"The Golden Loc" - Theatrical Reading

The Golden Loc A drwaing of a young Black girl with one golden loc against a dark blue background with stars
Mon, Jun 26
1:00–2:30 pm

Charles B. Washington Library

2868 Ames Avenue, Omaha, NE 68111

The Golden Loc is a TYA (Theater For Young Audiences) play inspired by African Mythology. The story centers on a little Black girl (Zia) who learns to embrace her unique locs, beauty, and magic within.

This play was developed in 2022, during Prentiss Matthews’ Inside/Outside Fellowship at The Union. He describes the play as a “love letter to the many Black women who have shown me love, support, and protection.”

This reading is presented in partnership with the Omaha Public Library and will take place at the Charles B. Washington Branch. No tickets or early registration is needed.

Meet the Playwright - Prentiss Matthews

Prentiss (He/Him/His) is from Atlanta, Georgia. Prentiss earned a BFA in Theatre from Valdosta State University in May of 2020. He is a multi-hyphenated theatre artist, whose artistic focus is acting, playwrighting, directing, and teaching artistry. As a playwright, he strives to find ways to create works that have a powerful message that touch on themes of multiculturalism, fantasy, LGBTQ+ representation, and Blackness. In 2022, Prentiss completed a Fellowship at The Union, where he fully explored his artistic practice. He discovered his deep love for storytelling, decolonizing story structure, and Afrofantasy. During his Fellowship time Prentiss created the play The Golden Loc.

Prentiss is excited to embark on this creative journey at The Union for Contemporary Art and he hopes to continue to expand his playwriting endeavors and create more works for Black and brown actors.

Portrait of Prentiss Matthews