The 70% Club- Oprah Winfrey, The New York Times, and ABC Nightline have all reported that 70% of black women are single. But this group of friends never thought they would be part of the statistic. As they prepare one friend for I Do and another for divorce; secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to derail the wedding. As they each struggle to hold on to their relationships the women cant help but wonder if its even possible to find lasting love, especially for a black woman? The 70% Club offers a fresh and contemporary look at the issues faced in relationships, dating, and marriage. The 70% Club was accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival and the D.C. Fringe Festival. It was made into a feature length film which was the 2009 Best Feature Winner at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville and is distributed by Maverick Entertainment.
Mary McCallum will discuss her foray into playwriting, producing and touring (and filmmaking!) with the dramedy THE 70% CLUB. Q &A session will follow. Suggested audiences: College/University Departments (Theatre, Creative Writing/English, Film Studies, Black Studies, Women Studies and more); Girl's Night Out; Writing Groups, General Theatre Audience
Mary McCallum founded SistaStyle Productions in 2001 and serves as both Artistic Director and Executive Producer. She received her B.S. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. Her theatre acting credits include THE MOUNTAINTOP, FLY, GIRL!, THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL, NEVER BEEN HOME, WAITIN' 2 END HELL, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE STORY, LYSISTRATA, THE DESIRE, PRETTY FIRE, LONG TIME SINCE YESTERDAY, LOUIE AND OPHELIA, HUNGER IN PARADISE, DANCE ON WIDOW'S ROW and CRY IT OUT. She has also appeared in several films & T.V. One’s Fatal Attraction. Writing highlights: Her play SINGLEVILLE was a winner of the D.C. Black Theatre Festival One Act Battle and was a mainstage selection for the National Black Theatre Festival. Her play SIX TRIPLE EIGHT took top prize at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. The movie version of SingleVille (writer, co-director, actress) won several awards in 2018 including Best Feature at the Twin Cities Black Film festival and the International Black Film Festival. CHASING JEREMY was a screenplay winner at the British Urban Film Festival and a finalist at the Urban World Film Festival. In 2019, she was a winner of the “Women Who Rock Nashville” award for the arts. In 2020, she was selected as librettist for Nashville Opera’s first mainstage commission ONE VOTE WON.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $250. We can work with budgets for HCBUs or programs with limited resources/special circumstances.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $400/day plus travel expenses.
Email us and we will connect you with Mary McCallum to discuss arrangements/budget.