5th Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

The 5th Annual Bronze Collective Fest is a week long festival of various artistic genres expressed through local Black/African Diasporic artists/producers.
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5th Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2019, 11:26 PM
MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

About The Event

5th Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

Feb 18-24, 2019

listen to an interview with Kevin Hicks, Karen Culley and David Shakes on WAYO https://wayofm.org/shows/justin-rielly-show

By The Rochester Bronze Collective

Monday,Feb 18, 2019 7:30 PM

Gary D. Marshall~You shouldn't have Told

You Shouldn’t Have Told is the story of a decent mother who refuses to believe her three daughters when they tell her that her boyfriend is sexually molesting them until the youngest dies from a botched abortion touches a nerve that crosses class and cultural experiences.

Tues, Feb 19 7:30 PM

ANANSI TALES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Anansi For the Holidays is interactive children's theater that brings popular folklore tales to life on stage for the whole family.

{theatre}+{náfsi} FOR YOUTH Ensemble returns for one last public performance

*ONE FREE KID'S ADMISSION WITH A PAID ADULT TICKET DAY.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 7:30 PM

Delbra Brown~The Secret

In the wake of a grandmother’s passing, “Secrets” are revealed that may shatter the very fiber of one family. Can Mrs. Debbie Cakes and her alter ego “Mrs. VI” help them adjust their Generational Habits?

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 7:30 PM

Rudolph Valentino~If their World was Ours

What if your fiancee, who was a virgin called you and told you that she was pregnant. What if she told you it was by an Angel from heaven, What if she wanted you to believe her and help raise this child as if it was yours. What would you do??? "If Their World Was Ours" The story of the birth of Jesus in told in today's time.

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7:30 PM

Grace Flores~ 2 PLUS 2 = 7 or The Lesson

Blues Legend Hugh Barnes is set to perform one last time, unfortunately the performance may end up being a fight for his life. Known for wowing crowds with his changing melodic vocal warmth, Barnes now has to navigate between staffs.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7:30 PM

Karen D. Culley ~ No Bad News

Regulating your health can be a daunting task, especially when you find yourself having to come to terms with things you have been putting off. From the mind of Karen Culley under the direction of Reuben J. Tapp, No Bad News puts the audience on a journey into minds, hearts...and fears.

Five women place us right in the middle of a health crisis, all different, yet all connected, like a fusion of the movie Crash(2004) with the play Kaleidoscope (2017). Oddly in walking toward their fears, the women find life has more to offer them. Life is stranger than fiction, but when the reality is mixed, how do you interpret what's strange?

Just because you don't talk about it doesn't mean it's not there. In the "shadows of our minds" holds the answers...and the secrets we tell ourselves. There lie the questions:

Heroin can be purchased, but can it really be... managed? Horses are bridled, but where does that metaphor end... or does it? To fall is human, but where does nature end when you are pushed? Or slapped? Or when you are eating yourself to death?

Special on

Sunday, Feb 24 at 2 PM FREE!

is the 1st Annual Black Theater Forum:"There's a Beale Street in every city in Black America"~James Baldwin.

The 5th Annual Bronze Collective Fest is a week long festival of various artistic genres expressed through local Black/African Diasporic artists/producers. Patrons can expect to experience cultural fusions and originations of style in various forms of spoken word, theater, storytelling, cinematography, etc. Come experience some of the best of Black/African Diasporic artists/producers that Rochester has to offer!!!!

Five years is a long time, but The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest hasn't shown any signs of slowing down.

This year's festival runs February 18th-24th. All shows are 7:30 PM nightly except for the 2 PM matinee Black Theater Forum on February 24, 2019. So there's a lot for the family, neighbors and the general Rochester Community.

Whats Your Five?

The Bronze Collective Theatre Fest turns five in 2019 and the Collective wants to ask you "What's your Five?" Send us a selfie video or pic with a short sentence of congratulations, or just a memory of how a play or interaction at the Theatre Fest has been memorable to you sometime in the past five years.

You can upload to our Facebook page, twitter page, FB event page or email us at info@rochesterbc.org.

Some random persons that submit will be featured during the festival. So get those submissions in!!! And put some DRAMA on it!

Who We Are.

For five years, The Rochester Bronze Collective has been a promoter of African American theater in the Greater Rochester Area. We have promoted theater, increased representation and provided a consistent infrastructure and promotion for playwrights, actors, directors and audiences to experience the performing arts through an African American lens.

This year's lineup showcases how the power of change in our lives can be used to tackle areas where we are in need of more agency.

This year's producers include:

Monday,Feb 18, 2019 7:30 PM

Gary D. Marshall~You shouldn't have Told

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 7:30 PM

Delbra Brown~The Secret

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 7:30 PM

Rudolph Valentino~If their World was Ours

What if your fiancee, who was a virgin called you and told you that she was pregnant. What if she told you it was by an Angel from heaven, What if she wanted you to believe her and help raise this child as if it was yours. What would you do??? "If Their World Was Ours" The story of the birth of Jesus in told in today's time.

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7:30 PM

Grace Flores~ 2 PLUS 2 = 7 or The Lesson

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7:30 PM

Karen D. Culley ~ No Bad News

Special on

Sunday, Feb 24 at 2 PM FREE

is the 1st Annual Black Theater Forum:"There's a Beale Street in every city in Black America"~James Baldwin. Scholars will discuss Black Theater in light of the James Baldwin movie and what it's like to produce theater in Rochester, NY.

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Invite a friend, a neighbor, or bring your extended family to a cultural celebration of you; Rochester style.

Pricing, and running time Most events $15 in advance, $20 at the door; week's pass is $49.95.

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  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 7:30 PM
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  • Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7:30 PM
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  • Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 7:30 PM
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  • Sunday, Feb 24 at 2 PM
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