Black Lives Black Words-Stage Reading of Trouble in Mind and Donors Reception

Join us as we kick off our I AM...Fest with a Fundraiser Reception

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Cordially invites you to join

I AM...FEST: A Celebration of Women of Color in Arts, Activism and Leadership

for our Donors Reception & Fundraiser

Join us for the reading of Trouble In Mind by Alice Childress and directed by celebrated director Lili-Anne Brown which will be followed by drinks and poetry by Nikki Patin and Tuyeni Akanke as we celebrate kicking off our event and we honor an incredible Women of Color - Ambassador Ertharin Cousin and Amina Dickerson.

Each ticket gains patrons entry to the reading 'Trouble In Mind' by Alice Childress, drink reception, and performances.

*Advanced donations of $200+ receive a BLBW Gift Bag (t-shirt, 2 tickets to Showcase performance and VIP Reception and autographed anthology) from Black Lives Black Words International Project *

For our donor packet please inbox us at:

For more information regarding Black Lives Black Words International Project:

Black Lives, Black Words was started because we felt there needed to be an opportunity for Black Playwrights to speak out against the sins committed in this world inflicted upon black bodies: Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and the countless many others.

Bringing together local Black artists and having them work with directors of color to speak against the injustices in an unfiltered way and to speak directly to the communities that they are connected to. Which results in raw, urgent and exciting new writing that was socially and politically tied to the Black Lives Matter discussions.


  • April 27, 2019
    07:00 PM
  • April 27, 2019
    11:00 PM
  • Goodman Theatre, North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, USA



Reading of Trouble In Mind

7:00 – 9:00 PM

(Goodman Theatre- Alice Education Center)

Reading of Trouble In Mind by Alice Childress, Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

Drink Reception, Performances, and Presentation

9:00 – 11:00 PM

(Goodman Theatre- Patrons Lounge)

Join us for our drink reception and performances from poets Nikki Patin (BLBW Artistic Associate and Founder of Surviving the Mic) and Tuyeni Akanke.

Following by a closing ceremony to honor an exceptional Woman of Color Ambassador Ertharin Cousin.


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Black Lives Black Words-Stage Reading of Trouble in Mind and Donors Reception

Black Lives Black Words is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas which allows your donations to be tax deductible.


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