In celebration of Black History Month, the Pyramid Theatre Company is excited to announce the launch of a new “Create Black History at DMACC” event in Des Moines, with support from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), the DMACC Diversity Commission and the DMACC Urban Campus Student Activities Council. 

The one-day “Create Black History at DMACC” event kicks off at 11 a.m. on Thur., Feb. 29, at the DMACC Urban Campus in Des Moines, and will feature two performances of “The Meeting,” a one-act play that depicts an imagined conversation between Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr., and Malcolm X, as well as a variety of presentations, a docuseries screening, delicious food and live music.

There is no cost to attend the “Create Black History at DMACC” event, but free-will donations at the event will be welcomed as a fundraiser for Iowa Juneteenth and a Back2School Drive for non-traditional college students.

“We’re thrilled to work with DMACC to bring our local community together for this special event,” said Napoleon Douglas, Pyramid Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. “Having a play that tells stories from the past as we share our own experiences and move into the future together is a perfect way to end Black History Month.”

The “Create Black History at DMACC” schedule on Thur., Feb. 29, is as follows:​

  • 11 a.m., Doors open at the DMACC Urban Campus, Bldg. #7 Student Life and STEM Center, 1144 7th Street, Des Moines (view map). 

  • 11 a.m., First presentation of “The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson, produced by Pyramid Theatre Company and DMACC, followed by a talk back.

  • 6 p.m., Screening of The Heart Health Docuseries, presented by Heart 2 Heart, a docuseries featuring five Black Iowans who share their personal stories and heart health journeys, and clinicians also provide their input from a medical standpoint. This screening will be followed by a talk back.

  • 7 p.m., Second presentation of “The Meeting​” by Jeff Stetson, produced by Pyramid Theatre Company and DMACC, followed by a talk back.

  • 7 p.m., Performance from Bridges 2 Harmony Gospel Choir​​ from Theodore Roosevelt High School, directed by Alexander Gray.

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Pyramid Theatre Company is a non-profit organization and Des Moines’ only Black Theatre. Since 2015, Pyramid has proudly presented and produced the works of Black playwrights to the local community. The mission of Pyramid Theatre Company is to provide a gateway to the arts for the Des Moines community by illuminating the presence of Black artists in the theatre canon and providing a means of artistic expression to emerging Black voices.

Contact: Napoleon Douglas, Artistic Director, Pyramid Theatre Company,