Eisa Davis performs at Joe's Pub this Friday - 9:30PM!
Eisa Davis' talent defies category but you may know her as: Playwright, Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Yogi... the list goes on. If you don't know her, here's your chance...
May 28th, 9:30pm
Eisa Davis @ Joe's Pub
EISA DAVIS was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Bulrusher, now published by Samuel French. She wrote and starred in Angela’s Mixtape, named a best of 2009 by The New Yorker. Other plays include The History of Light, Paper Armor, Umkovu, Six Minutes, Warriors Don’t Cry, and Hip Hop Anansi. Eisa was a resident playwright at New Dramatists, where she won the Helen Merrill Award, and the Whitfield Cook Award, among others. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem, and the Van Lier and Mellon Foundations. As an actor, recent work includes her Obie Award-winning performance in the Broadway rock musical Passing Strange, now a film directed by Spike Lee. Eisa is also featured in the films Welcome to the Rileys opposite James Gandolfini (Sundance), Robot Stories, The Architect, Confess, Happenstance, Pretty Bird, Apparition of the Eternal Church, and Brass Tacks. She was Bubbles’ sister on The Wire, is a repeat offender on Law and Order (the mothership and SVU), and has guest starred on Damages and Mercy. She was just seen in the world premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s This at Playwrights Horizons. Eisa is a member of the Actors Studio, and a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop. As a singer-songwriter, her album Something Else is available through iTunes and CDBaby. She sings her original music at venues including Joe’s Pub, BAMCafé, Symphony Space, and the Whitney Museum. Eisa studies yoga with Kelly Morris.