The only troupe on earth to chronologically produce the entire

  American Century Cycle by August Wilson

The Lower Bottom Playaz

ESt. 1999

Founding Director Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga, MFA, PhD

Building community one story at a time.

produced by 

The Lower Bottom Playaz

The only troupe on earth to formally stage the entire

  American Century Cycle by August Wilson

presenters of 

Oakland CA's first Black Arts Theater Festival  


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Season18. Catch a Fire


The Lower Bottom Playaz

directed by 

Dr. A. Nzinga, MFA, PhD

Beyond the Bars:

Growing Home


1540 Broadway


 Portrait of August Wilson by James Gayles. Owned by the Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc. Available for purchase. $3,500.00

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The Lower Bottom Playaz 

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 The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc 

in residence

@ The Flight Deck

1540 Broadway,

Oakland CA

Lower Bottom Playaz Summer Theater Day Camp trains youth in the art of acting on stage and in real life. Free. Fun. Fantastic! Arts & Critical Literacy focus.
Directed by Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD author of:  Performing Literacy A Narrative Inquiry into Performance Pedagogy in a Marginalized Community.

Creating what we need from what we have been gifted since 1999.