Mojoaa Performing Arts, Black Poetry Theatre, and Black Ops Theatre Co. present staged readings of three short, new works by local playwrights performed at Manbites Dog Theater over three nights.  

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Schedule and show info below:

Black Ops_sans culTHURSDAY, MARCH 15TH 2018



by NaTasha Thompson


presented by Black Ops Theatre Co. 

An original piece depicting critical days leading up to the deployment of  Lt. Alexandra Sparrow. Based in North Carolina, Alex must decide who will have custody of her child during her tour in Afghanistan. A pulsation of scenes challenging race, parenthood and the dynamics of family; 12.21.09  was conceived to facilitate difficult conversation.





Definition of a Hero

by Dasan Ahanu

presented by Black Poetry Theatre

“Definition of a Hero” interrogates our idea of a hero while examining the complex relationships between perception and understanding. Through a combination of rhyme, rhythm, and music coupled with thought-provoking verse, this production brings images of courage, frailty, hope, and joy to life.  The production features original pieces performed by actors and poets. The aim is to highlight the stories that cannot go untold. 


1510088198239SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH 2018



by Monet Marshall

Directed by Leroy Ediage

Presented by MOJOAA Performing Arts

Raissoneur (pronounced rez-uh-nur) is a character in a play, novel, or the like who voices the central theme, philosophy, or point of view of the work, also known as the voice of the writer. But how can there be one voice when we are such complex and multifaceted people? A one-act, one-woman play with 7 actors, [rez-uh-nur] is a play within a play, a whodunit and a performance piece rolled into one. But ultimately its a story of finding our many parts and making them whole.