Closing night of The 1’s and 2’s

We brought the boogie down to midtown. Donaldo’s play The 1’s and 2’s (2014 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill center’s National Playwright Conference), with multiple sold out shows had a sweet run at The Tank. Thanks to the rock star cast, crew, and all the ladies at The Tank for making a dream come true. And what better way to end the night than with a kickass dance party, true boogie down style!DonaldoPrescod 1's and 2's photo

NY Premiere of The 1’s and 2’s

Donaldo’s full length play The 1’s and 2’s which was awarded the 2014 semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill center’s National Playwright Conference, is finally getting a production. From March 10th – 26th come to The Tank and experience Soundview in full effect under the direction of David Monteagudo. The play features an all star cast: Christian Adam Jacobs, Keola Simpson, Nathalie Carvalho, David Pegram, Craig Dolezel, Terralon Walker, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Brandon Flynn, Justin Phillips, and Judy Brown-Steele We takin’ it back to ’79!
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Black People Are Dangerous returns! Best of Series for Rule of 7×7

BLACK PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS returns with Donaldo, Jessie Cannizzaro, and Kristin McCarthy Parker directing in the Best Of Series for Rule of 7×7 on September 24th!

Donaldo also received numerous reviews:
“Black People are Dangerous…featured a flawless performance by the playwright.”
a “hilarious racial commentary…[that] provide[s] for an entertaining racially charged discussion over which race, black or white, “be wildin’” when it comes to serial murderer.”
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Exuent Magazine reviews The Feast

Loren Noveck reviews The Feast for Exeunt Magazine. She goes into great detail about the play, the performances, how it’s “smartly staged” by Courtney Ulrich, and categorizes Cory Finley’s piece as having an “old-fashioned Gothic feel.” As for Donaldo’s performance she writes “Prescod perfectly reasonable yet vaguely sinister” and specifically goes into detail about all the different characters he got to play. Thanks Loren!!Donaldo Prescod, Playwright Cory Finley, Director Courtney Ulrich

The New York Times reviews The Feast

The New York Times reviews The Feast. And boy oh boy as an actor one of the unspoken, or spoken dreams is getting reviewed in The Times. It’s not the sole reason for pursuing a career in the arts, but it’s nice getting that mention in the Times. Alexis picked up on the eerie nature of Cory Finley’s play and writes “Prescod in several other roles, is committed, and the play eventually finds its nicely creepy footing.” Thanks Alexis!!Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 11.08.01 PM

Welcome to my blog!

This is the place to stay current on all the news and goings-on with my work. Check back often for updates, but meanwhile here are a few of my most recent happenings:

AUGST 6 – 9, 2015
I will be acting in HERETICS written by Richard Zinober, directed by David Sernick. Featuring Olivia Jampol, Whitney Conkling, and Alex Emanuel. This is a part of The Thespis Theater Festival.

JULY 26, 2015
Rachel Lin and I are producing a festival called THE ONENESS PROJECT: VOLUME 2, an event featuring plays, poems, monologues, and live music all geared towards issue of social injustice. I will also have a play in this event, YOU AINT GANGSTA featuring Steve Jones, Alex Herrald, Dan McCabe, and Samantha Sembler, directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker.

JUNE 8, 2015
My play BLACK PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS featuring me and Jessie Cannizzaro, directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker will be in the next Rule of 7×7. A bi-monthly festival helmed by Brett Epstein.
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In September I will play Iskinder in Jonathan Karen’s THE RECOMMENDATION (Craig Noel Award for Best New Play) directed by Kel Haney at The Flea Theater.

#serials cycle 16 started in July and ran for it’s usual three weeks, I had the good fortune of playing God in Rob Askin’s play “True Bible Tales with Rob Askin’s.” Since the play was voted back repeatedly we return in the fall for more twisted ways to retell stories from the Bible.

I will be in a workshop directed by Danya Taymor and award winning photographer, Dominic Bracco II based on his time spent in Juarez, Mexico capturing the lives of the youths. Articles, photographs, and a 50 page treatment will be the basis for this week long workshop.

APRIL 29 – MAY 11, 2013
I will be in a production of Dylan by Sidney Michaels, directed by Liz Carlson and featuring Mark Cajigao*, Connor Carew*, Whitney Conkling, 
Rachel Cornish*, Alex Herrald, Iris McQuillan-Grace, 
Courtney Reneé  Stallings*, and Patrick Williams.  The play is produced by CityTech Theatre Works, theNEST, and Do Not Go Gentle productions. It will take place at the Voorhees Theatre.

APRIL 8, 2013
BlackBoard Reading Series presents a stage reading of my full length play, The 1’s and 2’s, directed by Liz Carlson, and featuring Seth Moore, Ivano Pulito, Brett Robinson, Briana Pozner, Tedra Milan, Cristina Pitter, David Pegram, Ugo Chuckwu, Greg Engbrecht, Alex Herrald, Patrick Williams, and Nate Washburn.

FEBRUARY 20-21, 2013
THE GREAT UNKNOWNS ENSEMBLE: ONE ACT SERIES AT THE CELL. Two of my plays will be presented in this 3 performance showcase at The Cell Theatre.

FEBRUARY 11, 2013
BlackBoard Reading Series presents Community Night. Playwrights bring their material, actors bring themselves. An excerpt from The 1’s and 2’s will be read featuring: Ivano Pulito, Dan McCabe, Mariette Strauss, and Briana Pozner.

JANUARY 15, 2013
I will be in a stage reading of Erica Saleh’s, The Morning After, directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison; featuring Francis Benhamou, Ryan Karels, Jennifer Loryn, Julia Motyka, and Kate Kearney-Patch as part of 3Graces Theater Co. Sips & Scripts in the Speakeasy Room at The Gin Mill.

JULY 12, 2012
#serials@theFLEA returns with cycle 7, and this will be the final week for the longest running show in serials history thus far. I am ending my play The 1’s and 2’s which has been fabulously directed by Liz Carlson since the beginning and featured Ivano Pulito, Seth Moore, Briana Pozner, Bruce Lemon, Brett Robinson, and many many more. But have no fear, we are aiming for a full length production in the near future.

JUNE 27, 2012
Lost in the Part returns to Brooklyn at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge. Christopher Sullivan hosted the event which featured three plays, and three bands.

JUNE 18, 2012
BEER PLAYS: 8 Short plays paired with craft beers. My play, Lost in the Part, directed by Sarah Krohn, starring Brittany Bellizeare, Raffeal Sears, and Brian D Coats. The play was well received and asked to return the following week for a different event.

May 25, 2012
I will be a part of a stage reading of Victor Lesniewski’s civil war espionage play, Couriers and Contrabands, directed by Kareem Fahmy at New York Theatre Workshop.