Downtown Urban Theater Festival 7th Season

December 23, 2014 by  
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DUTF is a two-week celebration of urban theatrical expression by a cross-section of playwrights and performing artists. With an inclusive, multicultural perspective, this annual event showcases theatrical works that echo the true spirit of urban life and speak to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines.

DUTF focuses on the playwright. At DUTF, we help playwrights bring their vision to the stage by giving them total control of their work. They are involved in all aspects of the theatrical work from staging and direction to casting and rehearsals. DUTF has been a catalyst for some of New York City’s most vibrant and creative playwrights. Since its inception, DUTF has presented over 40 original theatrical works and has attracted more than 5,000 theatre-goers.

Nursha Project feature artist Micia Mosley performs
Saturday, May 9th.
A fun-filled one-woman show, take on the black lesbian experience that challenges -head on- the notion that there’s only one way to be black or queer in the 21st century.

Nursha Project Artist MilDred Performs Poetry To House Music

December 23, 2014 by  
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Musical Selections from music by Yoko!

Sapphire Lounge

Sunday June 13th, 2010

Lower East Side, NY

Stay tuned for more details.

Catch Up With Micia Mosely In The Progress Report: How Are YOU Doing?

December 23, 2014 by  
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Nursha Project™ Founder Speaks @ BAX

Thursday, May 17 – 7 pm – $20


An evening of dance and dialogue

FEATURING a conversation on equity in art and new choreography by the latest generation of dancers to emerge from the internationally acclaimed Urban Bush Women dance company.

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Maria Bauman/MBDance; Marjani Forte/LoveForte (with Nia Love); Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse; Samantha Speis. Curated by Paloma McGregor.

PANELISTS: Christal Brown/INSPIRIT dance company; Shalonda Ingram/Nursha Project; cultural critic Greg Tate; Milta Vega-Cardona/People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; and Tony-nominated choreographer Marlies Yearby. Moderated by Shani Jamila/Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center

DANCING WHILE BLACK is an artist-led initiative by Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulse that aims to create ongoing platforms for process, dialogue and experimentation and to shift the power of contextualizing work and articulating aesthetic values into the hands, and bodies, of black dancers themselves.

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Become A Member of Coalition for Queer Youth

October 31, 2011 by  
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Launched by Alexis Handwerker of The Hear Me ROAR! Project in March 2011, Coalition for Queer Youth was created for ALL LGBTQ youth supporters to have a space to come together, share ideas, organize and use creativity to educate and effect change.

Coalition for Queer Youth is a partnership between young people, service providers, activists and allies dedicated to using creative forms of education, advocacy and empowerment to increase community support for LGBTQ young people.

What makes Coalition for Queer Youth special and an opportunity to create effective change is that we are coming together, from our many perspectives in the movement, to shape thoughtful dialogue, educate and advocate for action and engage the community on a joint mission to ensure safe spaces for LGBTQ young people to grow.

In honor of Queer Youth Empowerment Month in October, Coalition for Queer Youth launched a creative exhibition of LGBT voices titled “Testimony,” and they are currently accepting submissions. For more information, please click here or email . Also, join the Coalition for the unveiling of the testimonials at “An Evening of Testimony.”

“An Evening of Testimony: Benefiting LGBTQ Youth through the Arts”

Sunday, November 6, 2011; 5-8:30pm
Jan Hus Playhouse
351 East 74th Street (Btwn 1st and 2nd Ave.)
New York City
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Pomo Afro Homos are “Fierce Love(rs)”

October 31, 2011 by  
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The Theater Offensive and Hibernian Hall are proud to present Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life , a show that examines the vital issues of race, sexuality, and identity as a whole. The performance, starring its writer and producer, Brian Freeman, and Nursha Project Artist Thandiwe DeShazor, is a remix of the original production with a new group of talented performers. The newly-revived Bessie Award winning troupe uses raucous humor and fearless storytelling to challenge racism and homophobia through a series of vignettes that will leave audiences feeling the pain, pleasure and paradox of Black gay life.

Pomo Afro Homos is a ground-breaking Black queer performance troupe from San Francisco that blends comedy, tragedy, dance, music and rap in this phenomenal presentation.


Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19, 2011

Hibernian Hall

184 Dudley Street

Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

Novemeber 17, 2011 @ 8pm

November 18, 2011 @ 8pm

November 19, 2011 @ 2pm, 7pm

Tickets: $10-$40. Click here for details !

To learn more, click here .

