If Beale Street Could Talk

Onyx Script Reading Series focuses on scripts that illuminate black voices. Hosted by actor/director Miriam Randolph, it will be held the first Tuesday and third Sunday of the month. Actors will read from scripts; there are no costumes or scenery pieces.


In early 1970s Harlem, teenage lovers, Tish and Fonny, and their families have to face her pregnancy and Fonny’s wrongful incarceration for rape. The film by Barry Jenkins is based on the novel by James Baldwin.

Titles subject to change.

A link to join the script readings, which will be held via Zoom, will be sent automatically from djacobson@dmplayhouse.com when you sign up for the reading.

Performance Times:
6:30 PM
Onyx Script Reading Series
Content Advisory:
The film was rated R for language and some sexual content.


  • Miriam Randolph


    Miriam Randolph

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By Barry Jenkins

Based on the book by James Baldwin