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The A-List Featured Artist
JULY 2023

Stephanie Berry

As the raucously entertaining follow-up to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s new production, Malvolio, features a diverse cast of top tier actors, including West Harlem’s own Broadway powerhouse performer, Stephanie Berry.  

Playing the beautiful noblewoman of Illyria, Olivia, Stephanie Berry’s considerable talent both on and off stage has made her a longtime advocate for artistic and cultural advancement in West Harlem. 

She is the 2023 recipient of an OBIE Award for Performance, for her role in On Sugarland at the New York Theatre Workshop. She was nominated for the 2023 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for bandaged place, which premiered at the Roundabout Theatre. 

A veteran actress of stage, television, and films, she has recurred in the TV series, Fantasy Island. Other film credits include Before You Know It, O.G., Delivery Man, Invasion, No Reservations and Finding Forrester. Other tv credits include Luke Cage, The Last OG, Bull, Blue Bloods, Blacklist, and all the Law-and-Order Shows.

She is the recipient of an OBIE for her solo show, THE SHANEEQUA CHRONICLES, a coming-of-age story in West Harlem; the 2022 New Professional Theatre’s Award for Activism, and the 2021 League of Professional Theatre Women’s Lee Reynold’s Award.. 

A founder of Blackberry Productions, a West Harlem based Documentary Theater Company that develops works that address critical issues facing our communities, she conceived the company’s COPP Project, a two-year intervention strategy that involves members of the NYPD and youth and designed to build trust and facilitate reconciliation in the wake of national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

The West Harlem Arts Alliance is proud to spotlight Stephanie Berry, an incredible talent and beloved member of our community, but you don’t have to take our word for it.  Rush to Stephanie Berry in this last week of performances of Malvolio at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park!

Remaining Performances:

JUL 25, Tue, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM 
JUL 26 Wed, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
JUL 27 Thu, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
JUL 28 Fri, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
JUL 29 Sat, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Featured West Harlem Artists

Wilhemina Grant Cooper

Wilhelmina Grant-Cooper is a self-taught, Harlem-based visual artist, arts instructor, and author.  

Dionis Ortiz

Drawing from his experiences as a child born and raised with his Dominican family in West Harlem, Dionis continues to live and create in our beloved neighborhood, where his geometric, process-based works from ill-regarded and found materials to celebrate the people of the African diaspora.

Cinzia Meneghello

Cinzia Meneghello is an artist, designer and curator who has worked extensively with organizations and cultural venues in West Harlem.

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