Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2021

CREATIVE. VIBRANT. PASSIONATE. These words aptly describe the past performances, as well as the future direction, of DUAF. Its founding program is its Theater series, formerly known as Downtown Urban Theater Festival/DUTF, which was created in 2001 with the purpose to build a repertoire of new American theatre that echoes the true spirit of urban life and speaks to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. That purpose has been realized many times over, as over 150 writers have created and refined their work for the stage and thousands of inspired audience members have applauded their performances.

Performance Calendar

June 10
The Loom by Sheila Duane


June 11
TGIF Can’t Get Here Soon Enough by Mel Nieves
Gang Sines by Malique Guinn


June 12
Las Lolitas by Alano P. Baez


June 16
Choice by allison whittenberg
Scarf Diaries by Antionette Ellis-Williams


June 17
FRESH KILLS by Sarah Congress
SLAPPED by Mary Weems


June 18
Breakz by Cris Eli Blak
Jailbird by Sheldon Shaw



June 23
The Big Dream by Rollin Jewett
Sundown Town by Marcus Scott


June 24
Murderous Innocent by Tommy Jamerson


June 25
Say Less by Juan Ramirez


June 26
Confessions of a Homo Thug Porn Star by James Earl Hardy

COVID Compliance

– Please note that upon arrival, all patrons must present proof of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the event, to gain admittance.


– All patrons must fill out our COVID-19 Questionnaire and have their temperature taken before entering the theater (All patrons must pass our Questionnaire as well as have a temperature below 100.4F to gain admittance).


– All patrons are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the entirety of the performance.


– All patrons must maintain a distance of 6 feet between themselves and all other patrons, arts workers, and artists while not in their seats.


– All patrons will be encouraged to remain seated for the performance to limit social congregating in the theater.


– All patrons must RSVP at least two(2) hours prior to the event. Walk-ups will not be accepted.