1 + 1 Productions
Rap Tour
The Youth Company ~ TYC
Young Adult Acting Group
"Them Women Got The Spirit"
"Shakespeare's Women"
"The Strong Black Woman"
"For Colored Girls..."
"Let's Talk"
Beside The Man
Accomplished Black Women
Harlem Renaissance

1plus1 Productions

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1 + 1 PRODUCTIONS, founded in 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio...continues to educate and entertain audiences of all ages.  Utilizing theatrics, presented in a "Staged Reading" format, performers bring the written word from the page to the stage.  The company highlights the works of African-American literary artists,  vocalists, thespians, dancers...past and present.  With the use of costume pieces, and accessories, many greats are brought to life.  Available for tour year 'round.  We are committed to excellence, and to the entertainment, and education of audiences from every walk of life with one hour of professional Theatre, followed by a Q & A workshop.

Conni Blair, a native of Cleveland, Ohio has performed  on various stages throughout the Midwest since 1985.  She is a member of "Actors Equity Union". Her debut began at East Cleveland Theatre in an ensemble production called, No Longer A Strange Land.  Her Theatre credits also include:  A Raisin In The Sun, Women of Plums..., Colored People's Time, The Rabbit Foot, and many more.  Ms. Blair performed in The Trial... at The University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004, and was last seen in Ba Ba King in Akron, Ohio and at the Cleveland State University.  Conni Blair is also a professional Stage Manager who has worked in the Cleveland area for the past ten years.


Renee Matthews-Jackson, also born and reared in Cleveland, made her Theatre debut in 1987 in Joseph Walker's classic, The River Niger at the world famous, Karamu House Performing Arts Theatre.  Ms. Jackson's credits include:  From The Mississippi Delta, Zooman and The Sign, Fires In The Mirror, The Waiting Room, and countless more.  Renee was in the 2004 - 2005 production of Jar The Floor , at Karamu.  She directed Steal Away by Ramona King in October of 2005, at East Cleveland Theatre,  In February 2006 she was seen in Sorrows and Rejoicings by Athol Fugard at The Brooks Theatre in the Cleveland Play House, an Ensemble Theatre production, and in Jungle Book as a cast member for The Cleveland Play House Youth Production.  Her most recent perfromance was with an ensemble cast at Karmau in the World Premiere, A Colored Funeral by Gregory Carr. 


"Rhythms" - (Harlem)Renaissance I & II

The Woman Beside The Man

The Strong Black Woman Is Dead

"For Colored Girls...(Excerpts)

"Let's Talk" A Play in One Act



The Institute of Cultural Arts & Education (TIOCAE)

Rap Tour 2009 - 10

Woman I Am

There's no Phire like Sapphire

Shakespeare's Women


Them Women Got The Spirit

R.I.P. Ms. Lena - May 2010
"There's No Phire like Sapphire" - WOMEN OF SEASON

"Conni and Renee bring poetry from the page to the stage with an absolute dramatic flare."
--Prestor Picket-- CSU Black Studies
"These women are phenomenal in their understanding of the written word.  They bring Harlem Renaissance Poets to life with their 'Rhythms of the Renaissance' production"
--Donald Jolly-- Principal, John Adams Senior High
"Once you'vde seen their show about the accomplishments of America's Black Women, you will no doubt want to see their other productions" 
--Sister Mary Katherine-- Ursuline College
WOMEN OF SEASON is a group of women that all women can closely relate to.  Their message is stellar and worthy of ovation." 
--Carl Williams-- Founder, African International Festival 2003
"Never in my history as a college professor have I seen my students become so mesmerised at literature, you ladies have helped my efforts to bring the the voices of the Harlem Renaissance artists to life..."  --
Sister Mary Margaret, Ursuline College, Lynhurst, Ohio

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Available Year 'Round:
"The Woman Beside The Man"
"Woman I Am"
"Rhythms of the (Harlem) Renaissance I & II"
"There's No Phire Like Sapphire"
"Shakespeare's Women"
"Them Women Got The Spirit"



Also Featuring




Women of Season

Excerpts from - "For Colored Girls..." by Ntzoke Shange

"Let's Talk"" -by Renee Matthews-Jackson

"The Strong Black Woman"  by Laini Mataka

"A Liquid Metaphor" Original Poetry, Songs, Works of Famous Poets

"Seven Scenes & Seven Songs" - Featuring "The Real Deal" by Conni Blair






Additional Partners/Performers

Licia Moore-Collins

Hassan Rogers

Eva Withers-Evans

Gearldine Hardin-Washington

Erica Edwards

Steve Larry

Rick Williams

Katrice Hedd

And YOU if you'd like!


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"Seven Scenes & Seven Songs"
Women Of Season - Lakeland Community College, Jan. '10









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We feed all of your needs!  A multi-talented company of theatrical professionals and amateurs who research, write, develop, produce, and perform staged readings, one acts. poetics, musicals, and monological productions for all occassions, and all ages.
"Nothing you ask is too big of a task".
 ~MotherRapper  &  ~MadamCB
Available to:
weddings, reunions, church events, libraries, youth centers, schools, universities, board meetings, and all social/civic affairs
 We would love to perform for YOU!

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