(November 15, 2003 – Los Angeles) EMBODI Entertainment closes out its groundbreaking, inaugural
season with the haunting choreoplay, “Sunshine for a Midnight Weary”. The latest offering from two-time
published author and filmmaker, november dawn, the riveting piece is the third installment in the season
of Los Angeles’ first Black female repertory company. The production also signals the company’s return
to The Split.Id Theater in the Complex, home to EMBODI’S first theatrical production, “Voices of the
“Sunshine for a Midnight Weary” has been described as a “chaotic soul searching with the grace and
simplicity of a sublime ballet.” Tailored from its coed format for EMBODI’S all-female company, nine
robust characters grope through their past and present grasping for one last attempt at a life in the light.
On the way the audience is reminded of bitter realities such as: dreams deferred, domestic violence,
racism, poverty and suicide. Onlookers witness, “planets colliding in a desperate attempt to find the
sun.” This collision of raw energy between dissimilar characters proves to be a fusion of jubilee and
lamentations in the portrayal of issues that plague the colorful sector of mankind.
EMBODI Entertainment’s founder, Tasia Sherel, stands at the helm as the executive producer. EMBODI
resident, Angela Matemotja brings her rich training from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & the British
American Drama Academy to direct. Sound design is by the husband and wife team, Angela and Alan
Mulhall. Light & Set design is by EMBODI resident, Michelle Merring-Hayes and husband Jason Hayes.
The show will open Thursday, December 4 at 8:00 pm and run through Saturday, December 13, which
is a matinee show at 4:00 pm.
About november dawn
After the publication of “Cries of a Young Girl” and her sophomore book, “the dawning”, november dawn
triumphantly returns with her haunting choreoplay “Sunshine for a Midnight Weary”. She has also
committed her talents to the film arena creating such works as “Poor Man’s Blues”, “Light” and “Like
Grown Folks Do”. She is a tireless advocate of human decency and respect…no matter how she gets it
across. For more information on november dawn, visit www.novemberdawn.com.
About EMBODI entertainment
EMBODI Entertainment, L.A.’s exclusive African-American and female-owned entertainment group, is a
non-profit organization founded by Tasia Sherel. The company’s strives to provide a venue to exalt diversity
thru the arts. The company produces three theatrical productions annually, while providing workshops in
Acting, Dancing, Directing and Writing. To learn more about their commitment to producing thoughtprovoking
material, visit EMBODI online at www.embodi.org.