Amontaine Aurore

Don't Call it a Riot!

Don't Call it a Riot!

A three-act play

Written by Amontaine Aurore


STG presents DON'T CALL IT A RIOT! a staged reading of a new play by Amontaine Aurore on August 10, 2017, 8 pm, as part of the STG's free Nights at the Neptune Series.There will be a 30 minute post-show discussion.

Directed by Marquicia Dominguez

Artwork by Kimisha Turner

It is 1968, and Reed, a member of Seattle’s Black Panther Party must juggle the demands of a new marriage and being six months pregnant, yet still finds 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 has no clue of the forces at work that will eventually destroy the Party, nor the ones that threaten her own happy home. It will take twenty-nine years before she will finally discover the betrayal that was at the root of a dream deferred.

Don’t Call it a Riot! explores Seattle’s rich history of activism and direct action movements. It examines the sacrifices made by those called to fight for justice by any means necessary, and the subsequent effect on one’s life, as well as future generations.

Amontaine Aurore is a writer, actor and performance artist who has lived and/or studied in Los Angeles, New York, Bali, Egypt, and Italy, and is presently living in Seattle. She is the author of eight plays, including FREE DESIREE, which is published by Indie Theater Now, and DON’T CALL IT A RIOT! Her plays have been presented at the United Solo Theatre Festival, the New York Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, 59E59 Theatre, On the Boards, West of Lenin, the Orcas Center, Theatre Battery, the Thelma Dewitty Theatre, and New City Theatre, among others. Amontaine is the recipient of several artist grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and the Puffin Foundation. Amontaine is a proud member of Parley Playwright’s Group, and has twice been a writer-in-residence at the Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat for Women. Her play, DON’T CALL IT A RIOT! was a finalist in the 2017 Bay Area Playwright’s Festival. DON'T CALL IT A RIOT! is created with support from Artist Trust’s GAP Award.