“Thugs” Festival News

So this happened…

Kevin holding the envelope and Audience Award trophy, which was made by 3rd graders.


Okay, let me back up! It’s been a minute since you guys have heard from me, and a lot of stuff has happened. So let’s start with the craziness that is the above photograph.

On April 26th Thugs, The Musical made its west coast premiere on the opening night program of the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. And what does a packed opening night look like, you ask? Just like this!

Sold out opening night of the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival at the Downtown Independent Theater

And as if that wasn’t cool enough, later that weekend, “Thugs” took home the Audience Choice award!

In addition to Los Angeles, “Thugs” has continued to hit the festival circuit, playing the New York No Limits Film Series on May 2nd and the Tupelo Film Festival on May 19th, where it won 1st prize for Best Short Film and the Ron Tibbett Award for Best of Show!

“Thugs” Executive Producer Daresha Kyi at the Tupelo Film Festival

But let’s talk about what’s coming in the next few weeks. On June 9th, Thugs, The Musical will be screening at the Bonnaroo Art & Music Festival in Manchester, TN! Yep…WE’RE GOIN’ TO BONNAROOOOO!!! Music, comedy, hippies, and now thuggin’.

Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm. You can get all the info at the Bonnaroo website!

And finally (almost), as “Thugs” was originally born in San Francisco, it’s only appropriate that we bring “the wrongness” back home. So, I’m incredibly excited to announce that Thugs, The Musical will come to SF for the San Francisco Black Film Festival on June 15-17.

We don’t have an exact date and time, but I’ll update you guys as soon as I have a schedule.

We expect/hope to be hitting other cities in the next few months, so stay tuned!

That’s all (and probably enough) for now. Thanks for reading and, of course, thank you guys for your super-awesome support. Talk to ya again soon…for real!

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