Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center is currently undergoing renovations. As the 2017-18 season of art, theater and community engagement opens, I invite you to stop in and experience the energy and excitement in the newly renovated Media Arts Building. We think you’ll notice and experience a remarkable transformation in the Mainstage Theater and throughout the building.
The college once again welcome photographer Lou Jones as he opens the Resnikoff Gallery’s 2017-18 Art Exhibitions. The exhibit opens September/October, with the artist’s reception TBD.
Fall production include James Scruggs' 3/5ths in collaboration with Roxbury Repertory Theater and Sleeping Weasel Theater in October 2017. 3/fifths comes to us after premiering, and produced by 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC. 3/FIFTHS is a comprehensive theatrical exploration of root causes and continued violence perpetrated against men of color, and America’s fascination with the virtual weaponization of black skin. In February, mirriring this performance will be Robbie McCauley’s OBIE Award winning Sally’s Rape which tells the story of her great grandmother’s life on the plantation and the play examines the issue of racism in America through the recounting of the life the author's great-great-grandmother, a slave on a Georgia plantation. Although exerpts and readings have been shown, these two plays will be Boston premieres. Roxbury Repertory Theater will also mount the iconic A Raisin In The Sun in the spring of 2018.
Our regular favorites return, including the Summer Arts Intensive for kids ages10 to 15, and our popular 6 Playwrights In Search of a Stage returns with six new ten minute plays. We encourage you playwrights to submit your scripts for consideration. Whether through civic or cultural engagements, you are encouraged to become involved and inspired as we present thought provoking and spirited conversation in the fine and performing arts. As we plan to bring all manner of visual performing and fine art back into the spaces, we invite you to “Come Enjoy the Pleasure of Our Company”