Amontaine Aurore

Don't Call it a Riot!

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:

Don't Call it a Riot!

Press

The Seattle Times Feature Article, June 19, 2019Samira Jimaale, 18, a senior at Franklin High School, paints a mural featuring Billie Holiday and James Baldwin. Students in the school’s Art of Resistance & Resilience club are helping to create set design elements for the upcoming play “Don’t Call it a Riot!” by Seattle playwright Amontaine Aurore. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

 

THE SEATTLE TIMES, BRENDAN KILEY, FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP CREATE SET DESIGNS FOR NEW PLAY

HONORING THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY AND GENERATIONS OF ACTIVISM IN SEATTLE

DON'T CALL IT A RIOT OFFERS A GLIMPSE INTO THE COMPLEX REALITIES OF REVOLUTION

REVIEW - DRAMA IN THE HOOD

DON'T CALL IT A RIOT COMES TO SEATTLE, SOUTH SEATTLE EMERALD. GEORGIA MCDADE

 

Photos from the production in May 2019 at 12th Avenue Arts