Bianca LaVerne Jones is a native of Cary, North Carolina. She attended Farmington Woods Elementary, Briarcliff Elementary, West Cary Middle, Apex High, Athens Drive High and North Carolina School of the Arts (Diploma). She went on the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory and Yale School of Drama.
Iced Out SHACKLED and CHAINED: STILL LOOKING for the NORTH STAR (ICED-OUT)
Timely Piece That Sheds Light On African-American History and its impact on the modern world Performing August 1-3, 2013 (Wake Forest University) Thursday 8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3pm & 8pm at the National Black Theatre Festival Atlanta, GA – July 26, 2013
“Iced Out” is being co-produced with National Black Theater and Blackberry Productions. Blackberry Productions’ ICED OUT SHACKLED and CHAINED: STILL LOOKING for the NORTH STAR (ICED OUT), written by Kisha Spence and Mo Beasley, is a bold and cutting edge multi-media piece that shows how the legacy of slavery still impacts all of us today.
The two actresses, Bianca Laverne Jones and Stephanie Berry, morph from one character to another, portraying characters from slavery and Jim Crow era. The piece is woven with traditional movement and hiphop (choreographed by Dyane Harvey) and music linking the past and the present. Through laughter, tears, music and dance, two actors morph through 20 characters exploring the roots of racism, illiteracy, poverty, self-hatred and love. Weaving the past with the present, the play offers a contemporary twist to those issues that have haunted our communities for decades. It is an important and timely theatrical experience that inspires hope and needs to be seen by all. Your support can help make that happen.
Following a premiere run at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre in Harlem this past fall, ICED OUT, was selected to be performed as a Main Stage production at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina this summer, 2013.
Blackberry Productions and the National Black Theatre Company have joined forces to take this production to the world’s largest festival of black theater. Our goal is to bring the best possible show we can and to invest in its future. Attracting over 65.000 people during its week-long event, The National Black Theatre Festival can give ICED OUT major visibility and help launch future productions.
Bianca LaVerne Jones. TV/FILM: BURNED (BET, Centric), NYC, 2-2 (CBS), Men In Love, What Would You Do? (ABC). WEB SERIES: Hard Times, Shitty Fab Life, 12 STEPS TO RECOVERY. OFF BROADWAY; Ruby Place Nest on the Ground (Signature), McReele (Roundabout), MacBeth (Classical Theatre of Harlem/Germany, Lillian Theater (LA)), Trojan Women (Classical Theatre of Harlem, AUDELCO nomination), Virgin of the Vieux Carre (Primary Stages) REGIONAL; Iced Out Shackled and Chained (National Black Theater), Marcus or the Secret of Sweet (Studio Theater, DC), Jacob’s House (Access Theatre), Illmatic (Black River), Iken’s Perversion (two character play with Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham), A Civil War Christmas (LongWharf, original cast), MacBeth (Lillian Theater with Harry Lennix), ThreePenny Opera (Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Jesse L. Martin and Betty Buckley), Breath Boom, Madea/MacBeth/Cindarella (Yale Rep), Blues, Runaways (National Black Theater Festival), Relativity, Othello, King Headley II (St. Louis Black Repertory). Bianca has been seen in New Black Fest, Harlem 9’s 48 Hour Project, Host of Honoring Excellence in Black Theater: A Night with Woodie King Jr., Hear It Out!, Fire This Time Festival and a host of staged readings in NYC. She is a new member of the STANDARD Collective Artist Group.
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Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre Company is in Harlem on 5th Avenue and 125th Street in NYC