2022 Season

The Museum Annex*

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written by Mildred Inez Lewis
directed by Elizabeth Carter
Oct 15–Nov 13

World Premiere #69
a new comedy from the Central Works Writers Workshop
inspired by George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum

In 1986, George C. Wolfe’s play The Colored Museum premiered. The play imagined a series of 11 scenes, or “exhibits” in a metaphoric “museum,” where each of these exhibits addressed a range of different themes and aspects of the African American experience.

Now, we’re premiering a new play by Mildred Inez Lewis called The Museum Annex*, an homage to Mr. Wolfe’s play, adding something of a “new wing” onto the original museum.

A wildly imaginative whirlwind tour: “Welcome to the Museum!”

*Formerly titled The Women’s Annex

 

 

 

 

 

ALL THURSDAYS & PREVIEWS ARE PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
DAY OF PERFORMANCE DISCOUNTS
All remaining seats are available on a sliding scale at noon on the day of the show:
$40-$15 (Fri-Sun)
We reserve seats only for subscribers, it is general seating for all other ticket holders.
 

 

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $22-40

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

(note 7pm showtime on Saturdays!)

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Oct 13
8pm
Preview
14
8pm
Preview
15
7pm
Opening
16
5pm
20
8pm
21
8pm
22
7pm
23
5pm
27
8pm
28
8pm
29
7pm
30
5pm
Nov 3
8pm
4
8pm
5
7pm
6
5pm
10
8pm
11
8pm
12
7pm
13
5pm

Running Time

about 2 hrs with a 10-min intermission

Njeri: Brenda Miles
Margo: Juanita Harris
Lala: Julia Jackson
Angie: Brittany Nicole Sims
Bree: Ije Success

Stage Management: Natalia Rivera Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Light design: Stephanie Anne Johnson
Projection Design: Alexa Burrell
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen

The tour guides of the the first interactive museum
dedicated to the African American women’s experience:
(l to r) Julia Jackson, Juanita Harris, Ije Success,
Brenda Miles & Britany Nicole Sims.

Central Works presents world premiere #69: The Museum Annex by Mildred Inez Lewis, Oct 15 – Nov 13 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

l to r: Lala (Julia Jackson), Margo (Juanita Harris),
Bree (Ije Success), Njeri (Brenda Miles) & Angie
(Britany Nicole Sims) are here to take you on a tour of
The Museum Annex (the new wing of The Colored Museum).

Central Works presents world premiere #69: The Museum Annex by Mildred Inez Lewis, Oct 15 – Nov 13 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Join Lala (Julia Jackson), Margo (Juanita Harris),
Njeri (Brenda Miles), Bree (Ije Success) & Angie (Britany Nicole Sims),
for a whirlwind tour of the new wing of The Colored Museum.
“Welcome to The Museum Annex!

Central Works presents world premiere #69: The Museum Annex by Mildred Inez Lewis, Oct 15 – Nov 13 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

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Mildred Inez Lewis (playwright) writes and directs for theater, film and the digital space. A Dramatists Guild member, she belongs to the Antaeus, Company of Angels, EST-Los Angeles and PlayGround-LA writing groups.Upcoming Productions include Ghosts Of Blackness with Harlem9/Lucille Lortel/National Black Theatre; $10 And A Tambourine with Antaeus; The Museum Annex, inspired by The Colored Museum with Central Works (Berkeley, CA); We Dreamed Ourselves, Dragon Egg Productions (Oakland, CA); and Down Home, Valdez Theatre Conference (Valdez, AK). Upcoming Publications: The Gift And /kom’plisit/ with Broadway Play Publishing. Roost First, Then Fly in Applause Books’ 2020 10-Minute play collection. Recent Productions: Aithiopes Imagined with Antaeus. We Jump Broom and Acknowledge with PlayGround-LA.. Awards: 2021 L.B. Williams award, New Circle Theater. 2018-9 PLAY

 

Elizabeth Carter (director) is an actor and director based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of Mills College she was the 2022 Inaugural SDFC Lloyd Richards New Futures Director in Residence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2021 Ms. Carter directed Stoop Story for the Aurora Theatre (rehearsed and intended for the stage, but because of Covid restrictions, was ultimately offered online). and the virtual production of Feel the Spirit for Shotgun Players and Colt Coeur. Her professional directing debut came in 2017 with Bondage by Star Finch, first produced at Alter Theatre and remounted at ACT’s Costume Shop the following year. Other theaters for which she has directed include TheatreFirst, ACT MFA program, African American Shakespeare, the California Shakespeare Theatre’s Summer Conservatory as well as assistant directing credits for the Berkeley Rep and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As an award winning Bay Area actor, Ms. Carter’s theater credits include Aurora Theatre, Cal Shakes, Marin Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry, TheatreWorks, Shotgun Players and The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep.