WillHeBop_Algiin&AngieBACCE has been producing new plays since 1993, beginning with a co-production of local poet and playwright, Wayne Corbitt’s  Crying Holy at Theater Rhino.  The company’s full production debut was On The Hills of Black America, seven short plays by  Keith Josef Adkins;, directed by Co-Artistic Directors, Edris Cooper-Anifowose and Lester Jones with guest director, Bob Devin Jones.  The production featured actors Peter Macon, Rico Anderson, Edris Cooper-Anifowose, Marijo Joseph, Tanya Mayo and SF Mime Troupe veteran Michael Carreiro.  In 2002, BACCE moved into a space at the African American Art & Culture Complex and produced Robert Alexander’s Will He Bop, Will He Drop?    After a hiatus of 10 years, Edris & Lester returned to BACCE to revive and support new artists.   This year, 2013,  BACCE has produced  the World Premiere of Edris’ solo performance, Adventures Of a Black Girl: Traveling While Black and In A Daughter’s Eyes by Fresno native, A. Zell Williams.

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