Monthly Readings

December 2016: RedVolution Feature “STIGMA” by Keelay Gipson and Community Night

Monday, December 12, 2016 7:00pm @ the cell In October 2006, Blackboard Founder, Garlia Jones-Ly produced “RedVolution” an  HIV/AIDS Awareness Benefit Concert with her College Theatre group, Black Curtain.  10 years later, HIV/AIDS is not a forgotten disease and continues to affect Black communities. After accepting submissions from September 1 – October 31st, Blackboard Plays …

September – December 2016 

3 Features and a Community Night are what we have planned September – December 2016. Every evening begins at 7:30pm @ the cell. Suggested Donation $10 Reserve via Brown Paper Tickets or RSVP: Monday, September 12, 2016 “When Night Falls” By Cynthia G. Robinson  Josiane Bisimwa, a Sudanese woman, falls victim to unspeakable violence …

#blackstoriesmatter: Lekethia Dalcoe and Slope No.12

About the play

It’s 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Pratt Coal mining prison, Slope No. 12. Cheeks and Odin Dean are prisoners and Ezekiel finds bones. Maybell and Vivie Eillien are prostitutes, and Green Cottenham’s spirit comes calling. In the American South, there had to be a system created to control the newly freed black population and convict labor became that solution. This here be the Pratt Coal mines, where black men are picked up for any minimum charge like spitting, talking loud in the presence of a white woman, gambling, or just “being”. In 1932, black prison labor is free, hard, and easy. They are simply slaves given a different name.

December 2015 Feature – Turron Kofi Alleyne

SUICIDAL MOMENTS by Turron Kofi Alleyne Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30pm RSVP: ~wine and refreshments served~ $10 Suggested Donation ABOUT THE PLAY “Suicidal Moments” is a story about Barry Douglass who was deeply stricken the moment his mother was killed and his father was paralyzed in a car accident. Despite this hardship; Barry’s older …