"A Presenter of Theater Arts to the New York Community Since 1987."

Darryl L. Lacy directed In Memory of A Friend for Out-Reach Production. It opened May 21, 1991 in the Experimental Theater of the Henry Street Settlement’s Louis Abrons Art Center in Manhattan, New York.

The two-act drama by Victor Seltzer, founder of Out-Reach Production, is based on a true story of him taking care of his best friend who died from AIDS. The cast featured Kimberly Douthett; Sydney Brooks, aka Gail O’Blenis Dukes; Kevin L. Johnson; Michael K. Williams; and Darren Frazier, who introduced Lacy to Seltzer. Frazier was featured in To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Lacy’s directorial debut in 1984, when they attended the State University College at Buffalo.

Seltzer and cast joined Lacy for his second guest spot on, Artbeat of Harlem, on May 19, 1991, to promote In Memory of A Friend. Lacy’s first time on the sixty-minute live radio show, hosted by Nikki Williams, occurred in 1990.

Three years after the original production of In Memory of A Friend, Seltzer retooled the script and renamed it, To Friends. Lacy directed the revamped show, which opened on February 17, 1994 at the Mint Theater in Manhattan. The new cast members included David Makonnen II and Vincent Russell.

Four years later, Seltzer revised the script again and shortened the title to, Friends. The new incarnation opened on January 31, 1998 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan. Lacy directed for a third time with new cast members Shirley Baines; Michelle Brown; Paul J. Davis; Lana Giorgievski; Ava Moses; Eunice Newkirk; and Kiminey Thomas; joining Makonnen from the 1994 production.

Moses was also featured in DARRYL LACY (DL) PRODUCTIONS’ Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words, in 1990, and on the DL MUSIC track, Mockingbird, with Lacy.