Baldwin’s Ni$$er – PROGRAM

Welcome to tonight's reading of

Reginald T. Jackson

Find out all about our festival, the play, and the amazing team below..

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by Reginald T. Jackson


The Cast

Roland Lane
James Baldwin

Roland is a film and theatre actor that has been trained at the Wynn Handman Studios. Credits include, Film/TV: Issa Rae presents: King Ester; Blackout on Showtime; Sauce on BRIC TV and BET’s Brooklyn. Blue. Sky. 



Riley J. Ewing
Ezra Goldstein

Riley is an Actor/Singer/Filmmaker originally from the suburbs of Kansas City. He has performed on stages off-broadway, regionally, and on tour. He has had the honor to study at the likes of The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, The William Esper Studio, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In addition to acting, Riley runs his own production company, SPACEHEAD Productions. Through SPACEHEAD, he has produced a handful of award-winning short films including the Red Movie Award-winning film, Unplugged (available on youtube). Riley can be found most days walking the streets of Brooklyn with his wiener dog, Arnold. 

IG: @rile.e_coyote


The Director


Kubbi received her certification in directing from Yale. Currently a director with the New Perspective Theatre Company’s Silver Linings Festival, her 3rd festival as a director with the Company. She directed for 2 summers with the Castillo Theatre’s Allstars Summer program For Colored Girls who have considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enough & Two Trains Running. Kubbi directed TADA’s 1st 2022 musical theatre production Wide Awake Jake. In 2017 Albany Talent Agency hired her to direct their first NYC off Broadway Children’s Musical Middle School Madness. Kubbi has also directed several staged readings, #ENOUGH project for Columbine to end gun violence, Southside Summer, and Allegiance. Kubbi is also a working actress/singer. AEA/SAG-AFTRA member.


The Writer & The Play

The Play

With a former Off Broadway run at the Strawberry Theatre Festival and a debut in the nation’s capitol at The DC Black Theatre Festival, Jackson and the Sixth Fest are excited to once again present this prophet’s timeless perspective in New York.

PLAY’S WEBSITE and information on further booking.


“…what makes Baldwin’s Ni$$er such a rewarding theatrical experience is not this sensational twist but the adroit way the play as a whole teleports to us the brilliance of James Baldwin. For this much credit is due to..Reginald T. Jackson’s engrossing script…” 
“A play well worth seeking out.” 


Reginald T. Jackson

Mr. JACKSON has received a New York City Mayor’s Citation and a Arts and Cultural Foundation Award for his work in Arts-In-Education — teaching creative writing and playwriting throughout the New York City School System. With dual bachelor degrees in both Music and Theatre from CCNY, he has served as the Education Director for the Foundation of The Dramatists Guild’s Young Playwrights Festival, and an Arts-Educator/creative writing instructor for the New York City High School Division of the New York City Board of Education; where he authored the only official curriculum for playwriting which continues to be used by the New York State Regents Board for Regents Certification in Theatre. He has also worked as an Arts-Educator/creative writing instructor for Arts Partners Program, Arts Connection, The New York State Council On The Arts and Henry Street Settlement.

He is a certified “Cultural Treasure” of New York City by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He has been a guest lecturer at Stoneybrook College, Antioch University, Brown University and New York University. He has been a founding member of the OTHER COUNTRIES: Black Gay Men’s Writing workshop for the past thirty-three years. He was the poetry editor for their second anthology SOJOURNER: Black Gay Men Respond To AIDS, and was co-editing their new anthology OTHER COUNTRIES: Voices Rising. .

He is a graduate of the New York based Downtown Television Documentary and video programs and the THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL Film program. He has had film works in the Frameline and New Film Festivals. He is legendary for his appearances in the films TONGUES UNTIED, ANTHEM and AFFIRMATIONS by Critically acclaimed filmmaker MARLON RIGGS , a close personal friend who he also assisted with the technical and production aspects of each film.

As an independent writer his literary works have appeared in many many publications including; the anthology Brother To Brother, Flesh and The Word 2, BlackOut Magazine, Sojourner , BGM Magazine, OUTWEEK Magazine Pyramid Poetry Periodical, Pyramid Periodical, VAN GOGH’S EAR, BLACK GAY GENIUS, NASTY BOYS, JONATHAN #1 AND #3, CORNBREAD, FISH AND COLLARD GREENS, etc. He is the author of more than a dozen plays and seven screenplays. His play “ STRAIGHT BOYS” was named the best gay play of the decade by the New York City Gay Cable Network. His play “ LOVE SICKNESS” was a permanent teaching tool for freshman students at New York University His drama HOUSE OF LEAR earned him National Shakespeare Pioneer in 1994..

As a writer/director he has presented productions at the following prominent theaters: the National Black Theater, The New York Shakespeare Festival at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the Intar Theater, The Painted Bride Performing Arts Center of Philadelphia, The Directors’ Company Theater, The Ernie Martin Studio Theater, The Schomburg Center for African American Research and Culture, The Young Playwrights Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, New York Theater Workshop, PS 122 Performing Arts Space, Musical Theater Workshop, H.E.R.E. Theater, La Mama Etc, The Juilliard School, and the St. Pauli Theater of Hamburg, Germany where he was commissioned to write and direct a musical based on the life of Soul singer Aretha Franklin entitled: ARETHA! QUEEN OF SOUL. He was also commissioned to write a Broadway musical based on the life of 70’s Soul Singers The Emotions entitled: BIGGER THAN BUBBLE GUM.

Currently he continues to be the founder and artistic director of RAINBOW REPERTORY THEATER which is now more than thirty two years old.

He was a staff writer for the national magazines: FLAVALIFE magazine and also a regular contributor to the national magazine: CLIK magazine. He was prominently featured in the reprint of the legendary Essex Hemphill anthology BROTHER TO BROTHER. His Books STICKS AND STONES and HEJIRA: From Cradle To Grave WERE BOTH NOMINATED FOR THE 2008 AND 2009 Lambda Literary Foundation’s Poetry Award. They are both available through online book retailers. His play D.L. AS IN DEADLY was also read by the Sugar Valley theatrical Company in 2012. He has completed three short films: HOOD LIFE: 101, SOUL MATES and FIRST BASE. Needless to say his shorts have been feature in numerous film festivals including THE HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL, ST. LOUIS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL AND THE HOLLY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL.

His memoir: THE FREAK FACTOR has just been published and is available online at venues such as Amazon. Baldwin’s Nigger was read at the Ntozake Shange Reading Series sponsored by New Federal Theatre NYC and later featured in the DC THEATRE AND ARTS FESTIVAL in Washington, DC and the Strawberry Festival.

Thank you to Balance Arts for hosting this performance



Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to:


Steph Hinck, Productions Manager