Haitian-American actress awarded City Artist Corps Grant


Queens-based Haitian-American Actress, Writer, Producing Artistic Director Magaly Colimon-Christopher is the recipient of a $5,000 City Artist Corps grant for NYC-based working artists disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

The program is presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Queens Theatre.

Colimon-Christopher is recognized for “Aftershocks: A Tetralogy of Our Times,” a video compilation of short plays, animation and montage art conceptualized by Colimon-Christopher.

“Aftershocks”, produced by Magaly’s company Conch Shell Productions, “explores love and life in Caribbean American communities in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic,” Colimon-Christopher said.

She said “Aftershocks” will be premiere online on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm.; Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm.; and Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm. EST. Each screening will be followed by a live discussion. RSVP for a free admission link on Eventbrite.

“Aftershocks” is written by Colimon-Christopher and Borinquén-Chapín-Bronx playwright/director/ poet/producer Juan Ramirez, Jr.