2019 - 2020

master comic

by: Aaron Todd Douglas & Yusef Williams

Script by: Terrance T. Brown

Directed by Runako Jahi

Winner of an International Ibsen Scholarship, sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. The Master Comic is a fun and satirical study of the rise and fall of a once great, and now controversial Black entertainer in America.  Lincoln Wolfe is the very picture of education, charm, wit, and class but has allegedly led a secret double life as a pathological victimizer.  

 

Inspired by the enduring ideas and enigmatic characters found in Ibsen’s classic The Master Builder, The Master Comic explores issues of race and respectability politics, and examines the existential and identity related problems specific to African Americans negotiating perceptions of success in the U.S.

October 4 - November 17, 2019

Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm

Sundays 3pm

The Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 North Lincoln Avenue

spoken word

by: Shepsu Aakhu

Directed by Lauren "LL" Lundy

Resonant with Arthur Miller's The Crucible, SPOKEN WORD takes place in a small community dominated by hearsay, fear, outrage, and over-reaching authority figures. On the isolated campus of a Midwest university - sex, race, and gender, collide in an epic culture war. At the center of this genre-bending drama are two undergrads - one Persian, the other Black - trying to navigate their conflicted feelings, while social loyalties, family obligations, and administrative pressures encroach on their privacy with an oppressive need to know everything about their sexual encounter gone wrong. In SPOKEN WORD everyone will have their say, and it all turns on a single word - never spoken. 

January 17 - March 3, 2020

Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm

Sundays 3pm

The Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 North Lincoln Avenue

pulled punches

by: Tina Fakhrid-Deen 

Directed by: Lauren Wells-Mann

On an express train home to watch Scandal, Isis gets all the elements of her favorite show - drama, passion and heart-stopping suspense when she collides into a professor who dares to swirl into her orbit and take her breath away. A heady mix of Baraka’s The Dutchman and the mythos of Isis and the Seven Scorpions, PULLED PUNCHES investigates identity politics in the age of being “woke” and well-intentioned. How long should we pull punches before we let them fly? Does that choice promote true connection, violence, insanity or freedom? 

April 17 - May 31, 2020

Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm

Sundays 3pm

The Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 North Lincoln Avenue

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