A Black and White Cookie written by Gary Morgenstein, directed by Joan Kane will be doing a live reading and Q&A on an Ego Actus Zoom on January 24, 2021 at 3:00pm EST.
Through the beauty of technology, we spoke with writer, Gary Morgenstein and director, Joan Kane, about A Black and White Cookie being presented via Ego Actus Zoom on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST/Noon PST.
After Harold Wilson, a gruff, conservative African American senior, finally reopens his newsstand following the coronavirus pandemic, he’s hit with an exorbitant rent increase which forces him to close his East Village business after 30 years and reluctantly retire to Florida with his niece. Enter long-time customer Albie Sands, an eccentric 1960s Jewish radical, who persuades Harold to fight the landlord. Harold and Albie form an unlikely yet powerful friendship to confront corporate greed and their own mortality.
We spoke candidly with Morgenstein and Kane about interpersonal relationships, race relations and the hope of heeling a country with half the population feeling disenfranchised.
Kane mentions how theatre is being brought into the 21st century as they will now be using mixed media in order to tell their stories that were once forced to be housed in one building. Now the world can see theatre without taking a trip to New York or London.
Morgenstein’s writing continues to be centered within the center of the known universe, New York City and takes us on a realistic journey with multiple shades of grey that we often forget about within society. There is not exactly good versus bad or us versus them, but that we are all in this together, whether we like it or not.
To watch A Black and White Cookie visit Ego Actus’ official website at www.egoactus.com.