available. Contact Kumble Theater box office at (718) 488-1624 or visit

Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
Center for Communications, Kumble Theater and the Brooklyn Campus Journalism Department present: Reality Check: Creating Your Own Show
Why do some shows knock it out of the park while others die on the vine? Reality pros explore the essential elements for a breakout reality hit. From development and production to distribution and maintenance, learn how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of the “real” world. The panelists include Daniel Markell, Development Producer, Cineflix; Thom Beers, Creator/Executive Producer, Deadliest Catch; Liz Gateley, Senior Vice President, Series Development, MTV Networks; and Andy Cohen, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Bravo Media. Tickets: Free admission RSVP at

Friday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 23, 8:00 p.m.
Brown Girls Burlesque presents: Culture Classics
Culture Classics is a fusion gumbo of movement and storytelling. It merges neo-burlesque with postmodern theater and dance - stripping down the story in sensual expression. Guest artist Yalini Dream shares her magic. Cabaret Cataplexy's Ashley Brockington will host the show. Tickets: $25; $20 if purchased before October 18.

Friday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
St. Martin/St. Maarten Friendship Association presents: The Philosopher of Humor - Fernando Clark
Fernando Clark, St. Maarten’s leading stand-up comedian and radio host - appearing in his latest comedy DVD release Fernando U 2 Baad - will perform his one-man, stand-up comedy show live on stage. Rescheduled from September 3, due to the impact of Hurricane Earl on the island of St. Martin/St. Maarten. Tickets: $25, group discounts available.

Saturday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
Minister Marcus and Friends presents: 2nd Annual Kingdom Choice Awards
New York City's official urban gospel award show, the Kingdom Choice Awards, present awards in 17 urban gospel categories. The show features live performances by some of the leading urban gospel artists from New York, Philadelphia, Florida, Ohio and other locations across the country. The 2010 KCA honorees will include special guest performers, Hip Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and the grandfather of Holy Hip Hop, Mike Peace. Tickets: $25 

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dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 09/08/2010

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