ABOUT - Meet the Producers!
Founded in 2010, Harlem9 is a collaborative producing organization, comprised of a group Black theatre professionals from various backgrounds. Our mission is to produce together, exploring the past, present and future of black culture, celebrating its rich and diverse history of storytelling.
Spencer Scott Barros
Spencer is an Associate Artistic Directorof Liberation Theatre Company. He has been an actor/producer/facilitator/teaching artist for more than 20 years in NYC. He is a founding member of Harlem9 and was the Associate Artistic Producer of Blue Diamond Productions, Inc. for 10 years. He was also an Associate Producer for the Evening Shades One-Act Festival in NYC for 3 years. As an actor, he is an Acclaim Award winner. He has been the Associate Producing Director of Liberation Theatre Company for the last 5 years. He also facilitates global discussions on creating an inclusive and respectful work environment.
Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
Sandra is a recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Josephine Abady Award. She recently received an honorable mention for her play Katrina and Sandy for the EstroGenius Festival, and was named a 2013 NYFA Fellowship Finalist for Playwriting. She is the Producing Artistic Director of Liberation Theatre Company, home to emerging Black playwrights. Sandra is a member of NewShoe Theatre, a playwright-director organization that supports work and careers and encourages collaborations among women directors & playwrights. She is also a member of The Geese, a gaggle of female playwrights perched to take American theater by storm.
Bryan E. Glover
Bryan is an arts producer, filmmaker, and writer who has supported the arts and emerging artists for over 25 years. He is a founding member of Harlem9, and was recently selected as a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Field Leadership Fund. He has worked with musicians, choreographers, performance artists, and playwrights in a variety of contexts and cities. Previous NYC productions include: First Dark Drama (Co-producer, Ontological Theater, August 2006); A Love Like Damien’s (Associate Producer, Here Arts Theater, November 2006); It Goes Unsaid (Producer, Poet’s Den, July 2007); Monstah Black and the Sonic Leroy: Submerged in Blue (producer, various venues, 2010); and A Raisin in the Salad: Black Plays for White People (Producer, FringeNYC, 2010). Learn about his work as a professsional leadership and life coach at www.bryaneglover.com
Garlia Cornelia Jones
Garlia is a writer, producer, photographer and mother. Her first major artistic partnership in New York was with nancy manocherian's the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon™ in Chelsea. Garlia founded what became Blackboard Reading Series, a monthly series incubated by the cell, devoted to Black Playwrights in September of 2008. Garlia holds an MFA in Playwrighting from The New School for Drama, and an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a Line Producer at The Public Theater. As a writer, her work has appeared in "The New York Times", "The Washington Post" and on Howlround.com Visit her personal website for more details on what she is doing!www.garliacornelia.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @garliacornelia
Eric is an actor, writer, producer and a founding member of both The Movement Theatre Company & Harlem9. As an actor he's performed internationally and as a writer his works Blacken the Bubble and Without Trace have been on stages in both NYC and Chicago. For his work in the theater both on-stage & behind the scenes, Eric has received awards from the Theater Hall of Fame & the National Theatre Conference. www.ericlockley.com
Jonathan is currently the Director of Theater Arts Programming at the National Black Theatre in Harlem and has worked professionally for the past seven years as an actor, director and producer throughout the East Coast. He is a founder of The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC] and Harlem9. A Washington, DC native, he attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts, then NYU. To learn more about his work please head to his website: www.jonathanmccrory.com