This Sunday, Sept. 25th we kick off our TENTH SEASON with our final gathering at Dixon Place. The theme is FLIGHT! Perfect for this next season where we will be going new places and growing in new ways. And, to help us move it forward, we have the glorious talents of Saidah Arrika Ekulona who, in addition to being a fantastic, award winning actor, is also one of our newest board members. I’m always thrilled when Saidah’s in the house–and can’t wait to have her with is this Sunday, back in NYC following a stint on the other coast. Join us for FLIGHT this Sunday, Sept 25th at 11:30 at Dixon Place.
Here’s Saidah’s bio:
Saidah Arrika Ekulona is an award-winning theatre, television and film actress. She’s originated roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatres and international theatres, and originated the role of Mama Nadi in the Pulitzer Prize winning play RUINED, for which she won an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Jeff Award, Audelco Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Award. Theatre credits include BROADWAY: Well OFF-BROADWAY: An American Daughter (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Othello; Unconditional; Well; The Square; Romeo and Juliet (Public Theatre/NYSF); The Thugs (Soho Rep); Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons); A Streetcar Named Desire (NYTW), among others. Saidah’s television appearances include IMPASTOR; WHEN WE RISE; MIKE & MOLLY; GUIDANCE; SCANDAL; NCIS; SHAMELESS; THE 100; NEWSROOM; A GIFTED MAN; NURSE JACKIE; AUSTIN& ALLY; BLUE BLOODS; ROYAL PAINS; LAW & ORDER; LAW & ORDER SVU; THE SOPRANOS; HOPE & FAITH; QUEENS SUPREME; SEX & THE CITY; ALL MY CHILDREN and GENERAL HOSPITAL. Her film work includes HONEYGLUE; CHRISTIAN MINGLE; SAVING LINCOLN; THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID; RIGHTEOUS KILL; THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123; TWO LOVERS; THE REBOUND; THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; UNCERTAINTY; HAPPY ACCIDENTS. Saidah received her BA from Albright College and her MFA from University of Minnesota. Member of SAG-AFTRA, Actor’s Equity Association, NYTW Usual Suspect.