List of Plays
The text of a play is the beginning of an experience. It is the "before" of theatre. Here are my skeletons, my scaffolding, my stock.
Not In This Room
2 M, 4 W
Abdullah, a faithful and devoted family man comes home from his honeymoon and everything, absolutely everything has changed. Jamillah, who was disowned for being queer, has returned and Fatimah has changed. How can family still be family when the family has abandoned all that holds them together?
There is Something in a Clock Face (formerly Hotel Harare)
Minana comes home after being inAmerica for 5 years. She decides to throw a party. How was America? What areyou going to do next? Is it a Homecoming or Homegoing party? Either way Minanahas a single answer for all the questions. There is Something in a ClockFace asks what happens when you get your freedom and you find it’s notwhat you imagined.
Rum For Sale
2 W 3 M
Inspired by a selection of Chris Ofili’s paintings, Rum for Sale follows C. Max Tate, and his wife, Nikki, to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Max believes he is to take over The Lime Bar and Distillery his grandfather left him. But oopsie-daisy, the property was actually left to the other grandson C. Aufidius Tate. So there was some sloppy record keeping and of course, neither Tate is willing to give up easily. Where rum is involved, yes, there are often battle lines to draw, heartbreak and despair but oh it's nothing but sweet paradise going down.
Pretty dancers in flower dresses. Stew and his new family move to a new area. It’s going to be so much better. Stew gets a hire rank in his line of work. And Gladys and Stew have a new baby. Everything is perfect, at least should be perfect… until there is a party and the town deputies get out of control. Look more pretty dancers, while Dixon tries to tell us something. Thomas and Harriett try their best to give a lecture. Then we’re all watching while a bad guy gets what he deserves and Dixon keeps talking while the pretty girls dance and dance and dance. Clay is a new panoramic play about how the things we hate the most started out as something we loved.
Night of Power
4 W 1 M
A coming of age/family drama that investigates how the very institutions that were built to save us, fail us and fall apart. We spend the night with the Salaams, an African American Muslim family in Houston, Texas (1989) as they celebrate the 27th day of Ramadan. A hurricane hits while the Salaams come to terms with their darkest secrets.
Boricelli’s in the Afternoon
Long Ago A Bridge Was Burnt
Numbers for Light
Trying to see Stars in the Middle of Times Square
Video Clare or I C U CLRLY