A play reading by Nia Akilah Robinson

featuring her new work, "A Theater Critic’s Impact on a Black Theater Company"


David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico

Tickets: $15 (+$1.75 ticketing fee)

Celebrated playwright and actress Nia Akilah Robinson brings her powerful voice to the DR Center stage and presents her new play, A Theater Critic’s Impact on a Black Theater Company, during her Pocantico artist residency. Inspired by playwright Judi Ann Mason’s work, Robinson will first read two contrasting theater production reviews of Mason’s Daughters of the Mock. Robinson will then summarize A Theater Critic’s Impact on a Black Theater Company and present small excerpts from the play.

This event is presented in partnership with the RBF Culpeper Arts & Culture program and YoungArts.

The performance will be followed by a reception with special access to the DR Center gallery, currently showing Inspired Encounters: Women Artists and the Legacies of Modern Art.

Nia Akilah Robinson

Nia Akilah Robinson (she/her) is a playwright and actor who represents Harlem with all her might. She is a 2022–2023 Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School. Her work has been seen and developed with The Ground Floor: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the National Black Theater: Soul Series, and the Great Plains Theater Conference. She has also received the 2023 NYSCA Play Support grant through the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.