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Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) tries to tempt her sister Janet (Jaye Ladymore) in Photo

Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) tries to tempt her sister Janet (Jaye Ladymore) into enjoying a night on the town.

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Sisters Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) and Janet (Jaye Ladymore) have differing o Photo

Sisters Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) and Janet (Jaye Ladymore) have differing opinions about what to do with the diaries left by their mother.

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Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, right) doesn’t believe her sister Janet (Jaye Ladymore Photo

Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, right) doesn’t believe her sister Janet (Jaye Ladymore) should dig into the history revealed in their mother's diaries.

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Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) tries to comfort her husband Marcus (Travis Delgad Photo

Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) tries to comfort her husband Marcus (Travis Delgado).

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Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) and Janet (Jaye Ladymore). Photo

Annelle (Ayanna Bria Bakari, left) and Janet (Jaye Ladymore).

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22nd Annual Black Excellence Awards Nominations Announced Photo 22nd Annual Black Excellence Awards Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

The Board of Directors of the African American Arts Alliance, and the Black Excellence Awards Committee have announced the nominations for the 22nd Annual Black Excellence Awards. The Awards were established in 2002 to honor the outstanding works of art by African Americans in Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Literature, Visual Arts and Digital Media.

The Story Theatre's MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Extends at Raven Theatre Photo The Story Theatre's MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Extends at Raven Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Due to popular demand, The Story Theatre's Chicago premiere of  Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes is pleased to add one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, July 24, 2022 on Raven Theatre's Schwartz Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.

The Chicago Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Is Performing At The Photo The Chicago Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Is Performing At The Story Theatre This Summer
by Grace Cutler - Jul 1, 2022

The Story Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES, written and directed by Chicago playwright and Governing Ensemble Member Terry Guest. This new play, which explores rebellion and Black liberation through the lens of the French Revolution, will play June 30 – July 17, 2022.

Cast Announced For THE RAINMAKER at Peninsula Players Theatre Photo Cast Announced For THE RAINMAKER at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash. A road trip Nash took through the American west and a real-life rainmaker inspired him to write the story. 

MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES to be Presented by The Story Theatre Photo MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES to be Presented by The Story Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

The Story Theatre will welcome back audiences with the Chicago premiere of Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes, written and directed by Chicago playwright and Governing Ensemble Member Terry Guest.

BWW Review: Timeline Theatre Company's RELENTLESS at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: Timeline Theatre Company's RELENTLESS at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 12, 2022

Although the play takes place in 1919, Tyla Abercrumbie’s RELENTLESS probes prescient themes of family secrets, inherited trauma, and the enduring legacy of racism for two affluent Black sisters living in the northern part of the United States. Director Ron OJ Parson remounts TimeLine Theatre Company’s production at the Goodman’s Owen Theatre after a sold-out initial run.

TimeLine Theatre Company's RELENTLESS Extended at the Goodman Photo TimeLine Theatre Company's RELENTLESS Extended at the Goodman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

As the TimeLine Theatre Company production of Relentless by Tyla Abercrumbie, directed by Ron OJ Parson opens tonight at the Goodman, strong demand for tickets have spurred a six-performance extension.

Goodman Theatre Announces Schedule Updates Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Schedule Updates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Two adjustments to the season schedule at Goodman Theatre shifts the 2021/2022 “Homecoming” Season line-up in the months ahead. The world-premiere production of Swing State by Rebecca Gilman directed by Robert Falls, previously announced for this spring, has been repositioned as this fall’s Owen Theatre opener.

Photos: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of RELENTLESS Photo Photos: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of RELENTLESS
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 29, 2022

Chicago playwright and TimeLine Theatre Company Member Tyla Abercrumbie weaves a mother’s past with her daughters’ present in Relentless, a centuries-spanning tale of family, legacy, and progress set in the Black Victorian age, receiving its world premiere after a nearly two-year delay. TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson directs Abercrumbie’s startling new work, which was developed through the company’s Playwrights Collective and now serves as the first production in TimeLine’s 25th Anniversary season.

TimeLine Theatre to Present World Premiere of Tyla Abercrumbie's RELENTLESS Photo TimeLine Theatre to Present World Premiere of Tyla Abercrumbie's RELENTLESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2021

TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson directs Abercrumbie’s startling new work, which was developed through the company’s Playwrights Collective and now serves as the first production in TimeLine’s 25th Anniversary season.