Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
MainStage Productions Presents

A House Is Not A Home

August 19-28

Winner of the 2022 Playwright's Festival


  • Friday, August 19 @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, August 20 @ 7:30pm

  • Sunday, August 21 @ 2:00pm

    • Talkback after this performance

  • Friday, August 26 @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, August 27 @ 7:30pm

  • Sunday, August 28 @ 2:00pm


  • On sale beginning July 4, 2022

Written by Kenyatt M. Godbolt
Winner of the 2022 Playwright's Festival

About the show...

This original play written by local playwright Kenyatt M. Godbolt is the 2022 winner of the annual Playwright's Festival, a collaboration between The Matthews Playhouse and the African American Playwrights Group (AAPG). Set in New York City in the 1990s, A House is Not a Home explores the dynamics between father and son, hip-hop culture and the consequences of divorce. As a corrections officer for the City of New York, David is struggling to accept his role in the destruction of his family and marriage. Things take a turn for the worse when David invites a female friend to live with him and his twenty-year-old son.

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  • June 20, 2022

Content advisory: This show contains adult language, mature themes and situations, sexual/intimate and drug references, and a depiction of domestic abuse.