Queen Bess - The Bessie Coleman Story
- February 23, 2023 - March 4, 2023
- Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
This special play will celebrate the life and career of Bessie Coleman. Coleman was the first African American, and the first Native American to receive her international pilot's license. Queen Bess: The Bessie Coleman Story was a hit in JCAL's script development series Meet the Playwright, and will now be presented as a full length play.
About the Playwright:
TOMMIE J. MOORE is the Founder of "Dare to be Black Corp," a company that educates and protects the legacies of African-American Icons through theater and film. He is an actor, screenwriter, playwright and a director who has performed in over 30 plays. Mr. Moore graduated from York College with a B.A. in Theater Arts/Communications. His film work includes; Robinson (rookie FBI agent) in the feature film "Al Qarem," Larry in the web series "LabCats," and most recently Abraham in the film "The Lure." In November 2019, Mr. Moore originated the character Tenaka in Karen Malpede's production of "Other Than We,” at La Mama Theater in NYC. Also, he originated the role of Bass Reeves, in the "2019 National Black Theater Festival's" number one play "Cowboy." Mr. Moore is well-known for writing and starring in his Regional one-man play "Dare to be Black: The Jack Johnson Story." And has most recently, written an one-woman production titled "Queen Bess," a play about Bessie Coleman. "Queen Bess" would have had its Regional debut in 2020 if it had not have been for the pandemic. Mr. Moore is dedicated to writing stage plays and screenplays focusing on African American History and/or Christianity. Please visit Daretobeblack.com