Ma'Sue Productions

Ma'Sue Productions Ma'Sue Productions is an African American based theater company
Our Vision: We believe that art, in its highest essence, allows us insight into both ourselves and one another. In this way we strive to create work that upholds and uplifts black lives and lived experiences, but that is embracive of diverse audiences.
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Ma'Sue was created out of a hunger to see and do more African American Traditional and Original works in art performance. The name Ma’Sue was named after a woman who watched over her family and neighborhood with care and love. To the family her name was Mama, and to the neighborhood, she was Sue. Ma’Sue was first developed as a sister Production Company for Heads Up Productions in 2011. Later that year, Ma’Sue produced its first show on Nov 17th at the Balch Street Theater. The Show was called "Day Breaks Children", written By John Dayo Aliya and Directed By India Burton.

Mission: Mission Statement : To create theatrical art that upholds theater as an incisive tool toward the examination of contemporary life as a descendant of the African diaspora.

05/17/2019
Bella Verdé Salon

Bella Verde Salon is donating this gift basket for tonight's Ma Sue Productions Big Blue Legacy Ball tonight at the Akron Civic Theatre. Come on out tonight and show your support for this fabulous event!

The music is going to be jumping Friday Night- May17th: Hayden Gilbert and The Ruckus, Nah Nah and @Ace Epps are perform...
05/16/2019

The music is going to be jumping Friday Night- May17th:
Hayden Gilbert and The Ruckus,
Nah Nah and @Ace Epps are performing!

Time to raise some money and the roof at Ma'Sue Big Blue Legacy Ball Fundraiser!

Don't be left behind! Buy your tickets to the Big Blue Legacy Ball today! This Friday at 6 PM for the film premiere and ...
05/15/2019

Don't be left behind! Buy your tickets to the Big Blue Legacy Ball today! This Friday at 6 PM for the film premiere and 730 for the music and dancing!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-blue-legacy-ball-tickets-58317844242

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Our upcoming event Ma’Sue’s Big Blue Legacy Ball is a celebration of Ma’ Sue's 9 nine years of operation, but also...
04/17/2019

Our upcoming event Ma’Sue’s Big Blue Legacy Ball is a celebration of Ma’ Sue's 9 nine years of operation, but also it is also held in recognition of what inspires all the work we create; the legacy of black folks in this country and the contributions we have made to the artistic canon.

This is why we are calling it our Big Blue Legacy Ball.

We stand in humble gratitude to all those black folks who spoke with voices of fire to clear the path for us today.

We carry the torch proudly.

We are also aware of the young people who are coming behind us.

We hope our work endures and can inspire the next generation of black Artist in Akron to be unapologetically YOUNG, GIFTED and BLACK.

Come celebrate with us:https://www.facebook.com/events/268492334031980/

#lovemyakron#livemusic#bigblueball#legacy#akroncivictheatre#masueproductions

Ma'Sue Productions's cover photo
12/19/2018

Ma'Sue Productions's cover photo

Tag yourself! This was an amazing event, we had so much fun!
10/22/2018

Tag yourself! This was an amazing event, we had so much fun!

Ohio Student Association
10/01/2018

Ohio Student Association

Our Stories. Ours Lives. Our Choice.

Let's stand together in our power and create the world we want to see.

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***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE***Nici Romo As "Donna Worthy" Nici Romo is thrilled to be performing in Blue, Miss ...
09/15/2018

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE***
Nici Romo As "Donna Worthy"

Nici Romo is thrilled to be performing in Blue, Miss Billie again. It is hard to believe it has been
three years since the last time she walked on stage as Donna and Millie. She has been busy
these last few years working on various stages across Northeast Ohio. Her favorite roles include
Mama Cass (Mama/Moon), Flo Owens (Picnic), Duke Senior ( As You Like It), Fran (1000
Hills), Trail Angel (Trail Magic) Lil Miller (Kindertransport). She works very closely with
Wandering Aesthetics in various roles and Co-Founded the theatre company Dunamis Theatre.
Nici works for Artful Living and Learning as a drama teacher and interacts with children all over
Stark County. She would like to thank Ma’Sue Productions for this wonderful opportunity to work
on this great show again, her mom for all her support, and Josie,Colton, and Roar for letting
mommy live her dreams.

