Thursday, December 17, 2009

Coming Soon -- GTM, the PLAY!

Now you know why we have been quiet these last few weeks as we have been working with Dr. Robert Knopf, Chair of the University at Buffalo's Drama Department on a dramatic adaptation of Go, Tell Michelle for the stage!!!!! And we have just completed a read-through of the script and proposed changes for Dr. Knopf to incorporate in the finished piece. Thanks to contributors Karima Amin, Sharon Amos and Sharon Holley for their assistance. We are working with Dr. Knopf and SUNY Press to have an inaugural performance on the 19th of January just in time for the anniversary of President's Obama's Inauguration. We are working very hard to have this come off and will keep you informed of our progress from here on.

GTM Named One of Top Ten Black Books of 2009

We'd taken a hiatus for a few weeks, but we're back with great news -- first the latest from "Inside Black Hollywood Magazine" - a story that cites "Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write the New First Lady" as number six on the list of the top ten Black Books for 2009. This list was compiled by critic Kam Williams. Williams was the first critic to write a review of "Go, Tell Michelle" in January 2009. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Online, Rotten Tomatoes, the African-American Film Critics Association, and the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee.

To quote the author of the list, Williams says "This opus is a collection of letters of support for Michelle Obama designed as a way “to send her a special message, grounded in our common ancestry and in the belief that our daughters have not only been inspired by her accomplishments but empowered by her example.” The assorted missives amount to a quite evocative collage of heartfelt correspondence in poetry and prose ranging from the intimate to the light and lyrical."

You can check out the list of the Top Ten yourself by going to the website. Please pass this news on to friends and family!