Monologues on Clarissa St.

By {theater}+{náfsi} Directed by Reuben J. Tapp Monologues on Clarissa St is the story of the lives who created a jazz life in Rochester, NY in the 1930s-1970s. Part of the 6th Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest
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Monologues on Clarissa St.

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2020, 7:30 PM
Multi-Use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

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Monologues on Clarissa St.

By {theater}+{náfsi}

Directed by Reuben J. Tapp

Part of the 6th Annual Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

Sat, Feb 22 – 7:30 PM

Monologues on Clarissa St is the story of the lives who created a jazz life in Rochester, NY in the 1930s-1970s.

Many African-Americans escaping the domestic terrorism of the south to find work in the north found Rochester, NY, to be their home. While there, those that remained carved out thriving jazz, faith, and nightlife communities on what came to be known as Clarissa St. Monologues on Clarissa St, is their story.

Known as Rochester's Broadway, Clarissa St. became one of the Mecca's for African-Americans traveling north to find work and some type of solace from horrors of the south. Even though the wicked had cousins in the north, African-Americans were able to mold and create a connectedness to the others in an emerging movement of acceptance called the New Negro or Harlem Renaissance. This self-reflection and creative exploration continued through the early 1970s.

Monologues on Clarissa St. covers some of the events and places during this time of The Pythodd, LaRue's Restaurant, and Dan's Tavern. It segments the audience's focus from Children, to Faith, to The Night life and Things To Remember. Bring the family and take a trip back a time not long ago on Clarissa St.

$15 advance/ $20 at the Door $25 Clarissa St. Package (Monologues on Clarissa St. & Clarissa St. Reflections)

Running Time 120 minutes.

{theatre}+{náfsi}, a Black Repertory Theater Company. We illuminate the human condition through an African Diasporici.e. African -American, African, Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, etc.). prism. We aim to increase consistent representation of African-American theatrical artists, plays, and developing audiences that value those experiences. We hope you will join us. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out the latest of projects. www.mpactoday.com 

*Náfsi means "soul" in the language of Swahili.

Cast List

Doug Curry Reuben J. Tapp Kesha Sharee Hartzog Vanessa Ryland LaTesha Parson Amaris White-Hood Christian Anthony Aceyon Owens

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