No it's not Black History Month...
The 4th Annual PIECE OF MINE Festival takes place October 11 to 16, 2016 at Palmerson Library Theatre, an intimate black box venue steps from Bathurst Station. This year's featured playwrights present a compilation of storylines covering culture, rebellion and avant garde flair, all of which are new works in development by Black playwrights.
Culture. Rebellion. Avant Garde.
Indulge in a bold line-up of new works in development by Black play creators.
*Tuesday Oct 11 | 7:30 PM | The Negroes Are Congregating by Natasha Adiyana Morris + The Adonis Project by Leighton Alexander Williams + Opening Act
**Wednesday Oct 12 | 7:30 PM | ZIP Code 45LS by Sabrina Moella + Fresh Talent Cabaret + Short Film MERAKI
*Thursday Oct 13 | 7:30 PM | The Adonis Project by Leighton Alexander Williams + The Negroes Are Congregating by Natasha Adiyana Morris + Opening Act
**Friday Oct 14 | 7:30 PM | ZIP Code 45LS by Sabrina Moella + Fresh Talent Cabaret + Short Film Living Black Genius
*Saturday Oct 15 | 7:30 PM | The Negroes Are Congregating by Natasha Adiyana Morris + The Adonis Project by Leighton Alexander Williams + Opening Act
**Sunday Oct 16 | 3:00 PM | ZIP Code 45LS by Sabrina Moella + Fresh Talent Cabaret + Short Film MERAKI
* intended for mature audience
** family friendly
Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. See both nights for $25 (advance) $35 (door).
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Doors open half an hour before showtime.
Talkbacks take place at the end of night, approximately 9:30 PM each night.
Palmerson Library Theatre is walking distance from Bathurst Station. Green P is available across the street from the venue.
Credit cards accepted at the door. Debit interac cannot be processed at this time.
Featured Play Descriptions
THE NEGROES ARE CONGREGATING is a contemporary look at race relations 2.0. Speaking directly to the (Canadian) audience, the play displays seemingly everyday encounters but extracts political correctness. It's bubbling, haunting, and 100% unapologetic.
ZIP CODE 45LS | Bina is a 9 year-old child who dreams about becoming a superhero. There's only one problem: she lives in the infamous 45LS area, a low-income French neighbourhood known for many things...but not its plethora of superheroes. To what extent does a 'problematic' postal code determine a child's future? Surrounded by her inseparable cousins, mischievous friends and resourceful aunties, Bina is determined to find out. Based on the author's real childhood memories, 'ZIP CODE 45LS' is a one-woman play that blends stand-up comedy, poetry, dance and storytelling. After traveling to Africa with her first play Made in Congo, Sabrina Moella invites the audience to find out about her 'wonder years' in this irresistible coming-of-age story set in an urban area.
THE ADONIS PROJECT is, at face value, a story about human beings and their relationship to vanity. The play follows Beauty and her struggles navigating the dating world, as problems arise due to partners wanting more from her (Perfection). Soon she meets a surgeon named Alexander Castle, who shows her a different way of living and uses her as a muse to pitch his new groundbreaking idea: a world where everyone gets the opportunity to be deemed flawless and equal. Consequently, this proposes conflicts with government laws and things take a turn for the worst.
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