In these tough times, it was a great experience getting to sit down with Jim DeVivo and talk shop for The Young Playwrights Guide. Check it out on YouTube:
Shabazz's positive thoughts for a very difficult time:
"Look out the window at the trees ... the branches swaying in the wind, but the trunks aren't moving at all in the wind. We’re a bit like that. When life is blowing at us from every direction, of course our emotions will go up and down and all around. But sometimes we live as if we only have branches. Our goal is to find our own trunk. That way, even when life is pulling from all sides, you won’t be living in your branches. You’ll still be secure and stable."
Despite all current events, please stay tuned for other projects in the near future!
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In Other News
Shabazz's return to New York was absolutely incredibly with the Off-Broadway New York Premiere of "Bars and Measures" at Urban Stages. It received a week's extension, amazing audiences and outstanding reviews, including one from the New York Times calling it:
"A smart, supple production...handsomely polished. A tale about getting lost, and whether and how you can find your way back."
Such a brilliant production, and Shabazz is so grateful for the opportunity.
“Oklahoma” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and “Hands on a Hardbody” at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center have received multiple nominations for the Colorado Theatre Guild’s annual Henry Awards with a combined 52 total nominations!
"Oklahoma" took home 7 Awards including "Outstanding Production of a Musical" and "Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
"Hands on a Hardbody" took home the prestigious "Outstanding Production Season".