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Larry James Robinson, Tu’Nook and Carla Dupree-Clark sat down and planned their partnership around a common theme, produce quality plays. All three were already successful in their own right as life individuals, family, friends and career. Something else was missing, The need for consistent, quality shows that didn’t spill a drop of high-integrity themes around African-American unsung characters. So far, that has paid off in multiple NAACP Theater Awards for Best Director, Including Best costumes, Best Sound, and Best Ensemble. The awards were garnered by Carla Dupree Clark including nominations in Best Playwright, and Best Director of a Musical bestowed on her masterpiece “North on South Central”. Ms. Clark and her partners didn’t rest on their laurels, and quickly banged out another hit play with “Howlin’ Blues & Dirty Dogs” winning another Best Director of a Musical , from Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theater Award in 2010.
TPC just completed a successful, limited run of The Club Alabam Revue, a strong look at the LA Jazz and Blues scene at The famous black club of the 1940s and 50s. A “limited – encore” performance run of The Club Alabam Revue is scheduled for (TBA) dates in August. Currently in rehearsals for a return run of Howlin’ Blues and Dirty Dogs( the story of Big Mama Thornton) , TPC is expecting a successful run at their local Inglewood base, The Performers Corner located at 214 Hardy Street, 90301. ” We want to give the community a variety of shows, with different themes, genres and lots of history attached to some of the best actors,musicians and craftspeople in southern California.” said Larry James Robinson, Producer/Tech. Director. For more information about plays call 310-910-0392 or, email us at; email@example.com
“As of June 20014, we’re expanding our performing arts programming to include a Jazz Series that will take place the 3rd Saturday in each month at Performers Corner at 8PM” stated Tu’Nook, Producer/Writer/Poet and Actress. The first installment is part of The Black Music Month in June. Black Music Legacies in Jazz features a homage to legends like, jazz saxophonist/composer John Coltrane, trumpeter Lee Morgan and organist/composer Doug Carn’s music. “A special tribute to Poet Laureate, Amiri Baraka with readings from the selected works of Baraka’s most prized poetry.” added Robert J. Carmack, the new Executive Producer for all Jazz Programming and Social Media Advisor for TPC. For info regarding our new jazz programming dates : 951-840-7120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert J. Carmack is also an actor & musician, last seen portraying the eclectic character, Robby Royale, from the hit music revue The Club Alabam . “We have a great series planned throughout the summer with each month having its own theme and booking established jazz artists that are eager to participate in our new programs. we will have a new blog for Theatre Perception Consortium, “Perception Theater Revue” a blog for the theater group, supporters and patrons of the arts who want to follow us on other social media outlets . go to our blog at
Howlin’ Blues & Dirty Dogs (The Story of Big Mama Thornton) Directed by Carla Dupree-Clark Starring Jewel Thompkins