Written by Dorothy Marcic
June 2 – 25, 2023

After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of Black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”

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For 14 years Hattiloo has been a powerful voice for Memphis: part entertainer, part teacher; part historian, part visionary; and always a resource for Black artists. While these times of uncertainty and social unrest have made it challenging to operate, our mission has never been so important. Through financial hardships, our work continues.

Preparing for Tomorrow

We’ve adapted to serve the community while in-person engagement is limited.

  • Free online programming in youth acting and technical theatre
  • Free five-week playwright’s workshop
  • Free Zoom panel discussions with national figures in Black theatre

Maintaining the Present

While we’re open, it’s to a third of our regular capacity, and your donation helps us meet our administrative costs.

  • Utilities, phones, internet, and office equipment
  • HVAC, plumbing and grounds maintenance
  • Insurance, staff salaries, taxes and benefits
  • CPA, graphic artist

Investing in the Future

Our commitment to build the legacy of Black theatre has not wavered.

  • Virtual workshops to hone actors’ skills
  • Commissioning new plays with groundbreaking content about modern Black life in the Mid-South.
  • Long-term succession planning