Meet the Director & Musical Director for SWOPERA: A Spoken Word Opera

Steven Sapp & Mildred Ruiz-Sapp are from UNIVERSES which is a national Ensemble Theater Company, of multi-disciplined writers and performers of color, who fuse theater, poetry, dance, jazz, hip hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging and entertaining works for the stage. The group breaks the traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of theater.

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Our next production SWOPERA: A Spoken Word Opera

SWOPERA: A Spoken Word Opera tells a contemporary story of gentrification, one family's efforts to save their business in light of changing community dynamics, and finding unexpected leadership in the youngest member of the family, Lem. The text is delivered in spoken word poetry and rhyme, accompanied by elements of Hip-Hop and Soul. Created by the CBT Ensemble and emerging community artists. SWOPERA, coming this April, is the next production in Carpetbag's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Directed by Steven Sapp of UNIVERSES and fully supported by the Roy Cockrum Foundation.

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Announcing: 2019 Youth Theatre Spring Break Camp

Our Youth Theatre Spring Break Camp is a theatre-centered immersive arts program for middle and high-school students 13-17 years old who demonstrate a concentrated interest in the performing arts. The program will cover many major facets of theatre production including playwriting, acting, stage design, prop design, and costuming. Register your child TODAY!

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2018 International Black Theatre Summit

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting at the 2018 International Black Theatre Summit this year. The 2018 International Black Theatre Summit, “Breaking New Ground Where We Stand,” will be held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH September 26-29, 2018. The summit is a reconvening and celebration of legendary playwright, August Wilson’s 1998 “On Golden Pond” black theatre summit which originally convened at Dartmouth to assess the state of black theatre funding, resources and opportunities.

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