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Join us on Tuesday January 20th for a special solo presentation of D Black's BLACK EXPERIENCE

David Roberts is a talented Actor/Writer and Poet and we are proud to present his solo work at MONOLODGE

In D-Black's BLACK EXPERIENCE, David tries to answer the intimate question, "What makes me proud to be me?" Through a series of coming-of-age stories and poems spanning from his birth in the 70's to his present day existence as an actor/spoken word artist, he will take you on a trip of nostalgia, inspiration, and reflection.

D-Black is a Bronx-native who has been writing and performing poetry for a number of years. Being a direct descendant of an African mother (Sierra Leone to be exact) and being born and raised in African-American surroundings has helped D-BLACK to look at his culture from “both sides of the fence”. With this background, as well as his love & experience for acting, D-BLACK has done his best to feed others with his verbal food for thought. By blending his social/psychological awareness with his urban/Afrocentric flair he tries his best to express issues that promote Black awareness and unity.

He has been doing so successfully at such venues as the Apollo, NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), the African Burial Grounds, Nuyorican Poets Café, Urban Juke Joint, Barnes & Nobles, MOCAs in Harlem, the Knitting Factory, the Bowery Poets Café, and various “Spoken Word Showcases” hosted by Hottest Poets, Inc. and For the Love of Poetry. He has been named a Regional Grand Slam Spoken Word Champion for The Great Debaters Slam 2007, Nubian Heritage Slam 2007, and an opening–act for Phyllis Yvonne-Stickney at Symphony Space in Harlem. He is also the three-time winner of the Manhattan Monologue Slam for August – November ’08 ( and finalist of the Star Project Competition for ABFF 2013 (

D-Black is currently promoting his second DVD project, MOMENT OF CLARITY. Sixteen live performances (& photo gallery) of entertaining theater fused with well-written/animated poetry. The colors that he brings add flair, shape, & poise to a simplistic yet well-profound journey. This wonderful piece of work is not to be mistaken for his first DVD project entitled, THE BLACK EXPERIENCE- the visual anthology DVD based upon his double-chapbook, "just my thoughts". The dvd consists of 12 live performances recorded at various poetry venues that are sure to captivate, provoke, and entertain. D-Black is also known for his various theatrical roles in off-Broadway plays/commercials: BLACK WALL STREET, CARMAX, & CANON 7D, just to name a few. He was featured in R ‘n B star, Tiffany Evans’ music video, “I’m Grown” and is currently starring in the off-Broadway production “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” (

To keep abreast of D-Black’s upcoming events and bookings, please join his email list at You can also visit his website:

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