About MMB Theatre 1 Project

Scene from "The Devoted Disciples" (A Gospel Drama) By Robert Djed Snead

MMB Theatre 1 Project

"Bringing life to the stage"

Vision: Provide a venue where theatrical artists can create, network and learn from each other!

MMB Theatre 1 Project is the creative arm of Mood Makers Books, an independent African American bookstore with expertise in afrocentric and multcultural literature.

MMB Theatre 1 Project was established in August 2007 as the performing arts segment of the annual Sankofa Festival held in the Village Gate Courtyard, the fourth week-end in August for over ten years. MMB Theatre 1 Project/Mood Makers Books is located in the "neighborhood of the Arts", at  Village Gate, 274 N. Goodman St., Rochester, New York, 14607. 

MMB Theatre 1 Project is a "project oriented" theatrical organization dedicated to developing original works by local and regional playwrights with a focus on enhancing playwriting, directing and acting skills.

Annual One Act Play Fest

Each year MMB Theatre 1 Project ask local playwrights to submit one-act plays to be considered for staging at the annual Sankofa Evening of Theatre & Jazz Fest held the fourth week-end in August at the MuCCC, Multi-use Community Cultural Center (142 Atlantic Avenue), Rochester, New York. Once all the entries and scripts are submitted, they are reviewed and playwrights are notified if their play has been selected for production. Six to seven plays are selected for staging over three nights. One Act Play entry forms can be picked up at Mood Makers Books, requested from this website, infor@moodmakersbooks.com or 585-271-7010. 

For information about MMB Theatre 1 Project contact Curtis K. Rivers, Producer/Artistic Director