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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see"

-Edgar Degas

Plays

 

Full-Length Plays

 

ENDANGERED SPECIES

3 males, 3 females, 1 either/or

Comedy

 

The Williams family is the last Black family left in America. To survive they have disowned their Blackness. During the Month of Others, Little Emma experiences the calling. Her dormant Blackness has awakened and is trying to claim her as a Black woman. The calling leads her to the basement (aka The Heart of Darkness) where a griot lives that is preserving Black culture. Will Little Emma expose her family for the Black people they really are? Or will the Williams family lose there daughter to a forgotten culture?

 

 

OUR PRECEDENT

4 males, 3 females, 1 either/or

Drama

 

Under the media’s scrutiny after sharing his opinion about an ongoing trial concerning the death of an unarmed Black teen. America’s first Black President is at war with himself. Should the President put the woes of his fellow Black community first, or does his newly bestowed privilege make “his people”, the majority that has oppressed his own. Our Precedent follows a man at ends with his country, companions, and himself in the pursuit of justice for all.

 

 

WILLIE RICHARD JOHNSON

5 males

Drama

 

How big is the biggest Black cock in the world? There's a sideshow way out in the cotton fields of the south where the biggest Black snake roams free. Five Black men arrive to see this show in hopes of proving the worth of their humanity isn't hanging between their legs. 

 

One Act Plays

 

THE SAINT AND THE SINNER

2 males

Dark Comedy

 

Over the course of two weeks, the play takes you through the unfortunate meetings of Damien, a lighting designer, and Marshall, a Macy’s Sales Associate. Showing that being gay isn’t enough of a common bond to begin the most basic of human interactions, conversation.

 

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