Your Footprints Mattered...
Our Golden Anniversary - we made it to our 50th Season of uninterrupted service! We did it together! Right when we needed you, YOU were there! It was your footprints that came through when we were in our greatest moments of need. Through this journey over these past 50 years, there was no trial that didn't give us more strength and that ultimately led us to success!
Most humbly, our most earnest desire is that you accept our invitation to attend a celebration event of Black Repertory Group's 50th Season. Please come to one or all of our opening celebration dates at the Berkeley Black Repertory Group on the following
Friday, November 7th 6:00 to 8:00pm/8:00 TO 1: A.M.
Saturday, November 8th, @ 2:00pm 5 P.M.-6:00 2 :00 A.M.
Sunday, November 9th, @ 2-4:00pm
3201 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Your support formed bridges beyond our expectations and you enabled many young artists to reach their dreams. You have been the needed footprint in the landscape of our successes. Community is your embodiment, I and the Black Repertory Group. From the fiber of who we are, we salute you! Thank YOU again for gracing us with reaching our 50th!
(NOTE:PLEASE SEE THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DAYS EVENTS AS SOME ACTIVITIES ARE NO COST , OTHERS ARE ON A SLIDING SCALES,SO THE COMMUNITY CAN SEE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS AND SOME MAINTAIN DEFINITIVE PRICING. PLEASE SCROLL.)
$100/Premier, $200/Silver, $300/Gold
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BLACK REPERTORY GROUP PRE-SEASON
OCT. 31ST, NOV. 1ST,& NOV. 2ND
50 SEASONS OF 'THE GROUP'
**This weekend will kick off our 50th season. We will have A Year Long Celebration . Honorees and Celebrations will occur at each one of 5OTH ANNIVERSARY MAINSTAGE SEASON GA LA'S
F R I D A Y
D.J. RICK PATRICK
THE WORLD FAMOUS RICK AND RUSS SHOW
THE WHITE BALL
'WHO WE ARE!'
6:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Beat Of The Drum
THEME: "BLACK & BREATHING"
'THE WHITE BALL'
SPINNING ON THE TURNTABLES-
D.J. RICK PATRICK
THE WORLD FAMOUS RICK AND RUSS SHOW
COME GET DOWN AND CELEBRATE 50 YEARS. JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AND HONOR 50 DYNAMIC TRAILBLAZERS THAT HELPED SUSTAIN BLACK REPERTORY GROUP THEATER OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS.
THE G O L D BALL
ATTIRE IS THE COLOR GOLD
'' HOW WE ROLL"
Role Of Theater/Pop Culture
in the evolution of Community Development
Round Tabel Discussion
In Conjunction with
Invitation to Open House Tour
by Sean Vaughn Scott
BRG Alameda County Display Booths
(BRG PROGRAMS and Collaborators)
Testing for HIV/AIDS,-Prostate Referral Info ,
Alzheimers Info, -Testings for Hypertention & Referrals,
-Violence Prevention Projects , -Human Trafficking
Mental Health Assessments ,ADD & ADHD info,
CIL-(Center for Independent Living Resources & Access
50 KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Nov 8th 2014 thru July 31st, 2015
by Director of Development Sean Vaughn Scott
Throughout our 50th Season - Others Prime Movers will be Honored Gala Evenings of Each Mainstage Production for the 50th Season
Abstract (10 MIN)
'Off the Hook'
of the -Popular- One Man-Play
by 'parent of our Summer Theater Campers':
" C O P S & R O B B E R S "
written by PIPER:
A Rennaisance Man-who is a Singing Star , Playwright ,Humanitarian &Alameda County Sherriff.
