Archive for August, 2013

Who Killed Jigaboo Jones open October 4 at the Lida Project

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

 

A One
Man Mockumentary on the Hip Hop Industrial Complex. Written by Jeff Campbell,
directed by donnie l. betts. The story of a dead rapper and the people who knew
him, loved him, used him and abused him. The comparison between minstrel
performers of the early 20th Century and Hip Hop artists of today.
Socio-cultural commentary on why we continually choose dollars over dignity in
a so-called post racial society, and a critical analysis of how images in the
early 20th Century were used to justify Jim Crow laws, and whether the images
in Hip Hop are used to justify disproportionate incarceration rates. BUY
TICKETS HERE: http://workspacedenver.org/october-4-19-2013who-killed-jigaboo-jones/

 

Destination Freedom at Lone Tree Art Center Sept 30 at 7PM 720-509-1000

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Destination Freedom Black Radio Days: Jackie Robinson

Monday, September 30, 2013
Main Stage

Who should go?

Historians and baseball fans alike – play a part in a live radio broadcast!

More details
Featuring a live Foley artist, musical guests and living historical figures, this live show is broadcast throughout Denver and often picked up on other national stations. This radio play explores the life of America’s first black Major League Baseball player. Robinson first stepped onto the diamond with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and played ten seasons. He played in six World Series and was selected for the All-Star Games six seasons in a row. Robinson left his mark on history as a boundary breaker and cultural influence as well as a top player.

Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days is a radio series aired on KGNU 88.5 FM and 1390 AM. Recreating the feel and focus of the original broadcasts of Richard Durham in 1940’s and 50’s Chicago, Producer donnie l. betts explores the magic of radio from a different era with a sharp focus on famous African-Americans.

Tickets $15 (plus $3 service fee)

  

The Fall is going to be busy. 3 plays and some films plus Destination Freedom so get in where you fit in

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Slut Energy Theory in New York at the All For One Theatre Festival. 10/12/13/18/20 2013
written and performed by Rene Marie
directed by donnie l. betts
Buy Tickets Here!


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One woman’s story about abuse, laughter, life, & pushin’ on through to the other side.
Told through music, spoken word and monologue, U’Dean Morgan speaks her mind as an elderly, yet ageless, woman whose harrowing life experiences have left her anything but speechless. From the opening song, she tells you exactly what she thinks about sex, heaven, lies, truth, you, herself and whatever else you might ask her – if you have the nerve! Nearly five years in the making, all creative content – music, lyrics, spoken word and monologue – are original works by Rene Marie.

- See more at: http://www.afofest.org/shows/slut-energy-theory/#sthash.sNMZu9gb.dpuf