Building community one story at a time.

The Lower Bottom Playaz

ESt. 1999

Founding Director Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga, MFA, PhD

 Zara’s Faith, set in a city that could be Oakland or any inner city in America, unfolds around the police shooting of two unarmed brothers on their way to meet friends.  Zara, their grandmother learns about the incident in an unexpected way. Armed with faith in her grandsons, and a desire for justice, Zara summons the courage to rally her community into standing up and fighting back.


 Readings of Zara’s Faith will take place at the Oak Stop at 1721 Broadway, Oakland at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening June 6, and at La Pena Cultural Center at 3105 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley at 6 p.m. June 7th.   Tickets available NOW Click Box Office Tab

Season15. Continua: The Ameican Century Cycle Project

Stay tuned for updates on the conclusion of the American Centry Cycle by August Wilson. Season 15 will conclude our epic walk with Americ's Shakespeare and introduce brand new work that continues our tradtoion of, "Building Community One Story at a Time." Thank you for an outstanding Season 14. 

See you in the theater, 

The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc

 Season 15.  Continua: 

The American Century Cycle Project

T h e

A m e r i c a n   C e n t u r y    C y c l e 


The Lower Bottom Playaz 

proudly present


King Hedley, II & Radio Golf

by August Wilson


The Lower Bottom Playaz

directed by 

Dr. A.Nzinga, MFA, PHD


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