From last year's production
MOJOAA Performing Arts Company presents RECLAMATION on August 13 at 5pm at Mordecai Historic Park. This piece features short works and monologues by women of color both local and across the nation. Featuring themes such as hair, body image and street harassment, this event is free and open to all.
"We are particularly interested in reclaiming the physical space, states director Monet Marshall. "As a former plantation, there is trauma associated with this place we want to reclaim this ground as a space of respite and recreation for all." "We want people to come together to remember, reconcile and honor their history," says MOJOAA co-founder Robin Carmon Marshall.
This production will also set the stage for MOJOAA's next piece Escape to Freedom, an interactive presentation on slavery. This immersive theatre piece will be returning to Mordecai Historic Park for the second year on September 23 and 24 after 4 sold out performances last year.
Youth Show on Cyber-Bullying
I will be out of town this weekend but if you are missing me and want a little Monet in your life, check out "Oakwood Lives!"
This weekend only watch local actors perform short plays by local playwrights about dearly departed, well known residents of Oakwood cemetery. Other featured playwrights include Laura Arwood and Robin Carmon Marshall (my mama)
Tickets are $10-20. See you at the cemetery!
(You can listen to the WUNC interview about it here.)
Yo Mama! (image by flickr user tambako)
6 Monologues written by 6 Black Male Playwrights. In collaboration with LOTT (Ladies of the Triangle Theatre). Directed by Yours Truly.
I'm really excited to be part of the world premiere of Sky Over Milton in Milton, North Carolina. I am serving as the Production Assistant to Katie and Lisa of PearlDamour and also assisting with marketing.
I had the opportunity to hang out with them in June at Milton's first annual street art fair and it was so much fun!
The Witnesses are hitting the road! We are taking our gospel play to Greenville, North Carolina! We will be doing two shows at D.H. Conley High School and a portion of the profit will go to scholarships for seniors at D.H. Conley!
I will be sharing 119-year-old Sarah Gudger's slave narrative at Somerset Place with 4 other amazing actors. Here's a link to an actress' recording of it on Youtube:
I have been working with a group of awesome dancers, poets and people under the direction of Nicola Bullock since August and we are ready to share what we've been doing. We are presenting "undone" on June 12-14 in The Dillard Building, an awesome new space in Durham.
Working on this piece has challenged me in so many ways and I hope that it does the same to all those that see it.
Check out the website, buy tickets and even donate if you are so inclined here. (You'll see a very familiar face :-))
The Paper Hat Game is hitting the road, Jack! And so am I! I will be performing in the Indy Week 5-star earning puppet show for 3 weeks in Chicago and 1 week in Minneapolis. I would tell you more about it but you've got to see it for yourself. And I hope you do!
I am directing a 15-minute play at this showcase on August 3rd.