Jambalaya Series: Staged Reading BREATHE by Javon Johnson

Jambalaya Series: Staged Reading BREATHE by Javon Johnson

Reva and David Logan Center (map)

Written by Ensemble member Javon Johnson
Directed by Chuck Smith

Featuring Javon Johnson and Velma Austin

Breathe is a story of two sons from different families involved in separate acts of violence. The consequences they face are based not only on evidence, but also on the color of their skin.

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

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By Lani Roberston
September 3rd - October 7th
Previews:  Friday August 31, 2018 7:30pm
Saturday September 1, 2018 7:30pm
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Ensemble member Alexis J. Roston reprises her award-winning role as Billie Holiday. This iconic figure is haunted by her fall from grace in society and yet no one can deny her artistry.

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A Nativity Tribute

A Nativity Tribute

DuSable Museum of African American History (map)

Adapted by TaRon Patton
December 2018
DuSable Museum of African American History

 

This year we will recreate the biblical narrative of Christ using song and dance to embody the struggles of Mary and Joseph. Two iconic figures in history who both have controversial spaces in history, yet their story is filled with beauty and reverence.

Tickets on Sale September 15, 2018

Single Black Female

Single Black Female

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By Lisa B. Thompson
May 4 – May 19 2019
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Single Black Female (SBF) is a two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes that explores the lives of African American middle class women.
We join these women as they search for love, clothes and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amid a parade of stereotypical images.

SBF was a featured selection from
the August Wilson New Play Initiative.

Tickets on Sale February 1, 2019