The Beat of the DRUMS
By Master Drummer Diaka
African Congolese Dancing by Shikiri
BRG Alumni J-RED
CALLING ALL TO THE Red-Carpet
Candle Light Vigil for those we thank Post Humously
BRG HOUSE BAND
Prayers of Appreciation & Rededication to the MISSION of Founders
NORA & BIREL VAUGHN & soldiers of Downs MEET and GREET:
(FREE ADMISSION to ALL OF THE EVENTS BEFORE 8PM)
*Golden Achievement Awards
*Advisory Board Award
BRG Alumni & Hollywood Veteran Actor
Alumni Trail Blazers
David E. Talbert
Internationally Known Writer and Hollywood Producer
President of Lionsgate Films
Dr. Sid and Betty Burston
ZELLERBACH FAMILY FUND
Dr. Mike Howe
East Bay Community
"THE GOLD PARTY'
(GOLD Attire 21+)
V.I. P Admission
Jazz Songstress Joyce Grant
Dr. Malaika Scott
Ms. Sean Davis
The Gospel Tribute
HOW WE GIVE THANKS!
led by Martha Knox
Director of The Black Repertory Group Choir
2:00 TO 4: 30 P.M.
SOULFOOD/CHAMPAGNE MEET AND GREET
(1ST TIME EVER SEEN ON A STAGE)
L O N E R S
By Joan 'California' Cooper
This will be A tribute to Joan 'CALIFORNIA' Cooper who began producing shows at Black Repertory Group.
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excerpts Gospel Songs from our 2014/2015 Season Line-Up,
. Invited guests include, KLEZMER MEETS GOSPEL,THE ALLEN TEMPLE CHOIR, AND A HOST OF OTHERS TO SING THEIR HEARTS OUT AS WE MAKE TRIBUTE TO THE OLDEST BLACK FOLKLORE GROUP IN THE NATION.
EXCERPTS FROM THE 50TH MAINSTAGE SEASON OF 2014/2015 STAGE PLAYS
Nov. 21st to Nov. 23rd
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D o o d u B o y
A 1-Man show performed
by Mr. Stefhen Bryan.
Currently Nominated for
The 'AUDELCO' Award
Fresh off Broadway: after receiving rave revues. Stefhen Bryan, tells his true to life story about his passage into healing and manhood as he
travels to Japan to find himself and comes face to face with what poisoned him. Doodu Boy is Stefhen Bryan's autobiographical story about a boy born to an abusive mother and absent father and his struggles to find unconditional love across three continents. Bryan's childhood was spent in a Jamaican ghetto, where he fell into trouble and earned the nickname Doodu Boy. Next, he escaped to America to reconnect with his father, but after multiple attempts on his own life and discovering shocking new facts about his origins, he fled once more to begin a rebirth in Japan. Bryan wrote Black Passenger, Yellow Cabs: A Memoir of Exile and Excess in Japan and most recently published Only Begotten. don't Miss It!
occasionally, a piece comes along that is so compelling, so beautifully structured and played with such raw honesty that it transcends the boundaries of the theatre walls. “Doodu Boy,” at the Santa Monica Playhouse in a limited run, is such a piece. - See more at:
Melonie Magruder Santa Monica Press
M A I N S T A G E
November 9th thru Nov. 17th
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'L O N E R S'
A story about people with identities, who while in search of their own identify
finally, truly find themselves.
_________________________________Nov. 28th to Dec. 6th
WINE IN THE
by Alice Childress
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Historically, the 1960's were a period of wrongful deaths,uprising
and rioting, due to the civil rights
movement in America.With the backdrop of Ferguson, in light of the Treyvon verdict , and so many of the racially charged incidents of today, it only seems appropriate
that this 'Nora Vaughn favorite'
by Alice Childress be staged.
The setting of the play is an apartment in Harlem. Alice Childress makes important points with the characters in this play. While Blacks in general as A whole opposed the racism they experienced in the 1960's, there were different socio-economic strata within the African Americans at this point in time that believed they were above it all.
However, there were also shared experiences and heritage, which superseded all of that. Playwright Alice Childress' poignant remembrance of the early 1960s depicts an African-American society riddled with schisms—urban versus rural, feminism versus sexism, and revolution versus, seemingly, everything else. Sooner or later in Bill's apartment almost everyone sees someone they think is "holding the race back"—and as a result, each gets lost in the intra-cultural stereotype slapped on them.
Jan. 15th thru Feb 1st