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


Help MPAACT continue to develop new voices

There are several ways you can help MPAACT continue its mission to nurture new artists and explore the many dimensions of Afrikan culture through entertaining theatre and educational programs based in Afrikan Centered Theatre.

Make a Donation

MPAACT is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

You may send a check to:

PO Box 10039
Chicago, IL 60610

Join MPAACT's Board of Directors

MPAACT is looking to recruit exceptional individuals interested in committing their time and resources in support of its mission. If you would like more information on board membership, contact Reginald Lawrence.


• Arts Work Fund
• Dept. of Cultural Affairs - City Arts II
• The Joyce Foundation
• The Fry Foundation
• The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
• The African American Legacy Initiate of the Chicago Community Trust
• The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
• The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
• The Alphawood Foundation


• Pepsico Foundation



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