MPAACT—a Chicago-based multi-disciplinary theater arts organization specializing in African-centered theater—celebrates its new anthology, The BlaQ Market: Essays and Plays from African Centered Theater. Explore the aesthetics of African Centered theater in a host of critical and insightful essays by this groundbreaking Chicago collective. Also featured are 4 acclaimed plays by 4 of the most vibrant young African American playwrights. MiLK by Nambi E. Kelley, Fascia by Shepsu Aakhu, She Calls up the Sun by Addae Moon, and The Divine order of Becoming by Carla Stillwell.
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MPAACT—celebrates the diversity of the “Black Experience” with monologues and scenes from 14 playwrights culling selections from 42 world Premiere Productions. Critically acclaimed writers such as Lydia Diamond, Nambi E. Kelley, Shepsu Aakhu, Aaron Carter, Carla Stillwell, Addae Moon, and others have contributed to a work which encapsulates the diverse perspectives, styles, and values which make Chicago’s African-American theatre community so vibrant. This publication offers a unique glimpse into the complex dynamics inherent in the “Black Experience”- whether it takes place in America, continental Africa, or it’s diaspora. It serves as a concrete place where artists of color can select intensely relevant monologues or scenes from contemporary plays. This is not a collection of excerpts from vintage black classics, this is a collection of works chronicling the times in which we live from the perspective of characters and situations as diverse as the “Black Experience.”
This collection is perfect for actors looking for fresh, vibrant, and unique monologues, students interested in pieces that communicate contemporary African-American issues, and anyone who enjoys African-American writers.
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