InSpirational Theatre Arts Company

The Positive Project "Playahz"

Artistic solutions to community pollutions!

"That Which Dwelleth In Me... January 20, 2018...TBH Theater!


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“That Which Dwelleth In Me..." stage-play by local playwright Willie Alston Jr., shows that in spite what you have heard God still delivers.

Meet Mildred Merriweather, a God fearing woman who believes that God may not be there when you want him to but he is always on time. Be amazed how Mildred’s faith is tried and tested. Watch how she holds on to the unchanging hand of God. Ms Merriweather witnesses injustice been done against her own flesh and blood. But she endures until the end and holds own to her faith that God still delivers." That which Dwelleth in Me…" is a story about not what happens to you or family but what dwells  inside of you. "That Which Dwelleth In Me..." makes the most of gospel music, praise dancing, and triumph.

Director/ Writer  Willie Alston Jr. is a graduate of the High School for Performing and Visual Arts with a major in Drama. He studied Technical Theater at Lon Morris Jr. College and has attended the University of Houston with a study in Music Theory. He taught music at Clayton Johnson Music Studio. His professional theater credits are with The Alley Theater, Jones Hall, Music Hall, and Denny Theater. Productions including “The Family Reunion,” Trees” and “ Crucifixion” under the directions of Professor Robert Simms from the Master Theatre Company. He is active in the community,  Alston is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Positive Project; a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of youth/family deterioration. Also an ordained Associate Minister and Minister of Music at Hope Faith and Charity Church where Bishop Henry L. Galloway and Bishop Althea T. Galloway are pastors. He also wrote and directed the hit Gospel Musical “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” and currently in development for the movie version entitled “Devonte” soon to begin production. His work will inspire you, make you laugh, and cry all in one night. Most of all, it will take you away from your everyday stresses and life’s clusters. And you know that we need a break sometime. 


“That Which Dwelleth in Me…” is presented by The Positive Project "Playahz" InSpirational Theatre Arts Company which was created to promote healthy quality live production via gospel plays, urban inspirational plays, gospel concerts etc. They pride their shows to be family oriented productions that inspire, uplift, and deal with truth to life events. They are serious about bring quality entertainment to the community.
“That Which Dwelleth in Me..." will be presented at The TBH Theater, 333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas 77002. Tickets will be on sale soon at tbhcenter.org and this website.  Willie Alston Jr. press kits are available upon request. He is also available for comments or interviews at 281-608-6240. 

Past Success!
The Sinister Minister

The Tour

“He did it in the dark…now she’s come to the light! Associate Pastor Julius Daemon faces the greatest challenge of his ecclesiastical life – the opportunity to become senior pastor over the largest church in the city, but he has just one obstacle to overcome –himself! What do you do when your dream fantasy turns into reality and knocks on your front door?”

The story focuses on the dark path Pastor Julius Daemon choses to embrace and the sinister aftermath to follow. Taking his internet addiction to the limit, he lives a fantasy life through an x-rated chat-room site.

His wife Tysha, leaving for a pastor’s wife conference is the perfect time for Julius and his buddy-in-sin Rosco “Road Dogg” James to surf the net and see what comes up!

What comes up is a bunch of mess…family and otherwise! The plot thickens as we learn the little secrets that come out when you let Satan in! Will the Lord be able to use this man of God? Or will his soul be devoured by…The Sinister Minister?


The Positive Project "Playahz" will present a revamped touring version of Willie Alston's "The Sinister Minister" will be held on June 10, 2017 at the TBH Theater.

Check back for showtimes!

Get Ready for the revamped version of the touring production "The Sinister Minister", June 10, 2017 at TBH! Tickets on Sale Soon! .

Past Success!

Sister Rudie Poot & The Holy Grilled

October 22, 2016

An hilarious inspirational comedy written and directed by Willie Alston, the stage-play chronicles the exploits of Ebenezer True Vine Christian Center Church of the Living God #3 and one of its most ornery members, Sister Rowdenia Poot as she contrives everything she can think of to help keep her beloved church from closing its doors for the final time due to inability to pay mortgage. With the church damaged due to a storm, Sister Poot opens up her home to the church body, allowing them to worship in her living room while the church is being repaired.

