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Pulled Punches

by: Tina Fakhrid-Deen

Directed by: Lauren Wells-Mann

On an express train home to watch Scandal, Isis gets all the elements of her favorite show – drama, passion, and heart-stopping suspense when she collides into a professor who dares to swirl into her orbit and take her breath away. A heady mix of Baraka’s The Dutchman and the mythos of Isis and the Seven Scorpions, PULLED PUNCHES investigates identity politics in the age of being woke and well-intentioned. How long should we pull punches before we let them fly? Does that choice promote true connection, violence, insanity or freedom?

 April 15 – May 29, 2022

Thursdays – Saturdays 8pm    Sundays 3pm

The Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 North Lincoln Avenue




Sankofa: A Journey into Bronzeville’s Poppin’ Past

Sankofa Walkie Talkie
Runs July 1, 2021 – August 1, 2022
Come to Bronzeville and take a neighborhood tour with Gwen and Haki! I recently wrote and directed a “Walkie Talkie” audio play about the rich legacy of Bronzeville for the Chicago Children’s Theatre and Night Out In the Parks (Chicago Park District). I had the honor of working with two spectacular young actors, Pe’Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson (Gwen) and Zachary L. Riley (Haki), and can’t wait for you to hear them bring this story to life! I had so much fun working on this project with the amazing Chicago Children’s Theatre staff and Daniel Etti-Williams, our wonderful sound engineer! What a way to start the summer!
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Dandelions will be featured (in two parts) Oct. 26-Nov. 8th through the Chicago Park District, #NightOutInTheParks and MPAACT! Listen in if you can and share widely!
October 26 MPAACT Dandelions pt.1
October 26 MPAACT Dandelions pt.2

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