Meet Sikivu

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, novelist, playwright and director. She is the author of White Nights, Black Paradise (2015), Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels (2013), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), and Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles (2003). Moral Combat is the first book on atheism to be published by an African-American woman. In 2013 she was named Secular Woman of the year.


White Nights, Black Paradise debuted at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood, November 30-December 2, 2018

Audience Reviews

“White Nights, Black Paradise surprised me, disturbed me, offended me, challenged me, educated me, and entertained me…”

“I see so many similarities with some of the megachurches that exist today within our community. Hopefully, a play like this could even help prevent something like this from ever happening again.”

“Excellent look into the social and political conditions that helped to create the Jonestown massacre. While I thought I knew the history of Jonestown, I found that I had many misconceptions. The writer manages to portray the complicated, complex inner workings of African American women in this country against the backdrop of a historic tragedy. The actors made their characters come alive and made me care about them. Rarely have I seen this quality of writing or acting in a small production. I am looking forward to seeing this play again with friends and family”

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