Entering the Griot's Circle:

Narrative Explorations of the Old and New

What happens when an up-an-coming theatre company (Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company) decides to request submissions of new plays to serve as companion pieces to “The African Company Presents Richard III” and "Flipzoids"?


The result: vivid performances of Carlyle Brown’s historic work along with Ralph Pena's culturally visceral piece paired with the world premiere of works produced by an up-and-coming playwrights.


Our new interdisciplinary project, a reading series entitled, Entering the Griot’s Circle: Narrative Explorations of the Old and New celebrates the established playwrights passing the baton to emergent playwrights.



The African Company Presents Richard III

Written by CARLYLE BROWN (established playwright)

June 18 & 19, 2015 at 8pm


Storyville Manor


June 20, 2015 at 3pm  & June 27, 2015 at 8pm


The Ladies of Friscitana, Texas

Written by KAY POIRO

June 20, 2015 at 8pm & June 27, 2015 at 3pm


The Artist’s Life


June 21, 2015 at 3pm



Written by RALPH PEÑA (established playwright)

June 25, 2015 at 8pm


Fine Print

Written by DUI JARROD

June 26, 2015 at 8pm & June 28 at 3pm