Featured Event: Liza Jessie Peterson writer and performer of “The Peculiar Patriot” a must see engagement! September 13 – October 1, 2017

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We love Liza Jessie Peterson here at Nevahblackdown.  She is the quintessential artist expressing what she feels is important topics in this upside down world we live in.  We must support artists like her, so please share this information and check out this most phenomenal woman on her show and her journey @ THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE in Harlem, N.Y.

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The Peculiar Patriot confronts the complex and critical issue of mass incarceration. With more than 2.5 million people behind bars, America is the world’s leading prison superpower. The Peculiar Patriot examines the human impact and inhuman machinery of the prison industrial complex and shines a glaring light on the racial disparities that feed the draconian system. The play follows protagonist Betsy LaQuanda Ross, a self-proclaimed peculiar patriot, as she makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family, navigating love between barbed wire. As she shares neighborhood updates and gossip and reminisces about family, Betsy delivers a shrewd indictment of the criminal justice system in her own authentic and inimitable style, with a heavy dose of humor to boot.

PREVIEWS: September 13, 2017 – September 16, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday: 7:30 PM, Saturday: 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM)
PRODUCTION RUN: September 17, 2017 – October 1, 2017 (Thursday, Friday, Monday: 7:30 PM, Saturday: 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM)

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Maruti Evans (Set & Lighting)

Katherine Freer (Projections)

Luqman Brown  (Sound)

Byron McCray (Production Art)

HashimotoPhoto.com (Production Picture)

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Hi, my name is Karen Gibson Roc and I am the creator and curator of NevahBlackDown. I am a Mother first and foremost. Poetry is my gift and I use it to speak to my own heart as well as those who choose to let my words in. NevahBlackDown is an ongoing conversation that I am choosing to have with those who care to listen. I share my work and the work of others who feel that art, voice, and expression is a powerful means to spark change, share positive imagery and inspiration.

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