Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center Thinking Forward Lecture Series with Charnele Brown
Karen Charnele Brown is a native of East Hampton, New York. Charnele is best known for her portrayal of Kim Reese, the pre-med student on the hit NBC sitcom A Different World. She was also one of the first Americans in the hit Broadway musical Sarafina, which was nominated for a Tony Award. She’s done numerous off-Broadway plays, as well as cabaret in New York City. She has also toured with the musical Heaven’s Child, The Emmet Till Story, with Regina Bell. Charnele’s film credits includes: Spike Lee’s Drop Squad, The Kangeroo, and Tendrils, which won 9 indie awards. She’s appeared on numerous hit sitcoms: Girlfriends, My Wife and Kids, Living Single, Oliver Beene, Martin. She’s also spearheaded an acting workshop at The Challenger Memorial Correctional Facility offering young adults an opportunity to develop skills and possibly another way out of gang life. Charnele has also assisted in creating an acting workshop at A Place Called Home.
Lynn Sherr to moderate the discussion. She is an American broadcast journalist and author, best known as a correspondent for the ABC news magazine 20/20 and a long-time journalist for ABC. Lynn is a long time East End resident.
All Theater Programming is supported in part by Barbara Slifka, Marders, and the Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, The Schaffner Family Foundation, and Vital Projects Fund, with additional support from Brown Harris Stevens, Saunders & Associates, and public funds provided by Suffolk County.Become a Sponsor