Lower Bottom Playaz is a West Oakland theater company that primarily produces works from the African American canon and original works. It was founded in 1999 by Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga (who is also the current director). They are the only theater company of any size anywhere to complete the production of the entire American Century Cycle by August Wilson.
You can see their current schedule and buy tickets on their site: www.lowerbottomplayaz.com
They're based out of The Flight Deck at 1540 Boadway.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone, 2011:
Flowers for the Trashman, 2010
News & Articles
- 2013-08-27: "Lower Bottom Playaz Brings Shakespeare to West Oakland" Post News Group
- 2013-12-22: "Adimu Madyun plays Troy Maxson in The Lower Bottom Playaz production of FENCES (Community Voices)" Oakland Local
- 2013-12-12: "The Lower Bottom Playaz ‘FENCES’ smashes at AAMLO (Community Voices)" Oakland Local