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In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (with guest curator, playwright Dominique Morisseau) commissioned five Black women playwrights to contribute to UNTAMED: Hair, Body, Attitude short plays that collectively dig deeper into the national conversation around Black womanhood and social perceptions of Black femininity by providing Black women a creative platform to personalize these issues. The playwrights include Jocelyn BiohChisa HutchinsonLenelle Moise, Nikkole Salter, and Cori Thomas.


Nikkole contributed two 10-minute pieces to the series - PEACE OFFICER PRIVILEGE and MAHAGONY CORPO, in effort to discuss perception of black women's bodies.  PEACE is a docu-drama about 12-year old Dymond Milburn's assault by police upon being mistaken for a prostitute.  MAHAGONY (not included in the collection) is a satirical piece that explores the exoticification, fetization and appropriation of African woman's physical features.


UNTAMED was first presented - free and open to the public - Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.  Future performances and publication of the plays will be announced to the left.


Written by Nikkole Salter

THE STORY:  2015.  Dymond Milburn, now 21, her mother Emily Milburn and her attacker Officer David Roark reflect on what happened the night of August 22, 2006 and how that night has had an everlasting impact on their lives. The play features actual language garnered from court documents and published interviews.

10 Minutes
1 Man, 2 Women


​​Written by Nikkole Salter

THE STORY:  2015.  An alternate reality.  Akua, owner of upscale boutique that sells customized black female body parts for beauty and personal enjoyment tries to get her customer to upgrade from mere body parts to the total luxury package, African Womanhood... but her customer is not buying it.

10 Minutes
2 Women

Mar 15, 2019

UNTAMED @ The Black Spectrum

2019 Dates

Friday, March 15th - Saturday, March 16th @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 17th @ 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20th @ 1 p.m.
Friday, March 22nd - Saturday, March 23rd @ 8 p.m.


MPower Theatre

Oct. 21, 2016


UWM PSOA Recital Hall
2400 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, 53211, WI, United States


Jul 17, 2016

UNTAMED @ The Hansberry Project

UNTAMED will be featured at the Hansberry Project in Seattle, WA July 17 and 18, 2016.


Jan 01, 2017

UNTAMED - The Underground Collaborative MPower Theatre

Sat. July 16, 2016

7pm - 9pm

161 W Wisconsin Ave, Lowr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203


Apr 01, 2016


The Star Center Theatre in Gainsville, FL will present MAHOGANY CORPO as a part of their festival celebrating Black & Women's History Months with short works by Pearl Cleage, Ntozake Shange and others.  Performances are on April 1 - 3, 2016.

$10 - $15

Mar 24, 2016

UNTAMED @ National Black Theatre

UNTAMED will be presented by the National Black Theatre (2031 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035).  Directed by Kaia Calhoun and Elizabeth Van Dyke.  Seven (7) performances March 24 - 28, 2016.


Dec 12, 2015


Baltimore CenterStage (700 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202)  will present PEACE OFFICER PRIVILEGE as a part of their My America Too event.  Presented December 12 & 13, 2016 with talkback on Dec. 12th after the performance.


Oct 19, 2015

Graduate Center of CUNY, Segal Theatre.  365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016.  Directed by  Lileana Blain-Cruz.  Community conversation to follow.


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