Thank you for coming out to see the staged reading of:

DANNY GLOVER & CARL LUMBLY in

THE ISLAND
By ATHOL FUGARD, JOHN KANI & WINSTON NTSHONA

Directed by DELROY LINDO

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Three world-renowned stars of film, television and theatre came together for a benefit supporting TheatreFIRST’s new mission.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th at 7:30pm

The Island

Danny GloverDanny Glover

Actor, producer and humanitarian, Danny Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.  He has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. He currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador and Ambassador for the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.

Mr. Glover has also been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years. Glover’s film credits range from noted movie roles in Dreamgirls, Color Purple, Witness, and the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. In 2005 Glover co-founded NY based Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes, and later partnered with Susan Rockefeller and Bertha Foundation. The company is dedicated to the development and production of independent feature and documentary films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity.  Glover was recently seen in Rage co-starring Nicolas Cage and Beyond the Lights.  He also filmed roles in the upcoming feature films Almost Christmas for Universal Studios, Monster Trucks for Paramount, and the independent Complete Unknown.

Carl LumblyCarl Lumbly

For the stage, Carl Lumbly most recently starred as ‘Ira Aldridge’ in the San Francisco Playhouse’s production of “Red Velvet,” which ran through June 25, 2016.

Lumbly was nominated for a San Francisco Bay Theatre Critics Circle award for his 2015 performance in Between Riverside and Crazy at ACT.

Earlier in 2015, he starred as ‘Alfred’ in Let There Be Love at ACT and as ‘Leo Price’ in the San Francisco Playhouse’s premiere of Tree.

In 2014, he starred as ‘Chester Kimmich’ in John Patrick Shanley’s Storefront Church at the San Francisco Playhouse and as ‘Troy’ in August Wilson’s Fences at the Marin Theatre Company.

In 2013, Lumbly starred in Regina Taylor’s off-Broadway play stop. reset.  Also in 2013, he starred in the San Francisco Playhouse’s West Coast Premiere of The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

He starred in the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s 2012 production of Blue/Orange.

Lumbly was featured in the San Francisco Playhouse’s 2010 production of Cormac McCarthy’s Sunset Limited.  In 2007, he won a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for his starring role in the San Francisco production of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.

Lumbly’s extensive resume includes five seasons on ABC’s Alias, and he is currently on the CBS drama Zoo.  He will next appear in the feature A Cure For Wellness, directed by Gore Verbinski.

Delroy Lindo (Director)

Recent film work includes POINT BREAK, BATTLECREEK, and the  film of Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE. His extensive career includes memorable roles in films such as David Mamet’s HEIST and as Mr. Rose in THE CIDER HOUSE RULES. He garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee’s drama CLOCKERS; and also worked with Lee on CROOKLYN and MALCOM X, earning an NAACP Image Award nomination for his portrayal of West Indian Archie. Other notable film credits include WONDROUS OBLIVION, THE CORE, THE LAST CASTLE, DOMINO, THE ONE, GONE IN 60 SECONDS, RANSOM (Best Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award nomination); A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, GET SHORTY, FEELING MINNESOTA, ROMEO MUST DIE, DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, THIS CHRISTMAS (also as executive producer); and Pixar’s UP! 

For TV, Delroy recently completed work on MARVEL’S MOST WANTED, for Marvel Television. He starred in the NBC series BELIEVE, from executive producers JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron; & KIDNAPPED; in Shawn Ryan’s, THE CHICAGO CODE (Fox); He appeared to critical acclaim in the CBS drama PROFOUNDLY NORMAL; as US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the Showtime film, STRANGE JUSTICE, winning a Peabody Award. For HBO he featured in LACKAWANNA BLUES; & as baseball legend Satchel Paige in SOUL OF THE GAME. And in the film GLORY & HONOR (TNT), he played  Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson. Also for TV, he produced and directed documentary interview films featuring Spike Lee, Charles Burnett and Joan Chen.