BROKEN TABLES

WHEN 

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

WHERE

International House in the Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Philadelphia, PA.

First Show – Stage Play & Art Exhibit: 

Art Exhibit 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Doors Open at 1:00 pm)

V.I.P Reception for Sponsors (First Show Only)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Doors Open at 1:00 pm) 

Broken Tables Stage Play 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Q&A with Cast 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Second Show – Stage Play (No VIP Reception): 

Art Exhibit 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Doors Open at 4:30 pm)

Broken Tables Stage Play 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Q&A with Cast 6:30pm – 7:00pm

BROKEN TABLES PROMO

Eli Lu Entertainment and S-Type Productions Teams Up with Mill Creek Community Partnership for Spoken Word Stage Play: Broken Tables

Broken Tables is a thought-provoking spoken word stage play by Eli Lu Entertainment in association with S-Type Productions and  Mill Creek Community Partnership (MCCP); that focuses on the history of the black family structure and its transformation over the decades. Six poets will play the roles of various generations within one family from the late 1800’s to the present time. It’s a play on words with minimum props to bring the storytelling to life.

The showcase will dive into the many facets such as historical events, poverty, war, drugs, welfare, and much more that has greatly impacted and altered the black family. The show will “Bring it all to the table”, in which the “dining table” concept will be used as the focal backdrop of the showcase. The dining table is said to be the heartbeat of a family, where many families gather as one and engage in conversations. While the poetic pieces will reflect much of our past and present, the showcase will invoke change. It will be a family show where many will come to reflect on their own family structures, laugh, cry, and be entertained all in one sitting. The goal is to ignite much-needed conversations, reflection, healing, understanding, and awareness. It’s time to come back to the table!

Supported by MCCP’s founder Cassandra Green, Eli and Lu Bevins (Eli Lu Entertainment) will be directing and Stacey Sherill  (of S-Type Productions) is producing the show. Each showcase will run for 90 minutes: 60 minutes of showtime, 30 minutes for the after show segment with Q&A. The after show segment will allow the audience to have an open discussion to further the conversation on the topics presented in the pieces as well as ask the cast questions. Additionally, there will be a mini art exhibition of artwork from various artist depicting black families that will be set up outside of the theater for guest to observe. “We wanted this show to be one that leaves a lasting impression of families by using Broken Tables to achieve three things: ‘Provoke broken families to come together, to allow complete families to stay as one, and for those who have never experienced a good family structure to learn how they can create one. ” Sherill said.

CAST

Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. Broken Tables
THERESA THA S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.

Spoken Word Artist / Singer

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BROTHER HAHZ

Gospel Rapper/Spoken Word Artist

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Eli Bevins Broken Tables

ELI BEVINS

Spoken Word Artist

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Lu Bevins Broken Tables

LU BEVINS

Spoken Word Artist

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Kirwyn Sutherland Broken Tables

KIRWYN SUTHERLAND

Spoken Word Artist

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PASTOR JUL

Spoken Word Artist

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PRODUCTION CREW

Stacey Sherill

Stacey Sherill

Producer

Producer and on-air personality of Philadelphia’s We Talk Weekly Radio Show on WPPM 106.5 FM Syndicated in New York City, Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Chicago, Delaware, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark NJ, Washington D.C., Philly and all across the nation via iHeart radio and iTunes.

Eli Bevins

Eli Bevins

Co-Director/ Producer

Co-Founder of Eli Lu Entertainment: "The Mill Creek Community" Documentary, "Sound Mind" cinematic "Spoken Word" mixtape, etc.

Award-winning filmmaker, including 1st place for the Elfenworks at CMF Hollywood 2014 presented by Underground Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell and "My Dear Arthur" short film which later screened at the Prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France

Digital designer and communication team member of the Wearable Art Gala, a star-studded charitable event benefiting the WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles. 2018 Gala Humanitarian Honorees: Beyoncè Knowles-Carter & Gloria Carter.

Lu Bevins

Lu Bevins

Co-Director/ Producer

Co-Founder of Eli Lu Entertainment: "The Mill Creek Community" Documentary, "Sound Mind" cinematic "Spoken Word" mixtape, etc. Award-winning filmmaker, including 1st place for the Elfenworks at CMF Hollywood 2014 presented by Underground Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell and "My Dear Arthur" short film which later screened at the Prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France

Digital designer and communication team member of the Wearable Art Gala, a star-studded charitable event benefiting the WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles. 2018 Gala Humanitarian Honorees: Beyoncè Knowles-Carter & Gloria Carter.

