• Bee-luther-hatchee

    January 13 - February 18

    Shelita Burns, an African-American editor, publishes Bee-luther-hatchee,
    the autobiography of a reclusive 72-year-old black woman named Libby Price.
    Shelita has never met Libby, and when the book wins a prestigious award she
    decides to deliver it to her in person. To her profound shock, the actual author
    of the book is not whom Shelita expected. A fascinating and provocative look
    at cultural appropriation and who has the right to tell someone’s story.
    SMP is presenting a variety of special events in conjunction
    with this show. Take a look and get involved. CLICK HERE

  • “Off the Page,”

    SMP's free, monthly play reading series Presnts:

    "From the Mississippi Delta"
    by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland
    January 30, 2017 at 7 pm
    Directed by Sherrie Lofton

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January 13 - February 18

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In early December, we received the great news that we were one of four theaters to receive a Theatre Enrichment Grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

In his letter, Executive Director Mark Dederer wrote: Your production of "Bee-Luther-Hatchee" exemplifies excellent artistic content that promotes important conversations around timely social issues", noting that "the broad community outreach and audience engagement plan ... was especially exciting considering the size of your organization."

This comes as especially gratifying news in that it directly acknowledges the heart of our mission - to offer our audience greater access to each stage production in our season with community engagement events and in our lobby displays. In the case of Bee-Luther-Hatchee, the themes of race and diversity come at a particularly important moment in the national discourse.

We congratulate the other second round 2016 Theatre Enrichment Grant recipients: Geffen Playhouse (Actually), ACT Theatre (Tribes) and Center Theatre Group (Zoot Suit).


Happening @ SMP!

  • Sign-Up: FREE Educators’ Preview & Reception for Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons

    Artistic freedom, cultural appropriation, stories that deserve to be told, and

  • BLH Free Events: Whose Stories? Who Tells Them? Five Panel Discussions on Writers and Diversity – Thursday nights 7 pm throughout run of play

    The following events are presented in connection with the play

  • BLH Free Event: Drama in Unexpected Places – Route 66 (Part 2) – Saturday, Jan 28

    Drama in Unexpected Places - Route 66 (Part 2) Three scenes from  the play

  • BLH Free Event: Family History/ Who Will Tell Your Story? 1/6/2017

    Friday, January 6 @ 6 pm Family History/ Who Will Tell Your Story? With

  • New AKT Theater Workshops – Jan. 14 – April 22 – Sign Up Now

    Youth Acting and Musical Theater Workshops Onstage at Sierra Madre

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