10 Aug AFRICAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF THEATER & MUSIC
August 10 – 13
Written & Performed by
Directed by Heather Arnet
Back by popular demand after being featured as a Monday Night Special last summer. With just a few props and tens of thousands of words, spoken word poet/artist Vanessa German transports her audience from 1980s LA, to MLK’s Memphis, to present day drug ravaged Juarez, before storming back to Katrina battered New Orleans. Driven by the musicality and rhythm of poetry and jazz, and using the Mississippi River as a guide, ROOT explores the different ways that we use art, words, dance, and music to stay alive. Director Heather Arnet, working with a talented team of video and sound designers, layers light and sound to create a visual landscape for German’s words.
August 15 – 17
COMING UP FOR AIR:
Conceived and Performed by
Written & Originally Directed by
August 24 – September 3
A new play by Kathleen McGhee-Anderson
Directed by Ricardo Khan
Starring Suzzanne Douglas and John Douglas Thompson
Is there a secret to making marriage work after kids, careers and being together for what seems like forever? Maybe it takes a miracle – or maybe just a good old fashioned mojo.
A grand night for singing.
At the Union Chapel,