The African American Arts Alliance was founded in 1991 by Mark Brown to promote the arts created by persons of the African Diaspora and serves the University of Pennsylvania student body in diversification through theatre.

Welcome to the official website of the African American Arts Alliance (4A) at Penn. Feel free to look around and get to know us! 

Upcoming Show!
Each Day Forward, an original production and collaboration with African Rhythms
December 6 and 7, 2013
Iron Gate Theatre 
3700 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 
Regardless of our age or our life circumstances, we all have to make the conscious decision to grow up. It's imperative that we own up to our adult responsibilities so that we can contribute to the communities that raised us. Prince Ikenna has to make this commitment as he comes of age amidst one of those politically hostile situations created by adults that could really be solved by uncomplicated, childlike thinking. This is not only the story of his individual maturation, but also that of a nation that must glean direction from their past in order to propel themselves into a more positive future.