Melanated Mondays

Melanated Mondays

Every 3rd Monday at The Commons.

What is Melanated Mondays?
A Black-ass good time. 
Okay, but seriously this time: Each month, Black Revolutionary Theatre Wokshop’s producers curate a selection of new works by the hottest up-and-coming Black writers around a new theme. On the 3rd Monday of each month, BRTW’s ensemble brings these pieces to life and facilitates a conversation with the audience about the underlying societal issues highlighted in the pieces and potential solutions to those challenges.

January’s theme is AFROFUTURISM, and our writers and performers are looking for the Black experience of the future and the future we’re creating for Black experiences. With moments of humor, hijinks, love, horror, and more, you don’t want to miss out. And best of all, it’s FREE. But if you want to drop us some coin (suggested donation $15), we won’t stop you.

So don’t miss out! RSVP below!

Spring 2020

Theme Schedule



February 03: REPARATIONS @ Jack
A special pop-up event at JACK.

February 17: BLACK LOVE

Love, sex, romance, and even some good ol’ Valentine’s Day hateration. Why wait? RSVP today!


The event space at The Commons is on the first floor, accessible via a short ramp and railing for mobility support. Easily accessible via public transit, you can reach The Commons via:

  • The A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
  • The A/C/F/R to Jay Street- Metrotech
  • The B/Q/R to DeKalb Ave
  • The 2/3/4/5 to Nevins Street
  • The 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R to Atlantic Barclays

Join Us

Are you interested in sharing your work for Melanated Monday? Before submitting, please make sure your work meets the criteria below:

  • Black playwright
  • The work explicitly impacts Black people
  • The work deals with an aspect of social justice
  • The work fits within that month’s theme or genre

While Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop is predominately dedicated to theatre, we also accept poetry and webisode submissions. Generally, we encourage submissions of no more than 15 minutes in length but are open to promoting longer works from time to time. While your submission does not have to be a completely polished work, it should be ready to be shared with an audience.

Submit Work Sample