The Bronze Collective, an organization that promotes black theater companies and artists, will present its week-long series from Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with the exception of a 2 p.m. Gospel music showcase on Sunday, at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Ave.
The festival’s full schedule will be as follows:
*Mon., Feb. 20: “A Safe Distance from Love,” a hospital drama, is a stage reading followed by an audience/artist talk back with the playwright, Laura A. Thomas, Price: $5.
*Tue., Feb. 21: “Anatomy of a Black Man,” by More Than Rebel Noise, is a fusion of spoken word, and a stage play that examines the past and present struggles of two young black males in search of being positive role models, Price: $15; $20 at the door.
*Wed., Feb. 22: “The Promise,” by Karen Culley, focuses on the relationship of three generations of black men, and the issues of transparency and parenting, Price: $15; $20 at the door.
*Thu., Feb. 23: “Blues for Mister Charlie,” a stage reading of master playwright James Baldwin’s classic, and groundbreaking play, as directed by Gary DeWitt Marshall, Price: $15.
*Fri., Feb. 24: “Descendants of the Ones Who Made It,” by Akwaaba: The Heritage Associates, Inc., is a historical drama about civil rights, freedom, and the contributions of black women, Price: $15; $20 at the door.
*Sat., Feb. 25: “Tru Roc Stories,” by Lu Highsmith/Roc Bottom Slam Team & Tru Art Dance, through poetry and motion explores Rochester’s urban stories, Price: $15; $20 at the door.
*Sun., Feb. 26: “Let’s Have Church,” a gospel showcase, featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Michael Bruce along with Ballet Afrikana, Price: $5.
Tickets are currently on sale at muccc.org, and, through Saturday, Feb. 18, a $49.95 all-access pass will be available exclusively at Mood Makers Books, in Village Gate Square, at 74 N. Goodman St.
Interested individuals may call the bookstore at (585) 271-7010 for additional information regarding the tickets.