The results of a not-so-saintly past nets her a host of fair weather husbands and boyfriends, with twelve children under her roof, assisted by her oldest daughter Patrina Poot, she takes up “relations” with a never-do-well named Handy Randy who, conspiring with two neighborhood thugs Moe and Bug, plot to rob the fundraising event Rudie has been so meticulously planning and the “Gospel Rump-Roast” begins!

This event is presented by The Positive Project “Playahz” InSpirational Theatre Arts Company, a non-profit agency dedicated to the prevention of youth violence utilizing the performing and visual arts as a primary deterrent against gangs, drugs, and youth crime.

To be performed at the TBH Theater, 333 S. Jensen Drive, October 22nd, time 7PM. General admission tickets just $20 and can be purchased at www.tbhcenter.org or by calling 281-608-6240. For more information about the “Playahz” go to www.playahz.org . This project is funded in part by the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance.

Under the Pink Cloud

"Under The Pink Cloud" is a tribute piece to my daughter Cessia Woods who past away last year from a rare disease know as "Moya-Moya", which in Japanese means "Pink Clouds" due to the cloudy pink colored formations seen on the surface tissue of the brain by brain scans. This disease causes strokes and seizures and left my child frozen in place with only the ability to move her eyes. She lived like this for a year before she finally died of complications caused by the rigid condition.

I created this play to tell her story, to educate the general public about this condition which can be pre-diagnosed and with surgery, (which doctors neglected to try) could have possibly offset or reduced her symptoms.  I will be her "inner" voice. I was at her side when the major stroke hit her and watched helplessly as she screamed and cried trying to make her body respond to her brain as she slowly faded away from me.

Opening Act for Sister Rudie Poot & The Holy Grill

Show Date : April 30, 2016


Comedian The Goldenchild has always known, and it is now his motto that, "Laughter is Good for the Soul."  He is  a party-starter and energizes a room by making people smile and laugh.

He was encouraged by colleagues to pursue comedy on a professional level. Since 1993, He has worked his talent into an energetic and captive stage presence.

He has opened for the legendary O'Jays, Zapp, Lenny Williams, Shirley Murdock, Fred Hammond and many other notable entertainers. He was singled out by producers and featured in a skit with Debra Duncan on Great Day Houston show.  He is also promoted on local radio stations, Majic 102 , KTSU and others.  He has worked with Black Heritage Society, performed locally in stage plays, charity events and KTSU Gospel Brunch.

Sister Rudie Poot & The Holy Grilled

April 30, 2016

An hilarious inspirational comedy written and directed by Willie Alston, the stage-play chronicles the exploits of Ebenezer True Vine Christian Center Church of the Living God #3 and one of its most ornery members, Sister Rowdenia Poot as she contrives everything she can think of to help keep her beloved church from closing its doors for the final time due to inability to pay mortgage. With the church damaged due to a storm, Sister Poot opens up her home to the church body, allowing them to worship in her living room while the church is being repaired.

The results of a not-so-saintly past nets her a host of fair weather husbands and boyfriends, with twelve children under her roof, assisted by her oldest daughter Patrina Poot, she takes up “relations” with a never-do-well named Handy Randy who, conspiring with two neighborhood thugs Moe and Bug, plot to rob the fundraising event Rudie has been so meticulously planning and the “Gospel Rump-Roast” begins!

Featuring a special guest appearance by Bishop Althea “Queen” Galloway of Hope Faith and Charity Church, this ensemble cast is led by LaNetta Callicutt in the title role, Micah Webb as the no-good boyfriend “Handy Randy” and Ashley Hasker as the eldest daughter “Patrina Poot”. Along with supporting actors Terrie Donald, Jamie Alexander, Glenn-Anthony Whorton, and also introducing newcomers Victor Wilson, Joshua Ybarra, Gerome Hulett as “Bishop John Paul Goodheart” and a “Playahz” perennial favorite actor, singer, comedian Slappy Payne as “Brother Raghead”. Assisting the director as Stage Manager will be Cedrickia Hill who has helmed two previous productions for the “Playahz” theatre arts company with Rod’ra Donaldson doubling as Set Crew Chief and understudy. Special guest appearance by The Kingsmen Brotherhood of Hope Faith and Charity Church.

This event is presented by The Positive Project “Playahz” InSpirational Theatre Arts Company, a non-profit agency dedicated to the prevention of youth violence utilizing the performing and visual arts as a primary deterrent against gangs, drugs, and youth crime.

