Our History

The Mahogany Project began in June 2006, when seven African-American female artists came together from various disciplines including spoken word, playwriting, vocal performance, and arts administration. Realizing that there weren't many opportunities in the Arts for African-American women, they decided to develop a project that would create more opportunities for them. The women of The Mahogany Project committed to collaborating in hopes of creating opportunities for local Seattle theatre artists. 

 

Since its inception in 2006, The Mahogany Project has produced and/or partnered in several successful projects including; producing the first week of plays for the 365 Days/365 Plays (Seattle) by Suzan-Lori Parks (11/13/2006), the short play festival 'Who Are We' (2/21-24/2007), an annual partnership with Urban Poverty Forum featuring performers who provide 'Edutainment' on issues that effect our communities. Past performance projects also include partnerships with the City of Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and BrownBox Theatre ( to create and co-produce an original play in honor of the first city-wide Juneteenth celebration, partnering with), Freehold Theatre and Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas ('The Unsung Heroes of Seattle Jazz'), Festival Sundiata (2016), and the West Coast of premiere of Texas Playwright Jeanette Hill's 'Front Porch Divas' series 'Picking Up the Pieces'.

 

The Mahogany Project looks forward to continuing its collaboration with artists in order to encourage them to share their stories with the community.  

 

The Mahogany Project
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