Semaj Brown’s Theatrical productions are multi- layered, multi-media, cultural, emotional, and hilarious shapeshifting time capsules.

Jasmine Murrell, New York International artist who has worked with Semaj since 2002, explains, “Semaj presents a Mt. Kilimanjaro performance. Her poetry and delivery is transporting. Audiences are pulled by the magnetic force of Semaj’s words into different worlds and dimensions.”

Theatrical productions: Something Called War—Epoch, All Access Cafe @ Third Man Records, Bleeding Fire! Tap the Eternal Spring of Regenerative Light, By Ocean By Fire, Creating a Vegetable Consciousness, Onion Revolt: A Healthy Comedy are derived from the imagination of Semaj Brown. Productions are enhanced by the musical abilities of her physician composer, instrument inventor husband, James Brown, MD who serves as musical director and collaborator. Lighting, stage design, and video art are also principle characters in Semaj’s theater. These productions also bring youth artists into this magical world. Young people learn to contextualize social justice themes through science art application, performing magnificently. Dance and song punctuates the stage, embedding ritual into the contemporary. Experiencing a production is like visiting another dimension.

Something Called War: Epoch

The science fiction post- Earth, Afro-fusion performance was first performed at the Flint Institute of Arts January 26, 2020. Semaj was commissioned by Flint Institute of Arts to write two works of literature in response to selected art featured in the exhibition entitled, COMMUNITY, January 26-April 19, 2020. Semaj was inspired by the multi-media artwork, Epoch by Whitfield Lovell, and wrote, Something Called War—Epoch. Cast: Semaj Brown: Beyond Consciousness (BC) – robotic authoritative voice Billie Scot Lindo: Lingering Humanoid Consciousness (LHC) – child-like ethereal voice sing songs James Brown MD: Baba Cloud Consciousness (BCB) – robust universe figure

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All Access Cafe Third Man Records

All Access Café @ Third Man Records Hosted By M. L Leibler Semaj reads literature with themes of Water: Mother Ocean, River Killers, Fish Eyes CT

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Bleeding Fire!

The theatrical poetry production, Bleeding Fire! Tap the Eternal Spring of Regenerative Light is an odyssey in African American history and culture derived from the book of the same name by poet/science educator, playwright, Semaj Brown. Bleeding Fire is a lava stream of memory racial erasure and recovery: 40 years ago, 400 years past, antiquity, up to the present, Flint Water Crisis and beyond. Semaj’s poetry brings a torch to gender atrocities, school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration; global water wars, terrorism, environmental injustice, climate change, and love. The production begs the question: How do humans Tap the Eternal Spring of Regenerative Light?

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By Ocean, By Fire

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Onion Revolt!

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Wave Rock

“You Can’t Clock the Rock, You Can’t Stop the Wave” That’s for you Mommy, that’s Wave Rock, You Can’t Clock the Rock, You Can’t Stop the Wave, that’s for you mommy, that’s Wave Rock!”

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Poetry After Hours

Performance at the Flint Public Library | Friday September 27, 2019

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Pearl Formation Performance

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