January 15 – February 28, 2010
Written by: Aaron Carter
Directed by: Chuck Smith
MPAACT’s new production paints a rare picture of autism in the African American community. FIRST WORDS explores how hope can distort our perceptions of reality. Barbara is desperate to communicate with her autistic son. In spite of her husband’s objections, she secretly begins expensive, untested therapy. It may cost her the family she is fighting to keep together. The production features Scott Baity Jr., Lauren Malara, Andre Teamer and Tina Marie Wright.
April 30 – June 13, 2010
TAD IN 5TH CITY
Written by: Carla Stillwell adapted from the poetry of Orron Kenyatta
Directed by: Carla Stillwell
TAD IN 5th CITY walks us through the journey of young Tad Brown and his family. But this is just as much the story of a neighborhood, as it festers under the weight of poverty, gang violence and addiction in the aftermath of the ’68 Chicago riots.
The production features: David Goodloe, Shayla Jarvis, Eddie Jordan III*, Sidney Miller, Andre Teamer*, introducing Destin L. Teamer and Sati Word*
September 17 – October 31, 2010
Written by: Alonzo LaMont
Directed by: Chuck Smith – Resident Director
Teenage internet sensations, “The Blow-Up Sistas” decide to kidnap the black power advocate Jersey Jack Black from prison. The Sistas, their male cohort, and Jersey Jack Black all fall victim to a series of uncontrollable seizures Zulu Fits.
Zulu Fits appear to be connected to an enigmatic past and an uncertain future. When the The Sistas reach Jersey Jack Black his past, their present and the mystery of Zulu Fits all converge and forge a new fiction for those with a revolutionary spirit.