Black Ensemble Theater and The DuSable Museum Present The Jackie Taylor Drama Series
April 7-22, 2018 at The DuSable Museum Theater
Programming for The Jackie Taylor Drama Series
Consisting of three dramatic plays written by members of Black Ensemble Theater’s Black Playwrights Initiative (BPI), an educational incubator for aspiring Black playwrights, The Jackie Taylor Drama Series will feature works that are relevant to current events and speak to the demise of recent racial equity issues.
National Anthem: by Ervin Gardner – April 7-8
National Anthem is a one act play that speaks to the controversy surrounding professional athletes and their right to peacefully protest.
The Plea by Reginald Williams – April 14-15
The Plea addresses the violence epidemic that has engulfed so many Chicago communities resulting in senseless murders, and the hopelessness and traumatic mental anguish that has consumed our neighborhoods.
In the Shadow of Justice by Maceo Ferris – April 21-22
In this drama L. Maceo Ferris depicts how two young black police detectives are forced to face corruption, brutality and murder in a South Side Chicago Precinct.
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