TAKE ME BACK: A THEATRICAL JOURNEY OF UNSETTLING MEMORIES
Take Me Back is a musical tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. This production pays tribute to those who suffered, bled, and died for the rights of humanity. Special tribute is paid to Medgar Evers, Emmett Till, Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, and The Four Little Girls Bombed in Birmingham.
A very powerful musical production that gives voice to the pain, the struggle, and the survival of Black women in our society. The play will address issues such as teen pregnancy, drug abuse, cancer, incest, and many other obstacles women have to face and survive.
SISTERS is not only a tribute to our mothers, sisters, and grandmothers, but it is a celebration of who we are because of them.
AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SALUTE TO BROADWAY
This production is a high energy production of acting, singing, and dancing from some of the most popular Broadway productions featuring African Americans. Audiences get to see live scenes from shows such as Dream Girls, The Wiz, Jelly’s Last Jam, Mama, I Want to Sing, and many others. This show will make you feel like you are experiencing the glitz and glamour of New York City.
CHALLENGES, CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES
The "Three C's" as this show is affectionately called is a musical that focuses on the importance of family. It tells the story of a teenager, Brian who is faced with the challenge of buying a new car. His father refuses to purchase him a car, Brian chooses to go out and get his own car. As a result of his choice, the consequences are almost deadly.
"There are more black men in prison than there are in college..."
“If Black men can’t do anything else, they can play basketball...”
“Black men are scared of responsibility and all they do is make babies and disappear...”
Do you get tired of hearing the negative stereotypes of Black males? Well, WE DO. That’s why we developed NEW BEGINNINGS. New Beginnings is a powerful showcase production that identifies and attacks the stereotypes of Black males. The show features a cast of young black male college students who will undoubtedly leave the audience spellbound with their ability to portray these stereotypes. The ultimate goal of the show is to show how we all can help destroy the negative images by presenting more positive ones.
MADDRAMA IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST IN ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. WHILE OUR ARTISTIC FOCUS IS CENTERED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE, OUR SERVICES DO NOT EXCLUDE, DEGRADE, OR DISCRIMINATE ANY OTHER CULTURE OR RACE. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.
Founder/Artistic Director Dr. Mark G. Henderson delivers motivational messages to audiences that are both energetic and thought-provoking. He fuses together both his communication and theatrical skills to provide an electrifying speech that EDUCATES AS WELL AS ENTERTAINS. Below are sample speech topics:
I'm Determined To Be Somebody Someday
Education is the Key
Black History is Living History
Don't Forget the Bridge that Brought You Over
AND MANY OTHERS.....
MADDRAMA offers a variety of workshops available for both groups and individuals. These workshops are offered as either:
One Day Seminars
Below is a list of our currently available workshops:
TRAINING THE SPEAKING VOICE
TRAINING THE MUSICAL VOICE
DISCOVERING, DEVELOPING, AND DISTRIBUTING YOUR ACTING SKILLS
FAMILY ISSUES is a production of vignettes that focus on issues that affect the fabric of our families. Audiences will see the issues of teen pregnancy, drug abuse, and others ills that are tearing away at the family structure. This production is powerful and life-changing. It promises to “entertain” and “educate” audiences.
THE SOUL OF BLACK FOLK
THE SOUL OF BLACK FOLK is an emotional journey that gives the audience a sneak peek into many of the elements that have sustained the African American culture. This production fuses music, dance, and drama and shows you The Rhythm of Black Folk; The Style of Black Folk; The Pain of Black Folk; The Love of Black Folk, and most of all The Survival of Black Folk!