D.C. Black Theater Festival Opens June 21

By Lindsey Washington
|  Monday, Jun 10, 2013  |  Updated 3:55 PM EDT
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D.C. Black Theater Festival Opens June 21

Three plays from this year's D.C. Black Theater Festival.

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The D.C. Black Theater Festival is gearing up for its annual run, starting June 21. Since 2010, the festival has been presenting works by local black playwrights featuring local black actors.

The productions give local talent the opportunity to showcase their work to a wide audience.

"The D.C. Theater Festival gives playwrights a platform to share issues that are important to them, such as parenting and domestic abuse, an issue that my play in particular explores," said Pamela Gunby-Washington, writer and director of "Seed," a play that explores the role that past abuse plays in creating abusive spouses.

On the lighter side is "Diary of a MILF" (Mom's I'd Love to Follow) by Meshelle. Featured on Nickelodeons "Search for the Funniest Mom," Meshelle's one act show explores the topics of motherhood, marriage and touring from the viewpoint of a real mother.

Check out the DC Black Theater Festival website for a complete listing of show times and locations.

"Seed" will be performed June 28 at 7 p.m. and June 29 at 2 p.m. at The Arc Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020. For more information: (202) 889-5901 or click here

"Diary of a MILF" will be performed June 23 at 7 p.m. at The Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009. For more information: (202) 797-2145 or click here.

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