“They Said I Wouldn’t Make It” by Samuel G. Roberson Jr.

When artistic expression and advocacy meet? The result is the story of hope…
This  is the story of a young boy diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 8 and was a nose bleed away from dying.
Despite the odds, success was the only option.

Join The Make Me a Match Project in association with Congo Square Theatre  

“They Said I Wouldn’t Make It” written and performed by Samuel G. Roberson Jr.

$20 Suggested Donation ($15 Pre-sale online)  

All proceeds go to benefit Make Me A Match Project (501c3) and it’s efforts to give patients in need of a life saving marrow transplant their best chance at life.

Performances at June 2-3 , 2012 at Stage 773 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657 
Opening performances by vocalists Alexis Rogers, Levi Stewart and poet Sage Morgan-Hubbard

For more information, please contact

To purchase tickets online:
Saturday, June 2nd @ 7:30pm (purchase tickets)
Sunday, June 3rd @ 5:00pm (purchase tickets)

Or to reserve tickets by phone, call : 773.296.1108 

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Fractured I.D. – Day 2


Fractured I.D. – Day 2, a set on Flickr.

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Our Second Day of Fractured I.D. continued without a hitch.. okay maybe a few. But you couldn’t tell by the way the night was going. Our night was opened by a set by Castor & Pollux, and followed by spoken word provided by the studens from Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School. Short play, “The Beauty in Queens”, written by Robert O’Hara, directed by James T. Alfred. Our featured variety act of the night was Osiris Khepera performing his piece, “The Fag-tionary”. We closed with a Full-Length reading of “Redline Down” by Ike Holter, directed by Duncan Riddell.
Thank you to Sargon Saadi for the photographs. All Images – Sankofa Theatre Company © Sargon Saadi 2012

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Fractured I.D. – Day One


Fractured I.D. – Day One, a set on Flickr.

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April 23, 2012 : Thank you to Jimmy Binder of JabLab Photography for the great images from our first day of our festival – Fractured I.D.

Thank you to our performers in our featured and short plays, the Microphone Misfitz, Kevin Koval, The Good Night Ladies, Sir Jove, and Shannon Matesky for their great pieces.

Sankofa Theatre Company. All Images © JabLab Photography www.jablabphoto.com

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Fractured ID – Day Three


Fractured ID – Day Three, a set on Flickr.

The Third, and Final, day of our Play Festival Series – Fractured I.D.. Thanks to all who participated and shared the stage along some big names in Chicago’s Theater Community. We have some new members of the Family and we are happy to have them along for the ride!

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April 25, 2012 – The third and final day of Sankofa Theatre Company’s festival – Fractured I.D.. Thanks to everyone who came throughout the festival , those to pledged for our fundraising campaign, and those who donated… our vision has become a reality because of YOU!

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THANK YOU to all who made this possible! We could not have done it without your support! We want to give a big thanks to our 33 Backers from all over the globe for believing in our vision.  A HUGE shout out to everyone involved who helped spread the word and got us to where we are.  We hope that in the remaining 55hrs we can bring in a few more bucks to help with our costs.  This was a giant hurdle for us and we are beyond grateful for the support!

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Fractured I.D. Tickets Are Officially On Sale! Buy Today for Early Bird Special!

Tickets for our Play Festival – Fractured I.D. are officially on sale! And you won’t believe your eyes when you see our prices! Buy now to get two free drink tickets (Each ticket $2 value)!   Current Prices will EXPIRE THIS SUNDAY – April 15th.

If you can’t make all three days, we have separate Pass Options to suit all attendees.  If you want to come as a group we also have Drink Packages Available – we even have a Bottle Service option!   Just a heads up – Drink Packages are separate from Pass Packages.

Fractured I.D. takes place April 23-25th at Collaboraction in the Flat Iron Building 1579 N. Milwaukee.  Doors Open at 6:30pm.  This is an All Ages Event – if you wish to drink with us, you MUST have a Valid 21+ ID.

For those of you who can’t make it to Fractured I.D., please feel free to Make A Pledge to our cause through our Kickstarter Campaign (expires Friday, April 13th).  We appreciate your support!

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Our Latest Promotional Video

Founding members of the Sankofa Theatre Company come together to talk about: What is Sankofa, What is Fractured I.D., and how Sankofa will share its artistic vision- not only through theater and plays, but with poetry, dance, music, and photography. Fractured I.D. is a 3-day Play Festival bring together local artists from around Chicago. We will be at Collaboraction inside the Flat Iron Building on Milwaukee Ave.  from April 23- 25.

Our Second Promotional Video for Fractured I.D. was shot and edited by Aaqib Usman.  Featuring Loresa Grigsby, Loreal Jackson, Arturo Soria, Frannie Boehnlein, and rubencantu.

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