Ever since John Sturdivant was young, He had been entertaining. He made his professional acting debut in 2013, and have ...
09/15/2018

Ever since John Sturdivant was young, He had been entertaining. He made his professional acting debut in 2013, and have not looked back. He has appeared in a number theatre productions, working with some incredible names in the industry. He love acting; there is something so unbelievably gratifying about playing different roles, while putting my own twist on each performance. Contact him at https://johnnysturdivant17.wixsite.com/johnsturdivant to find out more information. Follow him on Twitter as Sturdivant17_J and on Instagram johns.sturdivantactor

Ma'Sue Productions is honored to welcome John as a new member of our family.

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE***Eric Grow as "John Ives" Eric S Grow is excited to be a part of this talented cas...
09/14/2018

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE***
Eric Grow as "John Ives"

Eric S Grow is excited to be a part of this talented cast making his debut with Ma’Sue productions. Eric has appeared in theatre productions including recent credits in the farce It Runs in the Family (Dr. Mike Connolly), Fall of the House of Usher (Ed Allen), Children’s Letters to Satan (Multiple Roles), The King & I (The Kralahome), and Annie (ensemble). Eric has trained in Meisner, Improv, and Scene Study from Cleveland’s own Houde School of Acting. Most heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to John Dayo-Aliya and the rest of the staff for inclusion in this amazing work.

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE, MISS BILLIE***Erica Wright as "Lorus"Erica Wright just might appear on your TV one day. “I l...
09/14/2018

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE, MISS BILLIE***
Erica Wright as "Lorus"

Erica Wright just might appear on your TV one day. “I love the spontaneity of TV,” the 1999 Firestone High school grad says. “You never can guess what’s going to happen next.”

Erica’s broadcasting career started many years ago as a news reporter for “Kids Voting in
the 20 th Century,” a local program completed as a student at Miller South School for the
Visual and Performing Arts. As a theatre student there as well as at Firestone, Erica made
the most of her opportunities to appear onstage. Once she even shared the stage with then
president Bill Clinton at a Race Forum held at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, which aired
nationally on C-Spann. She appeared in several productions at Firestone including You Cant Take it With You, The Real Inspector Hound, and Much Ado About Nothing. She was a member of Firestone’s first
VPA Theatre class.Erica has pursued a wide range of professional experiences through internships.
Erica’s adventures have allowed her the opportunity to be shown in tons of commercials,
fashion shows, calendars, magazine covers, flyers, and other media outlets. Most recently,
she has been featured on Youtube as a beautiful plus model, an amazing host with a demo
reel featuring top R&B artists, comedians, and a host of talented entertainers. She has also
been featured hosting a show on youtube.com for Massachusetts Single Magazine called
MSMTV Barhoppers and BostonColor.com.
She hasn’t given up her dreams yet. Erica still plans to host her own show.

Ma'Sue Productions is proud to add her to our family!

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE***Austin Blake Sasser as "T-Boone"Austin Sasser has been acting since his freshman ...
09/13/2018

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE***
Austin Blake Sasser as "T-Boone"
Austin Sasser has been acting since his freshman year of high school starting with his debut performance in the musical Hairspray. He now attends Baldwin Wallace University and is continuing his love for acting. He has been in many shows including: Too Kill a Mockingbird, A Raisin in the Sun, Almost, Maine, Terms of Endearment and many more. His ultimate goal is to pursue a career in acting through several different mediums including TV, movie and stage. He would like to thank the cast, crew, director and all his family and friends for all their countless times of support and love throughout the years! He can’t wait to see what comes next!

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE, MISS BILLIE***Keana Seals as "Reefer Mae"Keana Seals is a graduate from Kent State University ...
09/12/2018

***MEET THE CAST OF BLUE, MISS BILLIE***
Keana Seals as "Reefer Mae"

Keana Seals is a graduate from Kent State University who received a Bachelors of Science ,but fell in love with the stage! Keana has performed in multiple productions such as Annie, Letters, "Blue" Miss Billie, Getting Understanding, Tour of Black History, Judgement Day, Because She's My Mother, I'M Black Ya'll and My Life Still Matters.

Keana thanks her family and friends for always encouraging her to pursue her dreams. She is also honored that John Burton invited her back to work on yet another amazing production!

