Courtney Nichole stars in

“No Place To Be Some Body”

NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY  is a 1969 play written by American playwright Charles Gordone, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gordone’s Pulitzer signified two “firsts”: he was the first African-American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and “No Place to be Somebody” was the first off-Broadway play to receive the award. Written over the course of seven years, the play explores racial tensions in a Civil Rights-era story about a black bar owner who tries to outsmart a white mobster syndicate. In his final speech, Gordone described the play as being “About country folk who had migrated to the big city, seeking the urban myth of success, only to find disappointment, despair, and death.”Written by Playwright Charles Gordone, the production first premiered at the New York’s Public Theater.

With a cast of 14 actors and original scoring, this is the most ambitious production since WACO’s inception in 2016 (Directed by WACO Co-Artistic Director Richard Lawson.

Courtney Nichole stars in

“50In50: Letters To Our Daughters”

WACO Theater Center and The Billie Holiday Theatre in partnership with Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop Presents 50in50: Letters to Our Daughters Curated by playwright and 2018 MacArthur “Genius” Dominique Morriseau.

In response to MacArthur “Genius” Dominique Morisseau’s curatorial statement and in partnership with New York’s Billie Holiday Theatre, 50 original monologues – selected from hundreds of submissions from women of African descent from across the globe – were read by.

The Billie Holiday Theatre
In Collaboration With Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop Honors
Women’s History Month with the Third Annual
50in50: Letters to Our Daughters
50 Stories from 50 Women from Across the Globe
Directed by Indira Etwaroo
With Live Music by Maritri Garrett
Curatorial Statement by MacArthur “Genius”
Dominique Morisseau with the West Coast Premiere at WACO Theater Center in L.A.