Created Equal Film & Arts Series

"One Drop of Love" Theatrical Production

The Black Theatre Troupe and the CSRD bring "One Drop of Love" to Arizona for a limited engagement! 

"One Drop of Love" is a multimedia solo performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni that uses the ever-changing racial categories on the U.S. Census as the historical backdrop to this interactive show. Throughout, the audience is asked to participate in defining and redefining these categories for themselves and one another. Cox DiGiovanni parallels this history with her own, and her family’s search for roots, identity and for justice. Audiences will travel from the 1700s to the present, to cities around the U.S., and to West and East Africa, to pursue more truth – leading to more justice – and then, perhaps to LOVE.

Each performance will be followed by a discussion that will provide theatergoers with the opportunity to reflect on their experience and openly and critically engage about race and racism, class, gender, identity and our history.

There are four performances of "One Drop" and Cox DiGiovanni will lead a FREE, public workshop.

Ticket Deals!

Thursday, 4/26 10 a.m. show: Special for youth, families, and seniors, pay what you can at the door! First come, first served. (No online sales)

Receive $5 off tickets for all other shows when you enter coupon code bttsub. See the "Show Ticket Information" tab for more informaiton.

About Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni:

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni PhotoAward-winning playwright, actor, producer and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is currently touring the one-woman show she wrote and performes in, "One Drop of Love." Fanshen is also head of strategic outreach at Pearl Street Films. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, and holds a bachelor of arts in Spanish and education, a master of arts in TESOL and a master of fine arts in acting and performance. She serves on the boards of Mixed Roots StoriesThe Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Project Greenlight Digital Studios.

"One Drop of Love" is a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in pursuit of truth, justice and LOVE. 

The show is 1 hour and 10 minutes and includes a post-show discussion and Q&A. "One Drop" is appropriate for ages 12 and above, as it deals with purposely raw content. 

"One Drop of Love" Performance Schedule:

Thursday, April 26, 10 a.m. (Special show for youth, families, and seniors)
Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.

Ticket Deals:

Thursday, 4/26 10 a.m. show: Special for youth, families, and seniors, pay what you can at the door! First come, first served. (No online sales)

Receive $5 off your ticket when you enter coupon code bttsub for all other shows.Tickets are sold through The Black Theatre Troupe website.

Tickets on sale now!



Join us for a creative writing and performance workshop led by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni creator of "One Drop of Love!"

In this interactive workshop, participants will work to come to a common understanding of current terms and concepts regarding race, class and gender. Participants will engage in creative writing, presentation and complete a short form visual narrative representing their own and other’s perceptions of their intersecting identities. Group discussion will generate feedback that will provide opportunities for future development of a project as well as explore identity, intersectionality, privilege and using storytelling in the pursuit of social justice.

Free | Open to the Public | Space is limited, register today!


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The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034


The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center/The Black Theatre Troupe, Inc. is located on E. Washington between 13th and 14th Streets. For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.


The parking spaces immediately in front of the theater are designated for vehicles with disabled license plates or placards. General parking is available in the parking lot west of the theater, on Washington Street (# 1 on map below). Additional parking is available in the lot on the southwest corner of 13th St. & E. Washington St. (# 2 on map). 
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Public Transportation:

The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center/Black Theatre Troupe is easily accessible by public transportation including light rail and bus. The venue is located near the 12th St./Washington Light Rail Station (westbound), and one block south is the 12th St./Jefferson Light Rail Station (eastbound). For more information about public transportation options, visit the Valley Metro:

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00pm

Black Theatre Troupe
The Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix