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Welcome to the next volume of the Black Writers Showcase – the newest addition to the Make Them Hear You concert series here at 54 Below! We’re continuing our journey highlighting and giving space to Black creatives by showcasing up-and-coming Black writers in the city.  They’ll be sharing their writing journey with us, premiering new pieces, and revisiting older works. Produced by Keisha Gilles and series creator Pier Lamia Porter, join us as we bring you more of the fiercest emerging Black voices in the area.

Featured writers include:

Alexander Browne (The Kennedy Center, WP Theater) and Patrick Phillips (Little Miss Perfect: The Musical, “Only Murders in the Building”)
Jaime Cepero
Lawrence Dandridge (Ain’t Too Proud)
J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton)
Joriah Kwamé (Lyle Lyle Crocodile, Little Miss Perfect: The Musical)
Dahlak Leon (HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” Oklahoma! national tour)
Christian Thompson and Maria Wirries (In-Gauged)
Germono Toussaint (The Fire This Time Festival)
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Darnell White
(Revelation The Musical)

Featured performers include:

Ria Alexander
Marcus Beckett
Jeremy Cousar
Aliria Geri
Alneesha Harris
Bri Jarvis
Jannie Jones
Diva LaMarr
Rob Marrero
Nathan T. Oliver
Myles Brandon Phillips
Sydney Quildon
Christopher Regent

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.


  • $15 – $35
  • VIP Seating: $45
  • Premiums: $60
  • Additional $6 If Purchased At Venue
  • Order Fees: 10% of ticket price, plus $1.50 facility fee
  • $25 Food & Beverage Minimum

Times(show / doors open)

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