The Brenda Blackmon Project
The Brenda Blackmon Project

Upcoming Events:

August 26th 2017- Hosted by S.A.A.D.V., Service Advocates Against Domestic Violence 


October 24, 2015 @ 7 pm - Living In The Black, the stage play will be at the Historic Gem Theatre in Kansas City, MO click on this eventbrite link to get tickets! A portion of proceeds will go to SAFEHOME and to KCCAVE.


May 8, 2015 - Session 1: Living In The a Black Panel Discussion 4:00pm Evansville Central Library, Browning Room A/B. Local leaders from the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, YWCA and Law Enforcement will discuss, "What is being done to stop the cycle of domestic violence in your community.

May 9, 2015 - Living In The Black, the stage play 7:00 pm Henderson Fine Arts Center in Henderson, KY. This is a Theatrical Musical that depicts the consequences of the silence of domestic violence and teaches how to recognize the signs of abuse early on. It will inspire others to tell their story and to see domestic violence differently.

Living In The Black is a gritty and very honesty story about the silence of domestic violence. Ultimately, love overshadows it. The pain and shame and guilt we feel when it happens to us causes us to brush it under the rug and as a result no one wants to talk about and the cycle continues. My story teaches how not to avoid the signs of an abusers and will prevent spiraling downward. Courage is powerful because cruelty disappears in its presence. 


The play Living In The Black Bites at your heart and changes how you see domestic violence.
We should get out of our own way and let our experience change the heart of others who may be stuck in an abusive relationship.


Not coming forward and speaking out about your experience festers pain. It also creates a negative energy around us and affects everything we do. Begin the conversation by visiting my Guest Book and sharing your story. DVD's for the play are available at and you can order the book here


Live Production of the stage play, Living In The Black

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The Kansas City Gem Theater welcomes the hit stage play, Living In The Black. The musical stage play starts at 7pm on October 24th. This is our second city stage production, we hope to bring this to other cities! The contributing agency is SAFE HOME.


"Living In The Black"

 Stage Play Trailer

Our first Theatrical Stage Play, Living In The Black, took place on May 9th, in Henderson, KY at the Henderson Fine Arts Center. With contributing agency, the Albion Fellows Bacon Center


Brenda featured in Courier Press article about her Musical to address speaking up about domestic violence.


Brenda appeared on WNIN to discuss her breaking the silence.

Panel Discussion Session #1
Panel Discussion Session..pdf
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Evansville Panel Discussion Session #1

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This is an explosive scene from the Stage Play Living In The Black! With Brookelle Bailey and Michael Vance. This story bites at your heart and changes how you see domestic violence.

Author of Living In The Black

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