The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival

proudly presents



''Campaign 72'' one woman theatrical production, which explores the first African American Shirley Chisholm woman candidate for Democratic presidential nomination United States campaign amongst racial tension in 1972.





Meet DCBTAF Alumni - Odell B. Ruffin:


A writer. director and actor starred in several theatrical productions. He has been called an “Urban filmmaker favorite” and one of the most charismatic voices of his generation.


He is the recipient of 2002 Eastern Michigan NAACP Alvin Ailey Performing Arts Image Award, men and was recognized as one of the “DMV” Top 30 under 30 2009. Mentioned in the New York Times article Hamlet of Hip-Hop  for his role as Tupac Shakur 2010.  As the Artistic Director of the company Ruffin Entertainment productions, the mission providing awareness through art. Develops theatre, film and media projects that are consistent with the goal of Education through Entertainment.


Recent projects involve A Tupac Tale stage-play The Meeting by a stage play by Jeff Stetson (2013)  writer/director. Campaign 72 one person stage play.  The Prospect (short film) Hello short film and Love and Consequences the web series Official Selection Miami Web-Festival Best Romantic Comedy 2017. Next  pre-production feature film The Afro Blues 2019/20.



Meet DCBTAF Alumni - Dominique Brown:


Dominique is a native Washingtonian and excited to be back at the DC Black Theatre Festival working on such an essential piece of our political history. She recently made her New York Acting debut as Lord Talbot in Joan of Arc and prior to moving to NY she graduated from London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts with a Masters in Classical Acting where she enjoyed playing strong females such as Queen Margret and Duchess of Glouster. Last seen in DC at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in one of her favorite roles Minnie in Abortion Road Trip and apart of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival.



Ticketing Information:

Date: Saturday - June 29, 2019 @ Time: 5:00PM

Date: Sunday - June 30 2019 @ Time: 1:00PM

Location: Anacostia Playhouse - 2020 Shannon Place SE Washington, DC