We are proud to call Keana family and we are so blessed with her and commitment to our vision. we love you Keana! #bluemissbillie #masueproductions

**MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE**Tyson Seebee as "Fred Worthy"Tyson is returning to acting after a near-death experi...
09/11/2018

**MEET THE CAST OF BLUE,MISS BILLIE**
Tyson Seebee as "Fred Worthy"

Tyson is returning to acting after a near-death experience. He's incredibly excited to be in Blue Ms. Billie on the 3 year anniversary of its debut. Tyson is coming from the acting World from a very diverse background. Previously he has worked as a jeweler, bouncer, camp counselor at a dog daycare (he is fully versed in canine CPR and first aid), underwater welder, surgical technician, and data analysis for a financial advising firm. In his spare time he enjoys making his brothers feel inadequate with all the great skills he possesses, teaching his nieces and nephews about the true joy of life, and recently beginning to remodel his home with his own two bare hands. He is truly a prince among men.

**MEET THE CAST OF BLUE, MISS BILLIE***Caorl proudly returns as Billie Holiday following a successful run as Mrs. Flemin...
09/11/2018

**MEET THE CAST OF BLUE, MISS BILLIE***

Caorl proudly returns as Billie Holiday following a successful run as Mrs. Fleming in “Heather’s, The Musical”. A native of Akron Ohio, Caorl became a theater major at The University of Akron following a battle with breast cancer, and quickly found herself devoted to The Arts. Caorl aims to continue utilizing The Arts in changing lives and strengthening communities.

Ma'Sue Productions is so proud to have this wonderful talent a part our family! #masuepruductions #bluemissbillie

Are you feeling fancy? Get a one of kind front row experience with cabaret seating!#masueproductions #bluemissbillie
08/30/2018

Are you feeling fancy? Get a one of kind front row experience with cabaret seating!#masueproductions #bluemissbillie

Group rates are available for Ma'Sue Productions original play Blue, Miss Billie written and directed by John Dayo Aliya...
08/28/2018

Group rates are available for Ma'Sue Productions original play Blue, Miss Billie written and directed by John Dayo Aliya

get your tickets at www.masue.org
#masueproductions #bluemissbillie

Ma'Sue Productions's cover photo
08/28/2018

Ma'Sue Productions's cover photo

Get you tickets at www.masue.org#bluemissbillie #masueproductions
08/18/2018

Get you tickets at www.masue.org
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05/13/2018
Ma'Sue Productions

Ma'Sue Productions

Don't Forget
"Blue, Miss Billie" Written and Directed by John Dayo-Aliya

Playing at Civic Theater 9/13, 9/14 and 9/15

Come celebrate the music and majesty of Lady Day.

05/13/2018
Billie Holiday - My man don't love Me

Don't Forget
"Blue, Miss Billie" Written and Directed by John Dayo-Aliya

Playing at Civic Theater 9/13, 9/14 and 9/15

Come celebrate the music and majesty of Lady Day.

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JW Cooper Photography Ma'Sue Productions
03/25/2018

JW Cooper Photography Ma'Sue Productions

03/23/2018

Come out to the Akron Civic Theatre TONIGHT Ma'Sue Productions!!!

Bella Verdé Salon
03/23/2018

Bella Verdé Salon

Win this basket tonight at the Ma'Sua Dress You Up Dress You Down Ball auction!

This is an amazing Auction. Raffle tickets 5 for 20!
03/23/2018

This is an amazing Auction. Raffle tickets 5 for 20!

This Friday Dj Ace spinning in between THE DREEMERS/The Kahuna Kings/ Rogues' Gallery / Free World
03/22/2018

This Friday Dj Ace spinning in between THE DREEMERS/The Kahuna Kings/ Rogues' Gallery / Free World

03/18/2018

THE DREEMERS see them playing now at Annabell's! Check them out tonight! We're excited to have them this Friday for the Ma'Sue Ball!

03/17/2018
Ma'Sue Productions Dance Floor v2

Come join us on this Friday at the Civic for an epic fundraiser! Tickets Available on Eventbrite & Facebook. Time to Dance!

Come Dance With Us! Ma’Sue Dress You Up, Dress You Down Ball March 23, 2018 Akron Civic Theatre, "Dance Floor" Music by Dj Naeno ( Anthony Meyo) and Egan Amm...

*$20 Tickets Available*Stay tuned for previews of silent auction items!!!Performance artists, drinks, food, a silent auc...
03/16/2018

*$20 Tickets Available*
Stay tuned for previews of silent auction items!!!

Performance artists, drinks, food, a silent auction and music to make you move:
THE DREEMERS/ The Kahuna Kings/ Rogues' Gallery /Free World

Appetizers, delectable cake from Sweet Mary's Bakery and fine libations from the Civic’s own cash bar.
https://www.facebook.com/events/192918121259497

Next week is Pi Day! Don't forget about where you can get the best pie! #lovemyakron #baking #fundraiser #knightartschal...
03/09/2018

Next week is Pi Day! Don't forget about where you can get the best pie! #lovemyakron #baking #fundraiser #knightartschallenge?

