ABOUT THE COMPANY
1 + 1 PRODUCTIONS, founded in
1993 in Cleveland, Ohio...continues to educate and entertain audiences of all ages. Utilizing theatrics, presented
in a "Staged Reading" format, performers bring the written word from the page to the stage. The company highlights
the works of African-American literary artists, vocalists, thespians, dancers...past and present. With the use
of costume pieces, and accessories, many greats are brought to life. Available for tour year 'round. We are committed
to excellence, and to the entertainment, and education of audiences from every walk of life with one hour
of professional Theatre, followed by a Q & A workshop.
a native of Cleveland, Ohio has performed on various stages throughout the Midwest since 1985. She is a member
of "Actors Equity Union". Her debut began at East Cleveland Theatre in an ensemble production called, No Longer
A Strange Land. Her Theatre credits also include: A Raisin In The Sun, Women of Plums..., Colored
People's Time, The Rabbit Foot, and many more. Ms. Blair performed in The Trial... at The University
of Missouri-Columbia in 2004, and was last seen in Ba Ba King in Akron, Ohio and at the Cleveland State University.
Conni Blair is also a professional Stage Manager who has worked in the Cleveland area for the past ten years.
also born and reared in Cleveland, made her Theatre debut in 1987 in Joseph Walker's classic, The River Niger
at the world famous, Karamu House Performing Arts Theatre. Ms. Jackson's credits include: From The Mississippi
Delta, Zooman and The Sign, Fires In The Mirror, The Waiting Room, and countless more. Renee
was in the 2004 - 2005 production of Jar The Floor , at Karamu. She directed Steal Away by Ramona
King in October of 2005, at East Cleveland Theatre, In February 2006 she was seen in Sorrows and Rejoicings
by Athol Fugard at The Brooks Theatre in the Cleveland Play House, an Ensemble Theatre production, and in Jungle Book
as a cast member for The Cleveland Play House Youth Production. Her most recent perfromance was with an ensemble cast
at Karmau in the World Premiere, A Colored Funeral by Gregory Carr.
"Rhythms" - (Harlem)Renaissance I & II
The Woman Beside The Man
The Strong Black Woman Is Dead
"For Colored Girls...(Excerpts)
"Let's Talk" A Play in One Act
THE YOUTH COMPANY
The Institute of Cultural Arts & Education (TIOCAE)
Rap Tour 2009 - 10
Woman I Am
There's no Phire like Sapphire
WOMEN OF SEASON
Them Women Got The Spirit
|R.I.P. Ms. Lena - May 2010
|"There's No Phire like Sapphire" - WOMEN OF SEASON
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"Conni and Renee bring poetry from the page to the stage with an absolute dramatic
--Prestor Picket-- CSU Black Studies
"These women are phenomenal in their understanding of the written word. They
bring Harlem Renaissance Poets to life with their 'Rhythms of the Renaissance'
--Donald Jolly-- Principal, John Adams Senior High
"Once you'vde seen their show about the accomplishments of America's Black Women,
you will no doubt want to see their other productions"
--Sister Mary Katherine-- Ursuline College
WOMEN OF SEASON is a group of women that all women can closely relate to. Their
message is stellar and worthy of ovation."
--Carl Williams-- Founder,
African International Festival 2003
"Never in my history as a college professor have I seen my students become so mesmerised
at literature, you ladies have helped my efforts to bring the the voices of the Harlem Renaissance artists to life..."
Sister Mary Margaret, Ursuline College, Lynhurst, Ohio
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