BLACK AS FUCK PROUD AS FUCK PLAY FESTIVAL
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 7:00 PM
Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 3:00 PM
3502 N Elston Ave.
The black as fuck, proud as fuck play festival is a celebration of black love, black, power, and black excellence through art. Come see six amazing 10 minute plays celebrating what exactly it means to be BLACK AS FUCK, PROUD AS FUCK!
Beyond Flatline by Kiayla Jackson
After their son is murdered by an off duty police officer, Toya and Dre must find a way to deal with the emotional aftermath that comes with that. This play explores how black people, especially black mothers deal with (or don't deal with grief) For this role I am looking for Dre. A black man in is late twenties to early thirties. He is deals with grief through jokes. Things between him and his ex wife Toya are extremely tense.
Lost ones by Arielle Baker
Expecting couple Jasmine and Malcolm discuss how they are going to raise their daughter. They explore their faith and beliefs in God with each other each explaining the moment they actually came to believe in God. This play also deals with black mothers grief. This one in particular, exploring the notion of the "strong black woman" For this role I am looking for both Jasmine and Malcolm. Jasmine a black woman of 21. She is a "millennium Christian" meaning she was raised in church but doesn't have the same beliefs as older church goers do. She loves to sing and she spends a lot of time singing to her unborn daughter and boyfriend. Malcolm is a black man of 21. He is not as into church as Jasmine but he goes because he knows that it is important to her. He would do anything to make her happy. Their relationship is very sweet, and affectionate. They are very physically affectionate throughout the entire show.
New Negro by Nia Vines
McKinley tries to explain to his son how to survive as a black man in a white dominated world. This play touches on a lot of education that black kids miss out on. I am looking for McKinley and Junior. McKinley is an older black man in her early 50s. He is what people would typically consider an "angry black man." He has a lot to say about the world and what's going on. His tone throughout the play is very tough.. He is guarded. Junior is a teenager around the age of 15-17. He doesn't understand why his dad feels so strongly until he goes into further explanation. He is a young kid who doesn't quite yet grasp the concept of racism.
Blow This Mothrerfucker Up by Arielle Baker
After Giana's boyfriend is brutally murdered by a cop she makes a plan to get back at the officer like no one has done before.
The Shop by Iman Rachelle
Laya goes to her usual hair shop to avoid pressing issues about her father's release date. There she gets wrapped up in a discussion about black love, the hood, and where a black woman fits into all of that.