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2021/2022 Season

We are pleased to present our upcoming season and thank you for your continued support of AAMPA.

SETTING OUR OWN TABLE – SEASON 2

Hosted by TaRon Patton

The Chicago Series
We will highlight local artists from Chicago on their views surrounding the state of black performance and what they would like to see AAMPA
address as the first arts institution who puts the artist’s voice first.

September – December 2021
Chicago’s South Side Artists

January – March 2022
Chicago’s West Side Artists

Global Artist Series
April – June 2022
Global interviews surrounding controversial topics from the past
phases that deserve an extension exploration.

Introducing the AAMPA Griot Lab

FALL 2021

Kenny Keys is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, producer, session musician and teacher of music. He has collaborated and played with an array of esteemed musicians, including: the late queen of soul Aretha Franklin, Steve Arrington & Slave, Buddy Guy, Donell Jones, Jon B, Chico DeBarge, and others.This class will cover four areas: History/Fundamentals, Harmonic Expansions, Contextual Listening, and Harmonic Dictation.

FALL 2022

Get ready for a master class for the actor’s actor!

AAMPA Co-Founder Harry Lennix will conduct a dynamic acting course this September at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival! This two-phased master course will cover theory, scene work and the obligations of an actor.

PHASE I: Acting: Theory
Different components of the craft
Ontological elements—existence of being
What are the obligations of being an actor?

PHASE II: Scene Work
Examining the process of translating theory into action

SPRING 2023

Award-winning actor, director, comedian and writer Robert Townsend will lend his expertise to host Script To Screen, a course on best practices for producing a successful movie from a screenplay.

SNEAK PEEK – THE CHIZ

THE CHIZ is a virtual tribute to celebrate the legendary actor, Anthony Chisholm. This exclusive exhibit includes commentary from his host of colleagues and collaborators in the landscape of American theater along with performances from black artists from around the world.

Thank you for your continued support of the African American Museum for the Performing Arts (AAMPA). All proceeds support the development and implementation of AAMPA’s programs and underwrites master classes for the next generation of African American students and performers.

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AAMPA SETS THE TABLE

TaRon Patton will host a nationwide virtual talk show SETTING OUR OWN TABLE in 2021. Phase I will document pre-recorded conversations on AAMPA's website and mobile app.

AAMPA CORE VALUE

To curate a definitive archive of African American performance art, to train the next generation of gifted performers, and to present the highest cultural expression of African American performance art.

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GET AAMP’D WITH AAMPA

AAMPA CORE VALUE

To curate a definitive archive of African American performance art, to train the next generation of gifted performers, and to present the highest cultural expression of African American performance art.

AAMPA SETS THE TABLE

TaRon Patton will host a nationwide virtual talk show SETTING OUR OWN TABLE in 2021. Phase I will document pre-recorded conversations on AAMPA's website and mobile app.

STAY INFORMED

Subscribe below to receive AAMPA newsletters, event info.