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Director/Playwright Evie Rhodes in collaboration with

Tony Award Winner & 4x Grammy Nominee Melba Moore



"Looking Through the stained glass window"


"Looking Through the Stained Glass Window" is a witty and illuminating coming-of-age Harlem-based story that takes place during the AIDS epidemic and during the rise of Hip Hop in New York City.

The World Premiere is upcoming after the successfully received New York City Workshop Production of the show that received standing ovations from it’s audiences during its first and second runs in Central Times Square.

"Looking Through The Stained Glass Window" features the Tony-Award Winner, and Four-Time Grammy Nominee Melba Moore.

The one-woman production features Crystal Waterman—a Black woman whose story portrays the cyclical effects of trauma and addiction and uses self-reflection and humor to do so along with vocals sung by her modern day daughter Raine Krystal’ Waterman.


Left: Melba Moore & Right: Evie Rhodes at The Playroom Theatre for Rehearsal.


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We're a Staged Production open to theater and community based initiatives that align with our mission of uplifting, inspiring & bringing light toward a better humanity. 


What People are saying

“It has given me a greater awareness of Self and the oneness of humankind.  I am grateful...” Renita Lewis, Actress


"A positively intriguing journey toward self- discovery…” Elle Green, Vocalist


“Speechless as Melba Moore graced the stage…” Tangie R. McDougald, Follower


“Beautiful…absolutely beautiful!” Dr. Albert Lewis, Founder of The World Gospel Music Association

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Photos from June & July 2018 WorkShop production of lttsgw

@ The Playroom theatre - central times square

The Workshop Production of  "Looking Through The Stained Glass Window" a Theatrical Performance

7 Day Run: June 14-17, June 29, 30 & July 1 2018.

Run time approximately: 70 Mins. (no intermission)

Lead Actress Renita Lewis and Lead Vocalist Elle Green with Celebrity Guest Appearances by

Tony Award Winner Melba Moore.


Created and Written by: Evie Rhodes

Looking Through The Stained Glass Window is a captivating, compelling staged story, told in the slice of life voice of Crystal Waterman, who at thirty-four years of age, is suffering from the monstrous impact of AIDS related symptoms and dying.  

Crystal’s portrayal is broken, fractured and most of all real while she clings to the only person on whom’s love she can count, her Great-Grandmother.  

She shares a powerful kaleidoscope of crippling emotions in a smorgasbord of sometimes witty, and other times devastating tones, as being in her final stages of life she writes letters to the daughter she gave away while seeking final absolution. 

Crystal’s life is hauntingly abusive.  A lost black female voice from the 90’s Hip-Hop era dying from a painful, dreaded disease with no hope in sight for her.  A life filled with acts of neglect, abandonment, pain, and hardship. It began from the time of her birth. 

Yet, in her last mesmerizing gasp of life, she learns to embrace, to look up, and to reach out, surrendering herself in a quest for true love, despite the bitterness of struggling with AIDS.

Looking Through The Stained Glass Window is a searing, soul searching romp, that examines the loss of hope, the aching fear of defeat, and the staining of one's personal humanity.  It explores the terror of a child’s feelings of not being wanted, and her resulting developed hunger to seek her mother’s love at any and all costs. 

Come. Come embrace the piercing heartbreak of the forgotten.  And, listen to one little girl's cry that echoed throughout her womanhood, and almost went unheard, except for the daughter she never knew, and the unwavering spirit she didn’t know she had.  Witness, and feel the love of real mercy. 

Looking Through The Stained Glass Window.  Can't you see it?

"Looking Through The Stained Glass Window"

"Looking Through The Stained Glass Window"

"Looking Through The Stained Glass Window"
A Behind the Scene Clip of an Interview about LTTSGW (part 2)

A Behind the Scene Clip of an Interview about LTTSGW (part 2)

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