MPAACT consistently produces a season of outstanding world premiere productions. Through these productions, it exposes audiences to stories seldom told on America's stages. From the story of three immigrant sisters from Ethiopia, to a fifty-somethings musings on life, to the portrait of a young African American man on his first trip to Africa, MPAACT strives to be a company where artists can express and audiences can experience a myriad of realities of Black life.


The Reader 10/24/13

Warm on the Coolin Board
"The city don't want us here," observes Brian, echoing what's perhaps a common sentiment in Roseland, the neighborhood where Shepsu Aakhu's new play is partly set. A parallel story set in the after life suffers from fuzzy plotting, but ultimately offers a powerful articulation of Aakhu's key questions.

- Keith Griffith


BURF of a Nation
by Carla Stillwell © Leonard House
Directed by Carla Stillwell
at The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
October 6 - November 19 2017

Covfefe Lamont Jenkins, a southern farmer is enraged by the current political climate and has repeatedly made his opinions known via an on-going Twitter beef with the POTUS. However one day Covfefe is tagged in a tweet that pushes him to take an action so extreme that it sends the entire nation into a tailspin.


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