MPAACT is a multidisciplinary theatre arts organization dedicated to producing original works by the nation's finest theatre artisits. Based in Chicago since 1991, MPAACT has built a reputation for innovation and excellence by solely producing world premiere productions which utilize language, music, and movement in a manner that captivates both the critical and commercial audience. The style of production has been labeled Afrikan Centered Theatre.
PROJECT UPLIFT: BLACK LIVES MATTER
Written by: Shepsu Aakhu Directed by: David Goodloe & Lauren Wells-Mann
Upcoming Play Release
Fascia is a blend of Yoruba belief systems grafted onto a contemporary African-American family. Fascia is the struggle to understand a singular moment in the life of an entire family. The baggage that makes the seemingly simple ....so damn complicated. We follow the story of cousins who though once inseparable, now find themselves distant and detached. The concept of time is folded in upon itself allowing four generations of the family to interact, and influence each other. In the end we a are left with a concept of family which stretches far beyond the western nuclear family to accommodate those whose once lived, and those who are yet to come.
Written by Shepsu Aakhu
Directed by Carla Stillwell
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