Black Creek Risin'

In the sweltering and ripe 1920 bayou summer, Mama Jakes, a majestic black woman decides to start bootlegging whiskey with her young partner/ musician Willie Earl when the law of prohibition rains down, resulting in the closing of her prominent juke joint, Black Creek. This sets in motion a chain of life-changing events that greatly impact Mama Jakes and her entire family. Black Creek Risin' is a play...
In the sweltering and ripe 1920 bayou summer, Mama Jakes, a majestic black woman decides to start bootlegging whiskey with her young partner/ musician Willie Earl when the law of prohibition rains down, resulting in the closing of her prominent juke joint, Black Creek. This sets in motion a chain of life-changing events that greatly impact Mama Jakes and her entire family. Black Creek Risin' is a play about love... bootlegging... and the dark secrets hidden in the backwoods of Louisiana. A first of LaDarrion Williams' Black Creek Trilogy.
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Black Creek Risin'

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  • Shannon Musgrave:
    13 Sep. 2018
    A finalist for the 2018 David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artist Theatre Grant in partnership with Salt Lake Acting Company, BLACK CREEK RISIN' takes place in 1920s New Orleans with larger than life characters and exciting theatrical challenges. LaDarrion Williams is a skillful writer and has created a vivid world in which to play.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Self-Produced
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    2018

Awards

Finalist
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The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant
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The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant
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2018