the battle

Be the first to get tickets for DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival’s One-Act Battle. More than a competition, this one-act competition is more like fighting Muhammad Ali in his prime! The One-Act Battle is a  five  day competition divided into 4 categories; Drama, Comedy, Adult theme and Anything Goes. Each night the audience cast their votes to select the best play of the evening.  The winning play from each evening moves on the final  round; the battle to end all battles! The right to hold the  title “DCBTF’s Heavy Weight Champion of the World!”


tickets & lineup

tickets only $12

Hosted by the one & only

Meshelle “The Indie-Mom of Comedy"

INNOVATIVE, INDEPENDENT, with INDIVIDUALITY are the words that best describe MESHELLE “The Indie-Mom of Comedy”. With a style that makes you stop and in your tracks and say “she looks like “the Girlfriend, not “the WIFE” and certainly not anyone’s “MOM”.


MESHELLE is a wife, mother of 3, and sought after comedienne whose appearances include: Nickelodeon’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America 3 (Hosted by Roseanne Barr), Martin Lawrence Presents: THE FIRST AMENDMENT STAND UP (STARz), THE BLACKLIST: 20 Most Notable and Notorious Moments of 2009 & 2010 (TV-ONE); BET News Presents; Obama: Journey to the White House, as well as BET’s ComicView (2014), ASPIRE TV (LaffMobb Presents:We Got Next, 2014) The WORD Network (Soulaughable Comedy Series) (NBC, syndicated Documentary) Walk a Mile In My Shoes: 90 Year Look at The NAACP MESHELLE pioneered the role of “Michelle” (portrayed by Kimberly Elise in the film adaptation) in the hit Stage Play “Woman Thou Art Loosed” written by TD Jakes and Terry McFadden.