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Ms. Marjorie Moon

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Executive Director

The Billie Holiday Theatre
1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York 11216
United States

Company Description: Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc. (BHT) was founded in 1972 by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), a community development corporation whose...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • diploma
    Collinwood High School
  • B.A. degree
    Ohio University
  • M.A. degree
    Temple University
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Web References
Staff | Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
www.restorationplaza.org, 20 April 2014 [cached]
Marjorie Moon Executive Director, Billie Holiday Theatre Send email >
The Billie Holiday Theatre - About the Theatre Company
www.thebillieholiday.org, 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Marjorie Moon Executive Director and Producer
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Marjorie Moon
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Portrait of Marjorie Moon
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Marjorie Moon Executive Director and Producer
MARJORIE MOON is Executive Director and Producer of the AUDELCO and Obie award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre — position she has held for more than thirty years. Most recently, Ms. Moon directed Sassy Mamas and Steal Away as well as Judi Ann Mason's Storm Stories, Lorey Hayes' Power Play and Bless Ji JaJa's M. She also directed Bless Ji Jaja's Barberdashers and Birth, Celeste Bedford Walker's Reunion in Bartersville; White Chocolate by Samuel L. Kelley, Leslie Lee's Spirit North and John Henry Redwood's Acted Within Proper Departmental Procedure.
Additionally, during her tenure, she has directed productions that include Weldon Irvine's Young, Gifted and Broke, Smokey Robinson's Raisin' Hell (co-directed] and Brothers and Sisters, Husbands and Wives. Ms. Moon also directed the latter production starring Ella Joyce (Roc) and Count Stovall (All My Children) at Houston Texas Music Hall.
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Ms. Moon has produced more than 150 productions including the regional touring productions of Lotto and Over Forty in venues that range from Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall to Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre and Historic Tacoma Theatre, Baltimore's Lyric Opera House, Philadelphia's Plays and Players. She produced Good Black Don't Crack at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. On Broadway, Ms. Moon co-produced Inacent Black starring Melba Moore.
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After earning her MFA from Temple University, Ms. Moon joined the Speech and Drama Department at Hampton (Institute] University. She later served as adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College. Ms. Moon is the proud recipient of the Larry Leon Hamlin's Producer Award at the National Black Theatre Festival.
The HistoryMakers
www.thehistorymakers.com, 14 Mar 2012 [cached]
Biography (Marjorie Moon)
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Theatre producer and director Marjorie Moon was born on May 14, 1946 in Kokomo, Indiana. For the past thirty years, she has been the President and Executive Director of theBillie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. Moon's passion for theater began early as she spent time at the Karamu House Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1964, she received her diploma from Collinwood High School. Around the same time, she became one of the youngest members in the Cleveland Women's Orchestra. In 1968, Moon earned her B.A. degree from Ohio University and completed her studies at Temple University in 1970 with an M.A. degree.
Moon began her professional career teaching acting at Hampton University. Moving to New York in 1973, she became the Executive Director of the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn, a theatre that has provided African American playwrights, set-builders, and other creative individuals an arena to work and nurture their talents.
As a director, Moon has worked on several plays including Weldon Irvine's Young, Gifted and Broke.
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Moon also directed a production of Over Forty at the New Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. As a producer, she has produced more than 150 productions.
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Moon has received several awards for her work in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. In 2005, the Billie Holiday Theatre received a $900,000 grant for its line-up of new plays.
Moon currently resides on Long Island, New York with her family.
Moon was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on January 25, 2007.
The Billie Holiday Theatre - The Current Season
www.thebillieholiday.org, 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Portrait of Marjorie Moon
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Marjorie Moon Producer and Executive Director
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The Billie Holiday Theatre's Executive Director Marjorie Moon kicked off the 2013-2014 season by appointing director, actor, playwright, and novelist Jackie Alexander as the Theatre's Artistic Director.
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Executive Director Marjorie Moon is thrilled to have Alexander on board, stating: "Jackie Alexander is a brilliant, multi-talented artist with a conscience.
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Marjorie A. Moon, Executive Director
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Marjorie Moon, Producer
The Billie Holiday Theatre - Special Events -Project 1 Voice
www.thebillieholiday.org, 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Portrait of Marjorie Moon
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Marjorie Moon
We are thrilled to be part of Project 1 Voice, a unique and original collaboration and benefit for theatres of color.
Marjorie Moon, Producer The Billie Holiday Theatre
About Project 1 Voice
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