Swimming Uptown

Friday, April 7 at 6:30 PM a STAGED READING of “SWIMMING UPTOWN”, presented by NEW VOICES IN THEATER 2017
South Oxford Space- a project of A.R.T. New York
The Great Room, 138 S. Oxford, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (2,3,4,5,Q,B to Barclays-Atlantic; A to Fulton; G to Lafayette)
Time: 6:30p Doors
Wine & refreshments 6:30p
Reading 7:00pm sharp! Q&A after with the playwright and cast
$10 (suggested donation)
*Includes Wine and refreshments!
** please arrive early as we expect a full house.

There will be a Talk-Back session with Cheryl and cast following the Reading. Please come out, listen, enjoy, and and become a part of the creative process by providing feedback for the Playwright.

Learn more and purchase tickets.

Maid’s Door

Maids-Door-Revival-EmailAugust 6-8 2015 at Lorna Hopkins Theatre for the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.

2014 AUDELCO Award Winner for Best Set Design (Patrice Andrew Davidson), Director (Jackie Alexander), Playwright (Cheryl L. Davis), Supporting Actor (Nate James (aka Nathan James)), Supporting Actress (Melissa Joyner), Lead Actress (Scottie Mills (aka Sandra Mills Scott)), and Dramatic Production (The Billie Holiday Theatre)!
WORLD PREMIEREThe Billie Holiday Theatre
February 21 – March 30, 2014
Directed by Jackie Alexander

A family is pushed to the breaking point as they struggle to save their beloved matriarch from being robbed of a glorious present by ghosts from her past.

Reviews & Press:
Cheryl named one of seven finalists for the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize (January 23, 2017)
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company Announces 2016-2017 Season (July 14, 2016)
‘Maid’s Door’ is poignant without being manipulative by Susan Gilmor, Winston-Salem Journal (August 7, 2015)
Cheryl L. Davis’ Maid’s Door Sweeps AUDELCOs with 7 Wins; Complete List of 2014 AUDELCO Recipients by Lia Chang (November 19, 2014)
Maid’s Door: Picking up the Pieces When the Most Important Thing in Your Life Shatters The Brooklyn Reader (March 23, 2014)
Billie Holiday Theatre’s “Maids Door” by Bernice Elizabeth Green, Our Time Press (March 29, 2014)


bridges-fbWorld Premiere, Berkeley Playhouse
February 11 – March 6, 2016

In 1965, a young woman boldly joins a march to fight for her civil rights. Decades later, another young woman faces her own battle for equality. As their stories collide across time and distance, each must come to terms with who she is in the context of a changing and complicated world. Full of soulful melodies, Bridges is an empowering story that explores our country’s past and present – how far we’ve come, how far we have to go, and the bridges we must cross to get there.



An evening of original short works generated in Prospect’s 10th Annual Musical Theater Writers’ Lab, inspired by the twelve Jungian archetypal characters.

Written by:
Cheryl Davis & Jonathan Portera; Mindi Dickstein & Barbara Anselmi; Nichole Jackson, Liana Stillman, & Yoonmi Lee; Sukari Jones & Troy Anthony; Sarah Mucek & Karl Hinze; Chris Staskel & Nikko Benson

Performances July 27 – 31: Wed. & Thurs. 7:30PM, Fri. 8:00PM, Sat. 3:00PM & 8:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM at the 14th Street Y Theatre (344 East 14th St. @ 1st Ave.) Tickets are available online at www.ProspectTheater.org or 212-352-3101.

curated and directed by Dev Bondarin
music directed by Daniel Sefik
stage managed by Sophie Frankle

Reviews & Press:
Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31 (July 21, 2016)

Carefully Taught

Carefully-Taught-4x6-FRONT-204x300World Premiere, Astoria Performing Arts Center
November 5-21, 2015

A modern-day drama that centers on the friendship of two schoolteachers–one black and one white. Their bond is shaken when one loses her job, and questions of loyalty and unspoken prejudice rise to the surface. This provocative tale challenges us to examine our perceptions of race in contemporary culture.

Reviews & Press:
APAC Presents “Carefully Taught” Through November 21st
“Carefully Taught” is Meticulously Executed: Theater Review By Jody Williams, Contributing Writer for ZEALnyc, Theater News & Reviews, November 7, 2015
Astoria Performing Arts Center to Present World Premiere of CAREFULLY TAUGHT


Red Mountain Theatre Company, February 5-8, 2015
in collaboration with poet Sharrif Simmons
Reviews & Press:
Show Review: “Mandela” More Than A Name In History by Mandy Shunnarah (February 5, 2015)

The MLK Project
April 11-14, 2013
Original concept by Keith Cromwell
First act adaptation by Priscilla Hancock Cooper based on
“Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Second act written by Cheryl L. Davis
Produced in collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.