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 (AEA-SAG/AFTRA) is an Actor/Producer/DEI Facilitator working in New York City for over 25 years. He is one of the founders and the Associate Artistic Director of Liberation Theatre Company. He is a founding member and producer of Harlem9. He currently works as a senior facilitator for a leading consulting firm specializing in workplace diversity, equity, inclusion and leadership. As an actor he has a lengthy resume with credits on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally. On television he has appeared in many television shows, commercials, print ads and voice-overs.
Sandra A. Daley-Sharif
Sandra is an Afro-Caribbean artist living in Harlem. She has earned her merits over twenty-five years as an OBIE Award-winning producer, award-winning playwright, director, actress, and dramaturge. She is a recipient of the Josephine Abady Award, acknowledging her for her contribution of diverse works to the American theatre landscape. Most recently, The Fire This Time presented a reading of her full-length play Hedda: A Portrait of a (Young) Woman and a production of her short play Anonymous, which was also produced by the EstroGenius Festival. Check out her short works featured on her podcast Daley Formulas.
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 a two time Obie Award-winning, Craine’s New York Business 2020 Notable LGBTQ Leader. As a Harlem-based multidisciplinary artist, he served as Artistic Director at National Black Theatre since 2012. He has been awarded the Emerging Producer Award by the National Black Theatre Festival of Winston Salem, North Carolina and the Torch Bearer Award by theatrical legend Woodie King Jr. He is a founding member of the producing organizations Harlem9, the Movement Theatre Company and national services organizations such as Black Theater Commons and Next Generation National Network. A Washington, DC native, McCrory attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and earned his BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. To learn more please visit: www.jonathanmccrory.com