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Josephine Tonight

A musical biography of showbiz legend Josephine Baker. Josephine Tonight draws on the early life of the internationally known singer, actress and nightclub sensation who wowed audiences in America and Europe in the first quarter of the 20th century, and reveals the relationship of the young Josephine and her laundress mother who steers her toward success and…

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Celebrating the Creative Journey: "Crumbs From the Table of Joy"

Crumbs From the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage Rebecca Uden This break out play for Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage is the coming of age story of a young Black girl whose family is finding its way through the Brooklyn of 1950, as she teeters between filtering her life experiences through the fantasy…

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Pipeline

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before…

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Celebrating the Creative Journey: "Smart People"

Smart People by Lydia Diamond Directed by Kendrick Brown One the eve of Barack Obama’s 2008 election, four Cambridge residents with the best of intentions to broach an explorative dialogue on racism, find that issues of self-awareness, identity, and race are stumbling blocks that even “smart people” can’t seem to avoid.

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Celebrating the Creative Journey: "Force Continuum"

Force Continuum by Kia Corthron Directed by Don Wilson Glenn An African-American police officer struggles with the contradictions of his race and profession while confronting the black community he is bound to protect and being haunted by his cop father’s violent death.

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Dramatry: A Night of Dramatic Poetry

This night Drama-try or Drama infused poetry, raises funds to support the endeavors of The Ensemble Theatre Act One Young Professionals to introduce professionals age 20-40 to the theatre, and to cultivate the next generation of theatre supports with a scholarship for a youth ages 6-17 to participate in the theatre's Young Performers (performing arts education) Program.…

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