by Ayad Akhtar

September 9-October 1, 2017

NextStop Theatre



by Dael Orlandersmith

July 16 - August 14, 2016

Anacostia Playhouse

Featuring Stori Ayers and Justus Hammond

LISTEN to my interview with Kojo Nnamdi on WAMU about directing Yellowman and using the arts to address colorism in the black community.

"In the hands of director Thembi Duncan and her talented cast of two, Anacostia Playhouse’s production is an energetic and powerful must-see." Amy Lyons, Washington City Paper

"Director Thembi Duncan really got this play. She just got it, everything about it. And she cast it and shaped it with enormous empathy and purpose." John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theatre Arts

Photos: Michael Dubois

B'rer Cotton

by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm

February 13-20, 2016

Catholic University of America

Featuring Kevin Berry, Kevin Boudreau, Regina Childs, Ime Essien, Tendo Nsubuga, Danielle Scott, and Addison Switzer


Photos: DJ Corey Photography

Selected Staged Readings

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill

October 31, 2016

Everyman Theatre Salon Series

Featuring Beth Hylton, Susan Rome, Tuyet Thi Pham, Emily Kester, Lilian Oben, and Jade Wheeler

Camp Logan

by Celeste Bedford Walker

August 30, 2014

Kennedy Center Page To Stage Theatre Festival

Featuring JaBen Early, Jeremy Hunter, Vaughn Irving, Manu Kumasi, Jason McIntosh, Vaughn Ryan Midder, and Daron P. Stewart.


A'nat Dittni

by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
April 17, 2014
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Featuring Deidra LaWan Starnes and Randall Shephard


Mon Chaton

by Thembi Duncan

2013 Kennedy Center American Page to Stage Theatre Festival

Featuring Patricia Dugueye, Audra Polk, Tricia Homer, Carolyn Agan, Justin Fair, and Matthew Sparacino

Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis
Adaptation by Reginald André Jackson
Produced by Adventure Theatre-MTC

Featuring Dionne Audain, Ayesis Clay, Keith Irby, Joshua Nelson, Addison Switzer, Nick Vaughn, and Tara Yates-Reeves.


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