June 16, 2014 – FOR COLORED GIRLS HEALTH INITIATIVE
As an adjunct to the For Colored Girls staged readings, all-day community health fairs were held in New York, Washington, DC, Birmingham, Alabama, and other select cities around the country.
The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) provided testing for and information about a myriad of health conditions that affect women and girls.
June 16, 2014 – PROJECT1VOICE 2.0
P1V 2.0 is P1V’s online book club. This literacy component of P1V launched in association with HUE-MAN—an online book store—increased P1V’s audience by offering the selected staged reading play titles to book clubs. The books were made available for purchase via the P1V website. Johannesburg, South Africa was P1V 2.0’s first international shipping destination.
August 25, 2014 – NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE (CINCINNATI, OHIO)
P1V was invited to join a health panel at the National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio to discuss health disparities and alternative methods to inform and educate the community about mental and physical health. This invitation was prompted by the success of the FOR COLORED GIRLS Health Initiative. The panelists included well-known national and international health care advocates.
September 15, 2014 – PHENOMENAL WOMEN PORTRAIT (HARLEM, NEW YORK)
In New York City, with the great Ntozake Shange front and center, over 350 gathered in Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion for a portrait that celebrated the power and promise of womanhood. Each woman was asked to bring a photo of a woman—alive or deceased—who has inspired and/or empowered them. The group portrait was shot by fashion photographer Yvonne Allaway. Among the participants were Brenna Clark (author), Irene Gandy (Broadway publicist and producer), Carmen De Lavallade (Bessie Award Winner), Tonya Pinkins (Tony Award winner), Chita Rivera (Kennedy Center Honors Award and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient) and Cheryl Wills (local New York City news anchor).
June 15, 2015 – PROJECT1VOICE HONORS
P1V Honors inaugural presentation recognized outstanding achievements in the American theater. The first P1V Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American theater was presented to actor/director Billie Allen. The first P1V Honors Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Negro Ensemble Company co-founder Douglas Turner Ward. Mr. Ward and Ms. Allen were both in the original Broadway cast of Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN.
August 3, 2015 – EMERGING PRODUCER AWARD
The National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina presented P1V founder Erich McMillan-McCall the Emerging Producer Award for his efforts to revive neglected, forgotten and/or under appreciated seminal works written by black playwrights, and reintroduce them into national artistic discussion. Since founding P1V, McMillan-McCall has coordinated over two hundred readings of seven black masterworks, partnering with almost 50 theaters in 23 states and on 2 continents. P1V’s readings have prompted approximately 10 main stage full productions at theaters throughout the country.
September 19, 2015 – INTERNSHIPS / WORKSHOPS
P1V partnered with NYC’s Manhattan Theater Club, Second Stage and the Borough of Manhattan Community College to increase the number of interns of color in NYC based arts organizations. This partnership provided free workshops that introduced young people to arts management and other administrative careers in the arts. It also provided useful training skills and employment information to assist participants in acquiring internship placement.