The Monkey Trap by Melia's Papa

No Sour Grapes

November 27, 2009
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I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it. ~  Franklin Delano Roosevelt to a group of reformers?

Though the juries still out on Obama,
there is one thing I can say for sure
We’re not stepping up.
We’re not in the streets, we’re not protesting.
We’re not taking a stand. Not like they did in the sixties.

Don’t get it twisted.  Obama let us know all along that it was all about you… If we don’t collectively step up, no sour grapes at the end of his term.


So in the big scheme of things, what do you think Obama’s role is?
Rebuild ties with the world community with engaged diplomacy?
Retire the Bush Doctrine?
Lead us into a color blind society?
Or at least a new era of tolerance?
Usher in the green economy?
Put us on a path to eliminate nuclear weapons?
Solve our Health Care mess?  Insure all Americans?

I say this in recognition that we are undergoing a shift.  Obama didn’t make the shift.  The shift made Obama.  If this is true, what did the shift make Obama to do?

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OBIZZLE: The Solo Performance Debuts Dec. 1st

November 27, 2009
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OBIZZLE is a solo performance that shows an exploration of Melia’s Papa’s roots and family ties triggered by the ascendancy of Obama. There are so many opinions on Obama and his Presidency, it can make one’s head spin. Melia’s Papa explores his own lineage and what it says about his understanding of who Barack Obama really is.

My show will be one of five 20 minute solo performances that were developed in Kamau Bell’s solo performance theater workshop. Cost is $10.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 7-9p
StageWerx Theater
533 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA

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    About Melia’s Papa

    Brotha from the Bay - Papa of his Inspiration - Solo Performer