BLACK MAGIC

By: Jerluane ‘Jay’ Jenkins
Directed by: Myesha-Tiara

After the death of the family matriarch, a budding adult and her siblings are left to sort through her belongings and the complicated feelings left behind. As the oldest, Sasha often handles any challenge thrown her way, including taking in her baby brother Hakeem as he embarks on his own journey, and micromanaging her rowdy sister Khadija. As feelings of love,
grief and revenge boil Sasha desperately looks for a way to connect to her grandmother as she tries to keep it all together.

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MEET THE DIRECTOR

Myesha-Tiara

Myesha-Tiara hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her degree in Theatre and Directing from Northwestern State University.  In Chicago she has associate directed "Invisible" at Her Story Theater, "The Little Foxes" at Citadel Theatre Company, directed "Skin Deep" and "The Bible" at Artistic Home Theatre’s Cut to the Chase One Act Fest, "Daisies on Harlem’s Doorstep" (stage reading) at Pride Films and Plays, "Some Day" (staged reading) and "Crabs in a Barrel" (staged reading) at The Rockwell Theatre Bandits and "Somewhere in Uptown" at Collaboraction’s Peacebook Festival.  Louisiana directing credits include Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… at the Jack Wann Theatre (2014 Bella Awards Outstanding Student Director) The Trip to Bountiful at New Venture Theatre (AD) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Theatre West (AD). Myesha-Tiara launched Perceptions Theatre in this year as well.  

Some of her acting credits in Chicago are "For Colored Girls…" as Lady In Brown and Lady In Blue u/s (Court Theatre/ Jeff Recommended); "Swamp Baby" as Swamp Baby/Iriana (MPAACT); "Steel Magnolias" as Annelle (Theatre at the Center); "The Wedding Band" as Mattie (The Artistic Home/ Jeff Recommended); "Hamlet" as Gertrude and Ophelia/Osric u/s (The Gift Theatre). myesha-tiara.com.

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