Get a look at the African American experience from the inside out at Fade to Black – A Series of New Works Written by African American Playwrights. Now in its second year, Fade to Black features 10 new plays, all of which deal with the black experience in some way. There's Stacey Rose's My Pet (and no we're not talking about an animal here) and Melanie Ernestina Burke's Saving Grace (about Hollywood's view of black actors). Burke, by the way is pulling double duty; her play is being performed and she's acting Juanita Harvey's Long Distance Love.
Fade to Black, touted as the first theater festival to showcase the new works of African American playwrights, is the brainchild of producer/director S. Denise O’Neal. She'll be on hand during Friday's announcement of play named audience favorite and festival winner.
8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 832-877-7609 or visit mslilysgroove.com. $20.
June 26-28, 8 p.m., 2014