To be performed at the TBH Theater, 333 S. Jensen Drive, April 30th, time 7PM. General admission tickets just $20 and can be purchased at www.tbhcenter.org or by calling 281-608-6240. For more information about the “Playahz” go to www.playahz.org . This project is funded in part by the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance.


October 8, 2015
We Won!
Congratulations to "The Sinister Minister" Cast and Crew on winning a "Talli" award for "Best Original Stage-play!

December 17, 2015

Calling all Vendors!!!!

If you'll like to rent out a booth on our production day for "Sister Rudie Poot & The Holy Grilled" stage-play, email us at waajr2005@yahoo.com. NO Food can be sold but you may advertise your food company. Serious Inquiries only! Limited space is available, so act now. Your generous support will be highly appreciated. Thank You!

December 17, 2015

Attention: Business owners, Churches and Organizations:

We invite you to be a part of our productions, by placing an ad in the Souvenir Ad Booklet (Playbill). Your generous support will be highly appreciated. Limited space is available, so act now. Serious Inquiries only! Contact us for details! Thank You!


                Deadline for "Sister Rudie Poot & The Holy Grilled" Program is April 15, 2016.


Previously performed shows!

August 28, 2015

The Positive Project “Playahz” presents Willie Alston's

The Sinister Minister at the TBH Theatre.

HOUSTON, Texas – As part of their 20th year celebration of theatrical production, The Positive Project “Playahz” InSpirational Theatre Arts Company will present a unique stage-play written and directed by Willie Alston on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00PM (Saturday Matinee at 2PM), at The Talento Bilingue de Houston Theater located on 333 S. Jensen Drive. Tickets just $25 pre-sale ($30 at door).

This show hosts a phenomenally talented cast, featuring comic Slappy Payne in the lead role of “Bishop Julius Daemon”, his onstage wife “Tysha”, played by LaNetta Callicutt create a unique theatrical chemistry. Ashley Hasker plays their headstrong daughter “Kee”. The supporting cast lead by recording artists/actors Agnes “Aggie B” Balka and Terrie Donald, with Shirley Hester, Shina Epps, Glenn-Anthony Whorton, Rod’ra Donaldson and Lavern Sanders along with technical assistance by Gabby Salazar and Anita Mitchell who with Donnika Davis will perform background vocals. Cedrickia Hill, a Playahz veteran will stage manage the production and Ethel Alston, House Manager will be assisted by Margie Edwards. A Playahz icon, Cynthia Smith-Sneed returns as “The Guardian Angel” with recorded sound orchestration by Scotty Bedford and featuring Playahz newcomer Trini Green as “Satan”. The lead musician is Daniel Porter and the event will be recorded for DVD by Kelsey Tatum. “This stellar cast has taken our theatre company to a higher standard of excellence”, Willie Alston, Executive Artistic Director for The Positive Project “Playahz”, said. “I am excited about the quality of talent and commitment of all involved. For many guests that evening, it may be their first time but I feel it won’t be their last time to experience the flavor of our company.” Willie Alston will also have performing duties in the character role of “Grandpa Richards”, Tysha’s father. The production, supported in part by a grant from the City of Houston and The Houston Arts Alliance, is open to the public and will showcase local Houston talents.

“He did it in the dark…now she’s come to the light! Associate Pastor Julius Daemon faces the greatest challenge of his ecclesiastical life – the opportunity to become senior pastor over the largest church in the city, but he has just one obstacle to overcome –himself! What do you do when your dream fantasy turns into reality and knocks on your front door?”

The production supports The Positive Project “Playahz” non-profit youth programs that help at-risk youth and their families by providing positive alternatives to drugs, gangs, and youth crime. “We help them become part of the solution to the community social pollution” states Alston, himself a survivor of the streets.

For mature minded audiences. For more information on the event or to support the organization, call 281-608-6240 or log on to www.tbhcenter.org or the Playahz website at www.playahz.org

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THE POSITIVE PROJECT  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of youth violence utilizing the performing and visual arts as a primary deterrent against gangs, drugs, and youth crime. The Playahz InSpirational Theatre Arts Company, founded in 1995 developed into the core program providing an innovative way to minister to at-risk youth and their families, enlightening and encouraging communities served.


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