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Aq&Ree: Brother Fire, Sister Fly – Reading

November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Brother Fire, Sister Fly.

Written by Jake-ann Jones. Directed by Erica Sutherlin. Music by Sky Hayward.

A staged reading on Saturday, November 18 @ 3 pm, Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33778

Presented as part of the 2nd Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival.

Siblings separated by time and space must reunite when tragedy strikes.

The third reading in a developmental series, this play with music and media was written by Jake-ann Jones, playwright, author, and co-founder of Pinellas Diaspora Arts Project, during her year as Creative Pinellas Artist Laureate.

FREE and Open to the Public


Meet the Playwright and Artist Laureate

Jake-ann Jones

Jake-ann Jones also works under the name J.A. Jones and J.A. Morton (she, her, hers), is the 2022 Creative Pinellas Artist Laureate, and author of the Black Classic Press release SometimesFarmgirls Become Revolutionaries: Notes on Black Power, Politics, Depression, and the FBI. She works extensively with community organizations through the SOW Fund at Pinellas Community Foundation, is part of the team at PinellasDiasporaArtsProject, writes for The Weekly Challenger Newspaper in St. Petersburg, FL, and lives between Clearwater, FL, and Harlem,…… Read More

Meet the Director

Erica Sutherlin

Filmmaker, Erica Sutherlin, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Currently, Ms. Sutherlin made her directorial debut with the Lifetime Movie network’s #1 Christmas movie, Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas. This is her second feature following Stratosphere, in which, she directed and co-wrote. Before her appointment as director, Ms. Sutherlin was selected for the Lifetime Network’s Director Shadow program and held a Fellowship with the Blackhouse Foundation…… Read More

Previous Events

AQUARIUS AND RIETTA (brother fire, sister fly)

AQUARIUS AND RIETTA (brother fire, sister fly) is work in progress. Experience this play in development filled with music and media featuring actors and one musician…. Read More


November 18, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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12211 Walsingham Rd
Largo, FL 33778 United States
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