The Counter Narrative Project presents a staged reading of my show Spare The Rod. Directed by Mia Kristin Smith. Talkback will be moderated by Charles Stephens.
Synopsis: How do you find yourself when you have no idea where you might be? This story digs deep into the question as one man searches for himself in the broken pieces of his life. This autobiographical one-man show breaks down the walls and sheds light on what happens after dealing with years of physical abuse, neglect, and coming to terms with sexuality. By carefully examining his childhood he wonders if he can ever love his mother or even himself.
All tickets are FREE! Please RSVP HERE.
I am pleased to be directing A Piece of My Mind: A group of black men and boys speak, by Ron Mcintrye. I directed the reading a few years back and so excited to take on the full production! Tickets are $15 in Advance (Show Only) $25 (Dinner Theatre). At the door, tickets are $20 (Show Only) $30 (Dinner Theatre). To purchase tickets click HERE.
Excerpt of my play Snapshots presented by The Classical Theatre of Harlem.
Please join us for the stage reading of
"Brothers of Affliction"
Monday, Jan 16th
519 Eighth Avenue - 12th Floor
Light refreshments will be available
This show opened in Atlanta in 2012 to rave reviews and has since traveled to Orlando and accepted into the D.C. and Atlanta Black theatre festivals. It was remounted in Nov 2016 where it received more critical acclaim.
Tempers flare and old wounds are reopened in Brothers of Affliction, an unflinchingly raw look at the relationships of three troubled siblings and the dark secrets that bond them at the same time tear them apart. After a bar fight leads them to spending an indefinite amount time with each other, the brothers begin to break down their troubled past and search for a solution as the night goes on.
Reserve tickets here! ALL TICKETS ARE FREE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brothers-of-affliction-nyc-staged-reading-tickets-30911446970
Presented by Jacquelyn Bell, Marcus Emel and Paris Crayton III
I'm excited to announce my first play being produced in New York is a ten minute piece called Worthless. It deals with how one teen views life after an unarmed black teen is killed at the hand of the police. It premiered in Orlando a part of the Trayvon Martin Project produced by Beth Marshall Presents. The collection of shows garnered a broadway world award for best world premiere production.
There are three chances to catch this incredible show! Performances will be at New York Public Library in the Alvin Ailey Theater July 16th @ 1pm and the Midtown International Arts Festival in the Workshop theater's MainStage July 16th @7pm and July 17th @ 4pm.
More info can be found HERE! See you there
Award winning playwright, actor, and director, brings his professional Acting Intensive workshop to Montgomery Alabama. In this acting intensive, you will learn how to properly breakdown a scene, develop your character, and perfect your monologue. Using methods of Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, and more, this workshop is sure to advance you in your steps to becoming the actor you always wanted to be.
Only $55 to register.
I have been commissioned by the United Way to write and direct a piece starring some Veterans of our great nation. These Veterans have told me heart wrenching and sometimes hilarious true stories that I have composed into a short presentation that they will perform at the City of Refuge.
My one act play Hoodies will receive its world premiere at the Orlando Fringe Festival, May 2015. I was commissioned to write this play by Beth Marshall of Beth Marshall Presents after the recent tragedies in the state of Florida. The killing of black young men has almost become a sport, and we feel art is a way to share our voice on the situations.
Hoodies tells the story of a young teen who was gun down by a white police officer and the aftermath stemming from it. We get an in depth look at before, during, and after the tragedy from the people it affected the most. Beth Marshall has been an advocate in making sure these stories get told. Hoodies will presented as part 3 of her award winning "Trayvon Martin project!" Get tickets and info HERE.
I'm so excited to showcase my lighter side. After almost two years of writing heart wrenching dramas, I'm please to present my first full length comedy to be produced in Atlanta. Crazyanity runs simultaneously with my one act drama Hoodies in Orlando.
Crazyanity tells the story of Paul and Samantha who have been together for six years and marriage has never been an issue, until now. After they move into a new apartment together, they meet their elderly and highly eccentric next door neighbor Eleanor, who's view on marriage and religion slowly begin to creep into the mind of Samantha. This causes tension in the relationship and the couple has to finally to decide if they want to say "I do" or call it quits.
Mapp and Staticc are preparing to do an encore one day only performance of Jeff Stetson's critically acclaimed play "The Meeting." Fascinating and dramatically compelling, this eloquent play depicts the supposed meeting of two of the most important men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs. Tickets are extremely limited but you can get them HERE.
"CHAINZ" WILL RECEIVE A WEEKEND RUN AT CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY. TICKETS ARE ONLY $2. IT WILL BE HELD IN STUDIO A IN THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE WOODRUFF LIBRARY.