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Melanated Masterpiece

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Presented by Fluid Expressions at Stageworks Theatre, Tampa FL

Feb 17 2019
Melanated Masterpiece

Celebrate Black History month by joining Fluid Expressions Inc.’s first annual showcase of poetry, music, and theatre featuring local African American artists along as well as vendors and complimentary food, from local Black-owned businesses.

In honor of Black History Month, Fluid Expressions presents a celebration of the Black Arts Movement, Melanated Masterpiece. The artistic wing of the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 70s, the Black Arts Movement celebrated the unique contributions of African Americans to the arts and the civil rights movements as a whole. In Melanated Masterpiece, directors India Davison and Willie Hannah have gathered present day descendants of this movement. As Hannah notes “We celebrate our history every day. Black History Month is just an appetizer. Come vibe with us.”

Featuring local African American artists from the Tampa Bay arts community such as special guests poet Omar Passley and musician P. Mic, the program also includes a tribute to the Black Arts Movement as well as a reading of Jeff Stetson’s play The Meeting. Stetson’s play imagines a encounter between Malcom X and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in which they explore their approaches to liberation.


Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at

Contact: 504-940-7130


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Stageworks Theatre

1120 E. Kennedy Blvd, West Building Suite 151, Tampa, FL 33602


Adjacent garage or on street.


    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Sign Language interpreters and Low Vision tactile tour can be made available by prior arrangement.

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