“White Nights, Black Paradise, the Play” receives California Humanities Grant Award

Sikivu Hutchinson and Black Skeptics Los Angeles have received a California Humanities grant award for the project “White Nights, Black Paradise” The Play: Exploring Black Women’s Voices in Peoples Temple and Jonestown. The Humanities For All Project Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs,…

A Trailer for Grinning Skull was Released

A trailer for Sikivu Hutchinson’s ‘Grinning Skull’ was released . Check it out here: Set in Los Angeles in 1946, three women of color washroom attendants wrestle with the decision to unionize, bucking racism, sexism, class discrimination and religious dogma at the Pacific Electric Railway subway terminal. Testing the limits of solidarity, they come face…

Upcoming Book: Rock ‘N’ Roll Heretic

“Those white boys on the major labels would never give an inch to a Negro woman playing race music.” It’s the late 1970s, and ex-Pentecostal Black female electric guitarist Rory Tharpe navigates the cutthroat world of corporate rock, dive bars and dusk-to-dawn recording sessions as she travels the nation in a dilapidated tour bus with…

Photo From Grinning Skull

The photo below is from the Grinning Skull performance at The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival. For more, check it out here: “Grinning Skull” by playwright Sikivu Hutchinson left The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival audience gasping for its thrilling elements. “Grinning Skull” is set in Los Angeles in 1946, three female washroom attendants wrestle with the decision to unionize,…

Grinning Skull

Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson’s short play “Grinning Skull”  is featured at The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival at the L.A. Theatre Center. Check it out here: Set in Los Angeles in 1946, three female washroom attendants wrestle with the decision to unionize, bucking racism, sexism, and class discrimination at the Pacific Electric Railway subway terminal. Testing the limits…