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Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

| learning-centered educator, scholar, curator & multi-disciplinary artist

Plays

Selected as a winning submission for Anacostia Playhouse's play festival, Silenced Voices. The festival was to take place in March 2020. The festival was canceled due to COVID-19.

This piece was read as a short play at Baltimore Theatre Project (2018) during the Artscape Festival and Anacostia Arts Center (2018) during the Kwanzaa in August Festival. It was later folded into the full-length play Follow the Money, This is America and presented as a reading in 2019 during the Theater Alliance's When Words Become Action Festival.

Reading at Open Stage at the Corner Store (2016, Washington DC), Baltimore Theater Project (2018,  Baltimore, MD) and Kwanzaa in August at Anacostia Arts Center (2018, Washington, DC)

The play's first production was produced by Morgan State University's Office of Residence Life and directed by Khadijah Ali-Coleman who was working at Morgan at the time as an administrator of academic enrichment program and the Assistant Director of Residence Life. The play was used as a tool to engage both Theater and non-Theater students in a project that allowed them to express themselves creatively while participating in supplemental academic enrichment activities.
 

This play was featured in Theater Alliance's "When Words Become Action" Festival in 2019.

Theater Alliance in Washington DC put out a call for short plays for its 2019-2020 Hothouse Reading Series. This play was a winning selection.

Full production at Baltimore Project Theater Project presented by Artscape Festival (2018, Baltimore, MD)

A mini-drama, based on the true story  of Saartjie Baartman, in which a South African woman bids a painful good-bye to her sister as she leaves for Europe, where she will be displayed in a human zoo as the Venus Hottentot. Staged presentation of this piece was presented as part of The Saartjie Project's presentation "Deconstruction of the Booty" which toured in 2009. A later reading of play on its own took place in the Open Stage New Works Showcase in 2016 in Washington, DC.

In response to Dominique Morrisesu’s play BLOOD AT THE ROOT, Theater Alliance in Washington DC put out a call for short plays for its 2018-2019 Hothouse Reading Series. This play was a winning selection.

This piece was written in 48 hours and first read as a short play in Too Much Damn Theatre's "Up All Night Musicals" showcase that took place in the 2017 Page to Stage Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center. The play was later presented as a staged reading at the Baltimore Theatre Project (2018) during the Artscape Festival. It was later folded into the full-length play Follow the Money, This is America and presented as a reading in 2019 during the Theater Alliance's When Words Become Action Festival.

Full production at United States Peace Corps Headquarters (2012), DC Public Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch (2012),and  Capitol North Branch (2012), The Potter's House (2013), Prince George's County Library System Oxon Hill Branch (2013, 2014), Alexandria Library Beatley Branch (2013, 2014),  Northern Virginia Community College (2014).

 A reading of this play was featured in the 2019 Page to Stage Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

A reading of this play took place in the 2018 Page to Stage Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center. It was later folded into the full-length play Follow the Money, This is America and presented as a reading in 2019 during the Theater Alliance's When Words Become Action Festival.

Full production at United States Peace Corps Headquarters (2012), DC Public Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch (2012),and  Capitol North Branch (2012), The Potter's House (2013), Prince George's County Library System Oxon Hill Branch (2013, 2014), Alexandria Library Beatley Branch (2013, 2014),  Northern Virginia Community College (2014).