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Our Stories. Our Voices.

ABOUT CAB

Collaborative Artists Bloc (CAB) brings dynamic and immersive performing arts experiences that explore cultural identity, promote social change, and build empathy to the full spectrum of our individual realities. We are dedicated to bringing together artists to collaborate and create content of human and artistic value for social change. Our goal is to create art that impacts and shapes the world around us. 

 

PROJECTS

These are the different ways CAB brings our stories to our communities

CAB READING SERIES

Join us for our Los Angeles play readings, focused on exploring the work of new playwrights connected to our mission. We aim to discover new exciting pieces that speak to the social issues in our communities and history, and to have them told by talented artists with creative vision. We also use our reading series to discover stories for possible CAB productions. Do you have a play that you would like to submit for consideration four our Reading Series? Please send us an email with your work!

AMERICAN SAGA Project

American Saga is committed to telling the untold stories of America’s unheard voices. We are continually exploring narratives of diverse communities, including ethnic, racial, religious, sexual, and gender minorities. Just as our company embraces a multiplicity of points of view, we are also dedicated to telling these stories through a diversity of forms. The American Saga project encompasses and connects a range of media, including theater, film and television, music, digital media, and movement. American Saga is more than art: it’s a movement.

 

OUR TEAM

Making A Difference Through Art

 

DESEAN KEVIN TERRY

artistic director

Desean Kevin Terry is a graduate of The Juilliard School. He is an actor and director. Previous works include Suzan Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars, where he replaced Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown; A Street Car Named Desire at the Boston Court, and Les Blancs at Rogue Machine Theatre, for which he received the 2017 Ticket Holder award for Best Actor in a play. Television credits include Scorpion, Southland, Shameless, ER, Monk, Harry's Law, The Night Shift, Sleeper Cell, House, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS Los Angeles and more. Film credits include Post Grad, God's Army, Somebody's Mother, States of Grace, Bolden. He has been twice nominated by the NAACP for his stage work and was privileged to work with Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Blair Underwood on a Tony winning production The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Michael Wilson. As a director, he helmed Behind the Mask: a compilation of plays from the Negro Ensemble Company, James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie, George C Wolfe's The Colored Museum, Suzan Lori Parks' Imperciptible Mutabilities in the Rhird Kingdom, and more...

PRESS COVERAGE

Connecting with our community

NPR SEGMENT

on the watts production of

american saga: gunshot medfley: part I

LOS ANGELES TIMES

LAIST

If your dream is only about you it is too small.

~Ava Duvernay

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