Black Stax with DJ Sean Malik & Introducing the Staxin' Playas
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm
General Admission Seating
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
FREE! RSVP here.
STG Presents and Black Stax welcomes The Narrative: Don't Teach Me no Nonsense, Written By Jace ECAj on Thursday, July 18, 2019 as the second FREE community showcase of the 2019 Nights at the Neptune: A People's Theatre Joint series.
The Narrative: Don't Teach Me no Nonsense is a dramatic and musical commentary of the devolution of Hip Hop, told through the eyes and experience of Preach. Preach is a knowledgeable, well-read member of the Hip Hop Community. He is steeped in his Culture and Heritage. His musical values are on display through the Respect, Honor and Dignity that he has for the Hip Hop Culture. And, also the challenges that he faces as he has fallen prey to the pathologies of the external and internal working of the Culture he loves and helped develop.
Special thanks to community partners The Vida Agency, Hip Hop is Green, & Mira Kraft PR. Doors start at 7:00 pm with full bar w/ ID, with music by DJ Sean Malik. The play starts 8:00 pm.
ABOUT BLACK STAX:
MC, Jace ECAj and vocalist/actress Felicia Loud each bring over 25 Years of professional history in the field of arts performance and community work. Black Stax was formed in 2009 with a mission to honor the legacy of Black Arts & Culture by ‘stacking’ all forms of Black music & art. A performance group with two celebrated veteran artists at its core, Black Stax blends the forces of cultural expression with community building and activism, a commitment which recently earned them a Community 4Culture grant to advance their work.
Felicia Loud has worked extensively in Theater. Her work includes, ‘Pullman Porter Blues’ at Seattle Repertory Theater, ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Strawberry Theater and ArtsWest and ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ at Theater Off Jackson to name a few. She was nominated for a Gregory Award in 2018 for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in ‘Lady Day ay Emerson Bar and Grill’ and recently appeared in the 5th Avenue Theater’s production of Rock of Ages. She also has worked as a youth director for students, ages 6-12 years old at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
Jace is a veteran Seattle MC who has helped define the scene. He has helped put on panel discussions that range from the accountability and responsibility of artists, developing panels such as the ‘Hip Hop Summit’ in conjunction with Festival Sundiata. He was also the Co-Founder of the Seattle based Festival, Dope Emporium in 2005, a Creative Writing Instructor for Richard Hugo House, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and, most recently, an instructor to for the Hip Hop Artists Residency at MoPoP.