September 5-6-7 - All shows 8p.m.

CLOVER - by Samuel Harps Directed by Mel Hancock

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Clover is a Two Act Drama inspired by the true story of the first woman known to give birth while incarcerated in a North Carolina prison in 1958.   

*There are over 200,000 Female prisoners in the U.S.  

A 700% increase since 1980.  60% of these women  have children under the age of 18

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About us


Live Provocative Theater

Now in our 20th Season, Shades Rep is dedicated to bringing inspiring New, Avant-Garde, and Classic Theater to the stage.


Exciting New Venue

Housed at the Historic Garnerville Arts Center, with an onsite Craft Brewery, First Class Restaurant, and 

Free Parking.


Rehearsal/Performance Space

Plan your next rehearsal or performance in large rehearsal spaces.

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Youth Theater


Shades Rep has produced over 30 plays for the Haverstraw Youth Theater since 2002

The Classics


Pulitzer Prized Winning plays by August Wilson,  James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry

Historical Dramas


Bringing history to the stage with stories like The African Globe Theater, Underground Railroad and Freedom Summer.

Unique Setting


Garnerville Arts Center is home to a community of artists in  a renovated 

pre-civil war textile factory,

The Company


Our Repertory is comprised of a Multicultural base of talented actors from across the Tri-State Region.

Artistic Director


Shades Rep was created by Multi-Award-Winning playwright Samuel Harps in 2002.

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October 12

Auditions for The Death of King Shotaway

1-4 pm

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October 12

Auditions for The Death of King Shotaway

Based on the true story of the origins of 

The African Globe Theater in 1821.

Casting Black Male/Female - 16-50

White/Hispanic Male - 45-50

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1-4 pm

Oct. 18-19

One Act Play Festival

7:30 pm

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Oct. 18-19

One Act Play Festival

Plays by Bruce Pearl - Joe McDonald - Fred Feldman 

and Wayne Paul Mattingly 

Tomkins Cove Library, 419 N. Liberty Dr.

Tomkins Cove, N.Y.

7:30 pm

Coming Fall 2020

Charles White "Broad Strokes" a New Play by Samuel Harps

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Coming Fall 2020

Charles White "Broad Strokes" a New Play by Samuel Harps

In Conjunction with the 

Rockland Center for the Arts (ROCA) and the Gordon Center for Black Culture and Arts.

Featuring special selected works from Edmond Gordon Collection.

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Artistic Director - Samuel Harps

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Shades Repertory Theater, Inc.

55 W Railroad Ave, Garnerville, New York 10923, United States


Gordon Center for Black Culture & Arts