Mother of the Dark Water at MPAACT-
Myesha-Tiara will be portraying KiKi in the Black Madonna Play.
About the piece:
Inspired by original images of the Black Madonna, five black women decide to reclaim their truth and voices in the normative feminist movement. Based on personal stories, original poetry and movement, MPAACT's Mother of the Dark Water celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love. This is an evening of Theater and Performance that is appropriate for youth, adults and mature adults. This event is presented as a part of the City of Chicago's Year of Chicago Theatre.
Concerning Foster at Mudlark Theater Company-
Myesha-Tiara will be taking on the role of Mom. She knows that things aren't good regarding the desegregation process of her school district, but lacks the resources to do much about it on her own. Communicative with her daughter of what's happening and wants her to understand what it will be like to suddenly go to school with white students.
About the piece: Mudlark Theater, with writers Kenya Hall and Dru Smith, and its community partners are collaborating on a new play that will follow the lives of students during the desegregation of Evanston public schools, The Foster School Project. Specifically, it will chronicle the loss of Foster School, the district's only all-black school, which was closed in 1976. The loss of this community cornerstone impacted the life of the neighborhood in ways that residents are still grappling with today. In bringing history to life, the play will ask difficult questions about our society today-and whether our nation's public schools are any closer to racial equity now than they were then.
Myesha-Tiara was recently cast as the lead in Rap Mom and this project is currently filming.
About the piece: Monica 'Moni Dimes' Glover is
a divorced mother of two who has been hit by the Government Shutdown HARD. While she is looking for a new form of employment a old song she made resurfaces...Dive Drop. In the new age of social media now everyone is fighting to know who is Moni Dimes and now she has a chance to relive her teenage years as a rapper but has the game changed too much for her to be able to make a profit from it to make ends meet?
Premieres: August 2020
Pain is the Agent of Change-
Myesha-Tiara portrays "Julian's Mother" in this gripping short film that deals with a young black man's, Julian's, inability to deal with the gang violence that has helped contribute to his mental illness.
Next Screening: October 22nd at 6pm
West Loop Library, Chicago Public Library Branch