Chrissy Meth - Oct 9 @ 7pm PST
In Chrissy Meth, a motherless child, growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, she finds herself into a deep drug addiction. She finds hope and begins to put the pieces back together. She explores and challenges beliefs surrounding race and sex identity while showing that it’s never too late to come back and find one’s self-worth.
SISTAS SPEAK - Oct 10 @ 7pm PST
Sistas Speak is an evening of Spoken Word, Rap and Song. Curated and Hosted by Juliette Jeffers Featuring JACQUELYN BROWN BENEFIELD, AMARA GRANDERSON, FREXINET JOHNSON, OCEA LEI, CANDACE NICHOLAS LIPPMAN
Poison Gun - Oct 17 @ 7pm PST
Based on events when she was 6 years old, Dee was best friends with her granddaddy Archie and living a carefree life in rural Louisiana. Her world is turned upside down when her grandparents are murdered and she becomes a key witness in the investigation. Her granddaddy told her a secret she promised never to tell, but the lead investigator, a manipulative racist cop, wants that secret to be revealed.
SHĀDEE - Oct 11 @ 6pm PST
SHĀDEE is a 90min Dramedy and Solo Performance about Nick Niles an Innocent Activist who was wrongfully imprisoned. G. Smokey Campbell embodies twenty Characters that reveal how Nick got planted on the SHĀDEE Prison Farm. These Characters illustrate the dying need to fight back against the SHĀDEE Machine of Corruption that profits from Gentrification and the Privatization of Prisons.
Dare to Claim the Sky - Oct 15 @ 7pm PST
Sharon invites you into her proverbial living room for an intimate and unapologetic conversation about family, faith, her battle with depression and self-identity. Her story is an exploration of her coming to grips with who she is in the constant battle of being beat-down by systemic racism and the frequent questioning of her self-worth as she shares her truth and love for humanity.
Evolution of a Love Addict - Oct 23 @ 7pm PST
written and performed by Natasha McCrea is a sneak peek into the mind of a woman on a funny electric ride through the world of dating, divorcing and the lessons learned while finding the Love that really matters. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the Ride!
Through My Eyes - Oct 25 @ 6pm PST
When Angel is stripped of everything, she finds her true purpose by shedding light to those in dark places through her art. Join Her as she reveals the different parts of herself through her world, through her eyes!
Lawd Ham Mercy - Oct 29 @ 7pm PST
LAWD HAM MERCY ON THIS NAPPY HEADED BASTARD is about discovering ones purpose along this journey we call life. Lawd Ham Mercy, is a ride from the early 1960's to now and just like anyone else’s life, this story is about birth and death. It’s about joy and pain,; its about happiness and hopelessness. This story reveals that as a human race, we have more in common than we do differences.
Forgetting, Not Forgotten - Nov 6th @ 7p
This multimedia, multiple character story centers around an aspiring young performer named Petal as she takes on the role of caregiver after her mother’s diagnosis with a mental illness . Petal’s life is abruptly interrupted yet again when her neighborhood becomes gentrified and Petal and her mother have to leave their family home. The circumstances, battles and situations Petal endures are a rites of passage to understanding life.
Release and Let Go - Nov 7 @ 7pm PST
Release and Let Go (3) is the third installment of the journeys of solo show artists developed and directed by Juliette Jeffers. Sit back and relax as these powerful performers transport you to a different time and place.
Mamaisms - Nov 8 @ 6pm PST
MAMAISMS is Old-Fashioned Wisdom for a New Generation and a roller coaster of universal themes about grandmas, mamas, children and mothering. Sonia’s grandma guides a multi-generational cast of characters of little children playing, teens discovering, mamas tending and more to tell the stories that make us think about how to parent well and how to just be thoughtful, mindful and kind in life.
50 Shades of Mixed - Nov 13 @ 7pm PST
CONFESSIONS OF YOUR ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS BI-RACIAL FRIEND. What are you? I would make a pillow out of your hair... And other things you shouldn't say to a human are discussed in this hilarious confessional of a Bi Racial Woman. 50 Shades of Mixed: Confessions of your Bi Racial Best Friend, spills all the tea on the shady moments of a Bi Racial Woman’s life. Anastasia shares real life heartbreaking and often hilarious stories. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn and you’ll wake the hell up.
No Offense 9/28 @ 4pm PST
Written, Directed, & Produced by Jerry Belitch Performed by: Thomas Ferranti, Sarah Lyn Guillen, Sarah Emmer, Mo Smead, Awakoko, Matt Dugan, Aaron Lucas, Ashna Sharan, Brenna Gwen Ho Synopsis: When the president of the United States proposes a controversial law, self-important celebrities of every stripe are found out to be feasting on their colleagues, giving birth to a new social movement, and impacting the entire country.
The Soaring Solo Salon 9/30 @ 7pm PST
Award winning Director & Developer, Jessica Lynn Johnson, hosts an evening of brand new solo show excerpts taken from the Soaring Solo Community. This enticing program will be live-streaming from the Whitefire Theatre and will safely rotate 6 superb Solo Artists in and out throughout the night. Enjoy these solo stories from the comfort of your own home and know that part of the proceeds will go toward saving the Whitefire Theatre.