With support from the National Performance Network , The Theater Offensive led the Fierce Love commissioning team with collaborators from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Burlington, New Orleans and Dallas. The Theater Offensive’s OUT in Your Neighborhood strategy is a driving force behind Fierce Love, focusing on integrating queer theater into interactive community-based programs in Boston-area neighborhoods.

The Theater Offensive’s ongoing Shout it OUT! collaboration with Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC Boston) will open Fierce Love’s Saturday matinee. Shout it OUT! will be a staged reading of original coming out stories from LGBT people of color. This work was developed in two workshop series with The Theater Offensive staff and Brian Freeman, in which community members learned to stage their writings for a broader audience.

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“Where My Girls At?” Celebrates 5th Anniversary in Home of Inception

October 23, 2011 by  
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“Where My Girls At?” returns home to Oakland, California to celebrate its 5th Anniversary!

“Where My Girls At?” is a “thoughtful, provocative, and insanely funny” one woman show written and performed by the “multi-talented” Micia Mosely. Portraying five drastically different characters representing the diversity of Black lesbian experiences, Micia challenges the notion that there is only one way to be Black or queer in the 21st century.

A phenomenal one hour performance steeped in improv and audience participation,  Where My Girls At? has thrilled audiences across the country from San Francisco, Detroit and New York to Amherst, Chapel Hill and Honolulu. A  New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee, the show, while hilarious, continues to tackle difficult issues including inter and intra-group racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Written & Performed by Micia Mosely

Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Musical Score by RiMarkible Things Music

Produced by Shalonda Ingram

A Nursha Project Production


Saturday, November 12th, 2011; 7:30-9:30pm

Sunday, November 13th, 2011; 3:00-5:00pm

Oakland School of the Arts

530 18th Street

Oakland, CA 94612


$15 if you purchase tickets by Oct. 31, 2011

$12.50 Group Rates

$20 Advance Tickets

$25 Tickets at the door

To purchase tickets, click here

To read a recent review of the performance by D.C. Theatre Scene , click here:

NYC Welcomes “Armstrong’s Kid”

September 13, 2011 by  
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After debuting in Los Angeles and leaving its mark on Oakland, “Armstrong’s Kid” makes its way to New York City! The Off-Broadway premier of the play features Three time NAACP Theatre Award-Winner, Six time Drama-Logue Award-Winner, and Image Award-Winning novelist, playwright, producer and actor Stanley Bennett Clay, and Nursha Project Artist, actor, playwright, comedian, and producer, Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor.




Stanley Bennet Clay stars in his gripping new play as a gay schoolteacher falsely accused of child molestation by his best friend’s 14-year-old son, and ends up spending nearly a year in prison before the truth is revealed.

Eleven years later, the now-grown accuser, co-star Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor, seeks forgiveness, igniting a blistering showdown rife with bitter confrontations, shocking revelations, vicious humor, dark truths, and lots of Jack Daniels.

Executive Producer Chas. Floyd Johnson

“This should be on Broadway!”

—award-winning actress Loretta Devine


Preview Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, October 5-6, 2011

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $20

Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2011

Time: 8pm

Ticket: $30

Matinees: Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2011

Time: 3 PM

Ticket: $25

Theatre Information

Roy Arias Theatre Center

300 W. 43rd St. @ 8th Avenue

New York, New York 10036

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Red “Chases Summer”

August 29, 2011 by  
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Next Stop: Memphis, Tennessee! Join Red Summer in celebrating and promoting her latest project, “Chasing Summer.” An online, mini docu-story featuring Red as she tours to promote her work of poetry, the first installment features Red journeying through Memphis, Tennessee to perform at the popular, Soul Cafe.

For more on Red’s Summer adventures in Memphis, click here . You may also read more about Red’s project’s by clicking here .

Nursha Co-Curates Independent Artists’ Week, San Francisco

August 29, 2011 by  
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Join Nursha Project in celebrating Independent Artists’ Week in San Francisco!

Independent Artists’ Week (IAW) is a week-long celebration dedicated to ensuring that artists, arts organizations, and the businesses that support them have a means to celebrate and network. This week of festivities includes live performances, showcases, panels, eco art awareness, networking /consulting, and more! In 2009, we began the process of branding Independent Artists’ Week Celebration to the Fillmore Jazz District. We hosted events in the Western Addition between Fulton and Post streets. Our vision is to continue this with the support and participation of the restaurants, business, and community organizations.

There is something for everyone!


September 5 – 11, 2011

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