Mosaic Workshop Series
By Nambi E. Kelley
Adapted from the novel by Richard Wright
Directed by Psalmayene 24
September 25, 2017
Chicago native Nambi E. Kelley’s retelling of Richard Wright's landmark novel re-imagines the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas for a whole new generation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago, Bigger lands a job in the home of a wealthy white family. Struggling to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently seal his fate.
The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged
Performed by Honest Accomplice Theater
November 27, 2017
A rousing comic exploration of the interwoven lives of eight women confronting their own sexuality. Through dialogue, movement, media, and song, the performance tackles themes sexual health, street harassment. hook-up culture, the de-sexualization of aging women, virginity, partner communication, consent and more. The DC debut of Honest Accomplice marks the arrival of an inter-generational ensemble devising new work that surfaces the nuanced, non-binary experiences of women and trans people.
By Dipika Guha
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
January 29, 2018
In the wake of a fat-shaming scandal that brings down the CEO of yoga apparel giant Jojomon, the company brings in a fixer named Joan who launches a plan to restore corporate earnings and its vaunted reputation, but at what cost? YOGA PLAY is a wicked satire about finding enlightenment in a world determined to sell it, one pair of yoga pants at a tim
To Kill A King (or City of Good Abode)
By Josh Ford
Directed by KenYatta Rogers
March 12, 2018
The Hill Center – 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
The story behind the events of the 1968 Sanitations Workers Strike that ultimately brought Martin Luther King to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, As told by T.O. Jones, local leader of AFSCME 1733 and a former sanitation worker, and Mayor Henry Loeb, a staunch conservative and recent Episcopalian convert, who refuses to negotiate, despite the Black community's support of the strikers. As a planned march approaches, an increasingly energized base of workers battles with their own national union reps, while local clergy battle for media attention and the ear of the Mayor, all unaware of the tragedy that awaits.