Actor/director Kenny Dozier has set up shop as resident theater instructor and artistic director at East Nashville’s Village Church, where he’s designed a new stage that transforms the pulpit into a performance space for the secular actors. Dozier’s own production company continues as an active entity, but the church itself will also sponsor live theater, such as this double bill of Shay Youngblood’s children’s play and the essential entry in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, both of which have been running on Saturdays in celebration of Black History Month. Youngblood’s Amazing Grace is an adaptation of a book by Mary Hoffman, about an imaginative 11-year-old black girl who loves to perform but is denied the role of Peter Pan in a school theatrical. Dozier first directed this work locally in summer 2009 at Lakewood Theatre. Here he works with a new all-youngster cast of 11, with 10-year-old Zorrianna Johnson in the lead. Wilson’s Jitney is particularly historical, because it was the very first play written in the playwright’s epic decalogy about the 20th century African-American experience. The place and time is Pittsburgh in the 1970s, the setting a taxi dispatch office, which serves as a familiar hangout for gypsy cabbies and neighborhood folks, but is to soon undergo the urban-renewal wrecking ball. Dozier’s cast features Joel Diggs, Pierre Johnson, Adarian Lherisson, Cortez Lee and five others. This weekend marks the shows’ final performances.