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AFTC, Inc. is excited to present “Miss Dessa” during the 2019 MOJA Arts Festival.

Written by Shirley Hardy-Leonard

Directed by Art Gilliard

The production features Juanita B. Greene as Ardessa Warnette, the custodian of the properties and also the person chosen to care for young Gene Warnette, played by Joshua Tolbert, a Senior Theatre major at Charleston County School of the Arts.

Also featured are Jacqueline B. Odom-Mickle as Amanda Pace, the very religious older sister of the Warnette clan (who is totally into her church,) and Saralyn Ortiz, as Althea Long, who wants nothing to do with her or the church. Also included in the cast is Buddy Long, Althea’s husband, played by Domonique Henry and John Fordney, the handsome and athletic plant worker, played by Keith H. Alston who also brings to life Deacon Stamps


Shows are on the following dates, and tickets can be purchased at the link below!

Thursday, September 26th @ 8pm

Friday, September 27th @ 8pm

Saturday, September 28th @4pm

Sunday, September 29th @6pm

At the Historic Dock Street Theatre


AFTC's 2019 Piccolo Spoleto production of "The Bluest Eye" was an absolute success! We would like to thank everyone who supported us and this talented cast.

Arthur Gilliard, AFTC, Inc. Founder, Artistic Director
Arthur Gilliard, AFTC, Inc. Founder, Artistic Director


As always, your support helps ensure that our professional productions and enriching educational initiatives continue for many years to come.

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Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.

Post Office Box 20130

Charleston, South Carolina 29413-0130


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