by Andrea Coleman
Directed by Adrienne Lovette
Saturday, February 16
Sunday, February 17
"Run" tells the story of a young black boy from a tumultuous home who becomes one of the first to integrate a local white high school in Norfolk, Virginia. He finds connection and camaraderie as he discovers how much he loves to run.
Andrea Coleman: A Brooklyn based writer and performer originally from Virginia. In 2007, Andrea's one act play, “A Funny Thing Happened After My Breakup," was produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. She has written and executive produced 5 short films. Her shorts have been Official Selections at 16 Film Festivals. Her short "BFF" aired on BET. Andrea's first feature script was selected for the Emerging Narrative Section of IFP's 2010 Film Week. Andrea is also a classically trained actress and has worked at Orlando Shakespeare Festival and the Shakespeare Theatre.
Andrea is in her third season as a sketch comedy writer with The Armory. Her Medium articles have been viewed over 250 thousand times. Andrea has been a stand up comic since 2005 and has performed at Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Gotham and Caroline’s. She’s been featured in The New York Times and Time Out NY. When not doing comedy, Andrea is a Senior Trial Attorney in Brooklyn and reminds you that, unless you’re laughing at one of her jokes, you have the right to remain silent.
Adrienne Lovette: A New York-based director, actor, and writer. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. She began acting at the age of 3 and booked her first professional job at the age of 10 singing in an opera. She later attended Dr. Phillips Performing Arts High School for Theatre, where her senior directing thesis project, “Patient A” (with a predominately Latin cast), landed her a job directing right out of high school. She immediately started working for Orlando Youth Theatre, where she directed plays and musicals on-and-off for 10 years. She went to college for Musical Theatre in New York City where she attended Circle in the Square Theatre School and after college continued directing in New York City, Florida and in eastern Europe. Some of Adrienne's favorite shows to direct where SPRING AWAKENING, PATIENT A., ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, MEDEA REDUX, BLUE BEARD, CHICAGO, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and RENT.
As a child, Adrienne always had a passion for storytelling through the art of film & TV, and after college she went back to her roots to fully pursue it. Adrienne recognized there was a lack of diversity and inclusiveness in film and created her own indie company called The Garage Productions, which focuses on people who are diverse and underrepresented. Since then, The Garage Productions has created several award winning short films, a feature film, and an Instagram web series, all of which showcase diversity, the LGBT community, and differently-abled people.
Adrienne wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning feature film drama WHEN I'M WITH YOU, which premiered at Cinequest, won “Best Feature Film” at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, and is now on Amazon Prime. Adrienne directed the award-winning short thriller film HIDDEN DAYLIGHT, which won "Best Film" at Phoenix Comicon, "Best Short Film" at Freak Show Horror Film Festival, and earned her the title of "Women in Horror Honoree" at FEARnyc. She also directed, co-wrote, and starred in a short romantic comedy called BLIND DATE, which was nominated for "Best Screenplay" and "Best Short Film" at the New Classic Cinema Film Festival, and nominated for "Best Short Film" at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Festival. Both HIDDEN DAYLIGHT and BLIND DATE are now on DirecTV.
As an actor, Adrienne has played opposite Naomi Watts, Aziz Ansari, Joaquin Phoenix, Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams just to name a few. Adrienne’s favorite TV roles include FOSSE/VERDON (FX), THE DEUCE (HBO), THE SINNER (USA), MASTER OF NONE (NETFLIX), MR. ROBOT (USA), and GOTHAM (FOX). She is also known for her roles in SUNLIGHT JR. (Tribeca Film Festival 2013) playing opposite Naomi Watts, and the lead role in the award winning short film THICK HEART (Montclair Film Festival) where she won Best Actress at the Top Shorts Film Festival.
Most recently, Adrienne directed an award-winning female-driven comedic web series called YOU’RE THE PEST, which can be seen on YouTube, won "Best Web Series" at Glowfest and is currently screening at festivals. She co-directed a latinx coming-of-age short drama called THIS BOYS VIDA which is being adapted to a web series. She co-wrote, produced, and starred in an Instagram web series called #INSOCIAL. For more information, visit her on IMDB, www.Adriennelovette.com, www.TheGarageProductions.com.