Written and Directed by Amontaine Aurore
It's 1968 and Reed, a member of Seattle's Black Panther Party, must juggle the demands of a new marriage and a baby on the way, yet still find time to fight for liberation and dream of creating a better world. When her best friend Marti moves in, there is yet one more thing on her plate. Reed is unaware of the forces that will eventually destroy the Party, as well as the ones that threaten her happy home. It will take 31 years before she discovers the betrayal that was at the root of a dream deferred.
Don't Call it a Riot! was staged in 2019 at 12th Avenue Arts, and in 2018 at the 18th and Union Theater. It was read at the Neptune Theater in 2016. For details about the play, please visit its website:
The Seattle Times Feature Article, June 19, 2019
Photos from the production in May 2019 at 12th Avenue Arts