. . .Or Does It Explode? provides poetic, thought-provoking, and frequently confrontational language in its journey though the psychic and social conditions and contradictions of the contemporary Black urban male experience. Directed by John Dayo Aliya, this show includes dramatic vignettes utilizing music, poetry, and traditional theatrical forms. The play relays stories gathered from men ages 16-35 in Akron, Ohio. The stories were turned into a play by co-writers John Dayo Aliya and John Smith.