Ang Bey

(they/them/theirs)

Performer | Playwright | Producer | Director | Teaching Artist

I am...

from Southwest Philadelphia

and

committed to the transformative power of storytelling.

Provocation with purpose

makes for

dynamic, socially conscious, and challenging

work.

I create

to

inspire

decolonization

and

radical healing

within

myself

& within 

the world.

selected credits:

[admin]: 2019/20 Season Apprentice at Theatre Horizon

[stage]: The Niceties (InterAct Theatre Company); Candles (Philadelphia Young Playwrights); Our Ouija Board... (On The Rocks); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in Clark Park); The Baldest Eagle (Philly Improv Theatre)

[film]: Sundance Directors Lab Actors Ensemble 2017; LP (dir. Alexander Etseyatse); Georgie (dir. Lars Keer); Bracelet (dir. John Deswert)

[playwriting]​: The Medusa Play ( Shoe Box Theatre Collective); Peter Pan and Other Men (Apartment20: Ghost Stories 24 Hour Theatre Festival); The White Feather Project (Upstream Performance Collaborative);Com[promising] Future (National Constitution Center); Pedestals (Philadelphia Young Playwrights); Jouska Play Works Inaugural Member (Simpatico Theatre Company).

[member of Shoe Box Theatre Collective]

Upcoming

 

Mt. Vernon Park Play

I'll be assistant directing Nell Bang-Jensen on James IJames's new play for Shakespeare in Clark Park's Park Plays series.

Summer 2020

Candles 

I'll be playing "Amara" in Philadelphia Young Playwrights' professional production of a student written play.

January 17th through 25th, 2020

The Niceties 

I'll be playing "Zoe" in the regional premiere of The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess at InterAct Theatre Company.

March 27th through April 19th, 2020

Apocalypse Dating Play

I'll be playing "Gaia" in a reading of this new play by Jarrett McCreary for InterAct's Core Playwrights Weekend.

December 14th, 2019

Fat Ham 

I'll be playing "Opal" in  a staged reading of this new play by James Ijames  and directed by Briana Gause for Azuka's New Pages series. 

February 15th, 2020

Playwriting 

COMPLETED

  • The Medusa Play (Full-Length; Themes of Racial Injustice; WORLD PREMIERE @ Shoe Box Theatre Collective- Barrymore Recommended Production)

    • Who is the black artist? Who is Medusa? ​

  • The White Feather Project @ Ursinus College  (Director and Playwright)

    • The White Feather Project is a theatre piece devised from interviews of the Ursinus community concerning cowardice under racial stress. Accompanying the final performances and script, a website including a reading list, video diaries (of the process), and original blog posts will be available for public and academic use long after the project’s completion. ​

  • Com[promising] Freedom (One- Act; Historical Fiction; Produced @ The National Constitution Center

    • "What will we do with all this freedom?"- Elizabeth Powell​ and her peers ask themselves this question in studying for their final history exam about The Declaration of Independence.

  • Pedestals (Monologue; Themes of Racial Injustice; Produced @ Interact Theater Company)

    • After assaulting a peer due to a racially charged incident, an African-American star student is confronted by her principal and her future

      • Click here to watch a recording of Pedestals

      • Philadelphia Young Playwright's podcast series "Mouthful" interviewed me about PedestalsListen to the podcast here!​

  • The Playground (Full-length; Themes of Mental Health; How I Learned to Write Festival & produced @ Ursinus College)

    • High school senior Grey Bowman tries to reorient himself after a severe trauma involving himself and a childhood best friend.

  • Editorial for Grid Magazine about my experience as a young artist of color.

IN-DEVELOPMENT 

  • Twenty-Six (One-Act)

  • Rice & Em Fight a Lion

    • On-going, world-building exercise exploring the intersections of (non-binary) gender and race in the digital age.

 

For more information (commissions, writing samples, inquiries), please email theangelabey@gmail.com

 

Directing & PRODUCING

COMPLETED

  • The Medusa Play by Ang Bey @ Shoe Box Theatre Collective (New Work) [Co-Director with Ryan Rebel & Playwright]

  •  The White Feather Project  @ Ursinus College & Shoe Box Short Theatre Festival (New Work; Devised)  [Director, Playwright, & Producer] 

  • Twenty-Six by Ang Bey @ Ursinus College (New Work) [Director & Playwright]

  • Little Dancer by Ang Bey @ Ursinus College (New Work) [Director & Playwright]

  • The Medusa Play by Ang Bey @ Ursinus College & AAI (Workshop Readings) [Director, Producer, & Playwright]

  • Daffodil by Arthur Robinson @ Ursinus College (New Work) [Director]

  • The Playground  by Ang Bey @ Ursinus College (New Work; Workshop Reading) [Director & Playwright]

  • 8 the Play by Dustin Lance Black  @ Friends Select School (Staged Reading) [Director]

  • High School Daze! by Ang Bey @ Friends Select School (New Work) [Co-Director with Jenny Hayden & Producer]

  • Dracula by Paul Olsen @ Friends Select School [Director & Producer]

  • The Guardian by Ang Bey @ Episcopal Academy Play Slam [Director]

 

For more information, please email theangelabey@gmail.com

 

The White Feather Project  

is a ethnographic play concerning white fragility and cowardice. Devised from scholarly texts, primary sources, and in-person interviews, the community of Ursinus College is the vehicle and incubator for this piece. 

Performances took place on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at Ursinus College as part of Celebration of Student Achievement (COSA) and Sunday, May 19th, 2019 as part of Shoebox Short Theatre Festival.

(Cast: Bonnie Baldini & Quinton J. Alexander)

The Medusa Play

Academic Premiere at Ursinus College in Spring of 2019  (Directed by Tamanya Garza)

BARRYMORE RECOMMENDED World Premiere with Shoe Box Theatre Collective at Venice Island Performing Arts Center November 15th though 27th (Co-Directed by Ang Bey & Ryan Rebel)

Click here to read my director/playwright's note.

(Photography by Christian Hayden from World Premiere featuring cast members Taylor Cawley, Briyana D. Clarel, Bryce Menard, Terriny Morrison, & William Morrison; poster design by Shahana Jan)

 

Resume

Click here to download a copy of my artistic resume. Click here to download a copy of my arts administration resume.

 

Headshots & Production Stills

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Contact

For acting work, commissions, collaboration inquiries, and general questions, please email Ang directly at theangelabey@gmail.com

Writing samples, reels, and letters of recommendation available upon request.