MPAACT Podcast Play

Black and Blue 

by Shepsu Aakhu

Streaming November 2 -15
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Officers Davoe Sexton and Jayson Rabedeau patrol the notorious neighborhood on Chicago’s long-neglected southeast side: known to locals as “Terror Town.” As veteran cops who “happen to be Black,” these men must navigate the streets, the policies of policing, and the deeply conflicted roles that they play in the lives of those that they are supposed to “serve and protect.” 

Set in 2016, these officers find themselves at ground zero when long suppressed evidence surfaces (via the media) illuminating an officer involved shooting on the very streets that they patrol. Over the course of a single day Sexton and Rabedeau must confront the most corrosive questions that face African American officers. Are they Black? Are they Blue? Or are they a volatile mix of Black and Blue?

MPAACT (Ma'at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre), grown from a collective of like-minded individuals, exists to develop, nurture, and sustain Afrikan Centered Theatre [ACT], an artistic expression founded in the many cultures and traditions of the Afrikan continent and its Diaspora. MPAACT produces and educates with the goal of increasing understanding and appreciation of ACT.

In conjunction with Beyond Conversation: Black, Blue and Beyond


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 This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.