Sept. 20 - Oct. 13, 2019

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PIPELINEby Dominique Morriseau

Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? 

With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Morisseau pens a deeply moving story of a mother’s fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. 

directed by Lorna C. Hill

starring Shanntina Moore, Jerai Kahdim,

Mary Moebius, Phil Davis,

Johnny Rowe and Samantha Cruz

May 2019 • PASSING STRANGE has come and gone.

Free Fred Brown!

a play about justice, community, and self determination by Ujima Co., Inc.

directed by Lorna C. Hill

August 3 & 4, '19 with PUSH Buffalo


Ujima Theater

December 11, '18 


the Native American Magnet School  #19

and Sept. 6, 2018 

July 25-28

Paul Robeson Theatre

African American Cultural Center

350 Masten Ave, Bflo,NY 14209


Ujima continues to share the powerful story of Free Fred Brown! It is a story meant for church halls, community centers, school auditoriums, and beyond. 

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Free Fred Brown! is a devised theatre piece about a young black man who becomes the reluctant face of a movement while in prison for “theft of services” from the National Gas Company.  Fred is from Uptown, a frontline community at the epicenter of economic, racial, and climate justice, in a rust-belt city that is identical to Buffalo, NY. When a surprise snow storm wreaks havoc on the region, Uptown suffers most and demands explanations: What happened? Who is responsible, and how do we make sure it doesn't happen again?


Free Fred Brown! is a peek into the lives of the individuals who make a community what it is. Who knows, maybe you'll find a bit of yourself in the performance.

Ujima Company, Inc.

Administration & Theatre location • 429 Plymouth Ave., Suite 2 • Buffalo, NY, 14213

(716) 322-5178 •

Box Office • • (716) 281-0092

November 1, '17 for Civil Writes Project: 

                                              Just Buffalo Literary Center


June 9,​ 10,11, '17first run at the

December 6 and 8, '17 for Buffalo Public Schools


East Community High School 

for PUSH Buffalo at Ujima Theater