If you missed us this morning on Fox 8's #newdaycleveland, here's the link to the video! http://fox8.com/2018/03/09/french-toast-pie-macaroons-and-more/

Check it out then email [email protected] to get your order in for Pi(e) Day!! 😄

#pie #pies #pi #piday #pieday #akronbakery #foodie #akroneats #delicious #nomnom #treatyoself #getyousome #therealdeal #thegoodstuff #nojunk #fresh #freshbaked #yum #sweetmarysbakery #akron #akronohio #downtownakron #madefromscratch #madebyhand #madewithlove #sogood #fox8 #supportlocal

*$20 Starving Artists Tickets Available NOW*Performance artists, drinks, food, a silent auction and music to make you mo...
03/05/2018

*$20 Starving Artists Tickets Available NOW*

Performance artists, drinks, food, a silent auction and music to make you move:

THE DREEMERS- Garage Soul & Rock & Roll
The Kahuna Kings - Ultimate Surf/Retro Dance Rogues' Gallery- Blues, Funk, Rock
Free World -Roots Reggae Jazz Fusion

Host DJ AaRon “Ace” Epps will spin

Appetizers, delectable cake from Sweet Mary's Bakery and fine libations from the Civic’s own cash bar.
https://www.facebook.com/events/192918121259497

Join Ma'Sue Productions in the party of the season!!!!! The Dress You Up, Dress You Down Ball is a dope event happening ...
03/04/2018

Join Ma'Sue Productions in the party of the season!!!!! The Dress You Up, Dress You Down Ball is a dope event happening at Akron Civic Theater on March 23rd, 7:00pm-11:00pm. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at

https://www.facebook.com/events/192918121259497/

The theme is you, your expression! Dress anyway you feel represents you! We can't wait to see you as you see you!!!!!! You can also inbox me, Vince Tyree or Emily S. Durway to purchase physical tickets!!!!
SHARE!!!!
#masueproductions#keepakronfly

03/04/2018

*$20 Starving Artists Tickets Available NOW*

Performance artists, drinks, food, a silent auction and music to make you move:

THE DREEMERS- Garage Soul & Rock & Roll
The Kahuna Kings- Ultimate Surf/Retro Dance Rogues' Gallery- Blues, Funk, Rock
Free World-Roots Reggae Jazz Fusion

Host DJ AaRon “Ace” Epps will spin

Appetizers, delectable cake from Sweet Mary's Bakery and fine libations from the Civic’s own cash bar.
https://www.facebook.com/events/192918121259497

Only today at 2 pm and 8 pm!
02/17/2018

Only today at 2 pm and 8 pm!

***Only this weekend left to experience "Daybreak's Children"*** Feb 15, 16, 17 @8 pm, Feb. 17 @2 pm. #lovemyakron #thea...
02/13/2018

***Only this weekend left to experience "Daybreak's Children"***
Feb 15, 16, 17 @8 pm, Feb. 17 @2 pm.
#lovemyakron #theater #masueproductions #localtheatre #daybreakschildren

02/05/2018
Blakron

Blakron

Hey all, Blakron is a beautiful thing!

Blakron is a monthly column featured in The Devil Strip that was created to celebrate blackness in Akron. We really love our city, ALL of our city; ALL of the people in our city. Please celebrate with us. Feel free to inbox us your own photos that represent #blakron to you! Also, feel free to share your stories here. Thank you in advance. Lets keep the conversation going!

Vince Tyree Bronlynn ThurmanDarrita DavisJennifer ClineJamila OkantahAdreyan MartinJennifer ClineJennifer TolesDray Evans

Rehearsal before opening this Thursday February 8th! John Dayo-Aliya Vince Tyree
02/03/2018

Rehearsal before opening this Thursday February 8th! John Dayo-Aliya Vince Tyree

Ma'Sue Productions Vince Tyree

What a wonderful write up by Josy Jones in The Devil Strip.http://thedevilstrip.com/black-box-feb-2018/
02/03/2018
Black Box | Feb 2018

What a wonderful write up by Josy Jones in The Devil Strip.

http://thedevilstrip.com/black-box-feb-2018/

Ma’Sue Productions Reaches Higher and Takes African American Theatre to the Masses by Josy Jones Akron thrives on people who are not afraid to do. If you don’t see enough of what you want, create i…

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