Franchella Simmons

Franchella Simmons

Assistant Stage Manager

Actress, Producer, Director, Artist Manager, TV & Radio personality.

Developed a devotion to theater, film, and radio which made her start her entertainment company called “Jet Plane Boyz ” and radio show” Real Recognize Real ”.

Creative Through Media in producing Season 2 and 3 series call “Single & Anxious”.

Produced and directed “Olivia Lost & Turned Out”

Daphnee Vieux

Daphnee Vieux

Deputy Stage Manager

Producer, director, stage manager, and camera operator, Daphnee Vieux has worn many hats in the media and arts industry throughout her career. She has worked on projects such as the documentary of boxing legend Larry Holmes, Project STEAM TV, We Talk Weekly and many more.

Cassandra  Green

Cassandra Green

MCCP Founder

Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and engagement and partnership for five neighborhoods: Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton and promise zone communities

Event planning: Lancaster Ave Jazz and Arts Festival by PEC

Co-founder and President of the Mill Creek Community Partnership, founder of Fine Art Through Our Eyes community arts initiative.

Curator for Indigo Bleu Design Cultural Center
CEO ICG Consulting

SPONSORSHIP

Theatre production can be costly from venue and insurance cost to props, talent and staffing. With your support, we will be able to produce not only a high quality production but one with experience and audience engagement.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Advertise your brand, business or organization to 720 attendees!
    • Opportunities: program booklet, email, web/social media, video, etc.
  • Demonstrate your strong support for Philadelphia’s creative arts community: artist, poets, entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Tax Deductible under MCCP 501c3
  • Be apart of a movement and mission to bring families together
  • The opportunity to network with other businesses, organizations, and entertainment industry professionals, etc.

WAYS TO SUPPORT

  • Provide a monetary donation to underwrite the expenses of our show
  • Provide an in-kind product such as food, supplies, and costumes, etc. or in-kind services, such as photography, videography, or whatever your business does. Our team would appreciate any support efforts!
  • Volunteer your time on the day of the show

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000

  • Logo on step and repeat banner
  • Branding or logo visibility on all event marketing and promotional collateral as “Platinum Sponsor”
  • V.I.P Pre-Show Reception (Hors D’oeuvres)
  • Full Ad in program booklet
  • Opportunity to address attendees during opening remarks
  • Red carpet photo opportunities (during pre-show)
  • Visibility in event highlight video reel (filming during pre-show)
  • Press opportunities (during pre-show)
  • 10 tickets with reserved priority seating

Gold Sponsor - $2,500

Gold Sponsor – $2,500

  • Branding or logo visibility on all event marketing and promotional collateral as “Gold Sponsor”
  • V.I.P Pre-Show Reception (Hors D’oeuvres)
  • Half Ad in program booklet
  • Red carpet photo opportunities (during pre-show)
  • Press opportunities (during pre-show)
  • 8 tickets with reserved priority seating

Silver Sponsor - $1,000

Silver Sponsor – $1,000

  • Branding or logo visibility on social media platforms only
  • V.I.P Pre-Show Reception (Hors D’oeuvres)
  • ¼ Ad in program booklet
  • Press opportunities (during pre-show)
  • Red carpet photo opportunities (during pre-show)
  • 6 tickets with reserved priority seating

Bronze Sponsor - $500

Bronze Sponsor – $500

  • Branding or logo visibility on social media platforms
  • Logo in program booklet for advertisement
  • 4 tickets with reserved priority seating
  • Red carpet entry and photo opportunities
  • Flash Pass (pass by lines and free refreshments)

Sponsor Ticket - $200

Individual Sponsor Ticket – $200

  • Flash Pass (pass by lines and free refreshments)
  • 2 tickets with reserved priority seating
  • Red carpet entry and photo opportunities
  • Listed in program booklet as individual sponsor

CONTACT US

If interested in being a sponsor/in-kind sponsor or sponsoring tickets for others please contact us at sponsor@eliluent.com

For press opportunities or interested in covering the event please email: press@eliluent.com

For questions regarding the production contact brokentables@eliluent.com

Become A Sponsor