Provocative Play Returns to Theatre Project, ‘A Real Nigga Show’

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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The n word is one of the most controversial terms in American culture. It incites rage and sorrow, along with insistence by some folks of color that it’s a term of endearment.

In 2003 at Theatre Project I watched a provocative play that brought the issue to audiences, A Real Nigga Show. The series of short theatrical stories all wrestled with this word’s complexity, and featured an all male cast, including the late Robert F. Chew, best known for his role of Prop Joe on HBO’s The Wire.

Returning for its 2nd run at Theatre Project (August 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201), it includes new pieces such as “Hoodie,” an image now synonymous with Trayvon Martin’s untimely death. The cast consists of five local artists: Davon Carey, Joshua Dixon, Robert Lee Hardy, Ezekiel Jackson, and Melvin T. Russell, and is directed by Troy Burton, executive director of Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center.

Check out a preview of the show:

Advanced tickets are on sale at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center (847 N. Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201). For tickets and more information, call Troy Burton (443-326-7174)

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The cast of A Real Nigga Show

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New Photography Exhibit Focuses on Haiti and Opens at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, July 11, 6-9pm

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Haiti is complex, a place of hope and despondency, promise and pain. My Mom recently traveled here with her church, and often speaks of the people’s endurance, their ingenuity despite abject poverty.

When I look at Anthony McKissic’s work, I see all of this and more. His new photography exhibit opens Thursday, July 11 from 6-9pm at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center (847 N. Howard St. Balt., MD 21201). So grab your keys, and head to this free event! We are sure the work will enrich and inspire you.

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Photo Credit: Anthony McKissic