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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.



In the not too distant future two brothers, Drew and Zeke, search for their kidnapped father as they try to navigate depleting resources, their strained sense of loyalty and a prophecy they are beholden to but refuse to embraced. Addae Moon's Ezekiel's Wheel is grounded in, and inspired by, the rich tradition of Black Speculative Fiction by Octavia Butler, Samuel Delaney, Frances Harper and Martin Delaney.

JANUARY 20, 2023 - MARCH 5, 2023

Upcoming Podcast Play Release

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There is nothing as culturally meaningful as ownership of one's own stories. A gifted communicator, Shirley Carney orates, then takes us inside four stories that were adapted for the MPAACT Mainstage. Drawing us into the muse of her creations, she is joined in conversation by two women who have been with her plays since they first graced the stage, two decades ago. Emmy Award winning artist Carla Stillwell and award-winning Director Kim Crutcher remind us of the treasured works crafted by Ms. Carney, and the importance of a "Mature Black Woman's Voice" on the American stage.


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With the spread of Covid19 - the arts are struggling more than ever before, and in these uncertain times, MPAACT needs your help to keep the lights on for our 30th season. We want to be able to continue to bring our community the art that keeps us going and the stories that keep us sane in a scary time. But we're still here and we're committed to staying. Please consider donating to our GoFundMe to help that commitment become a reality!

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Phone: 661.373.3089



Mail: PO Box 10039

Chicago, IL

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