Company One Theatre & American Repertory Theater Streaming thru June 4, 2022 PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT Stream here! In all the books that Sabrina reads to her son Tramarion, tragedy's just an origin story, something to propel the heroes into wondrous new worlds. When tragedy strikes in her own life, Sabrina launches herself into a fantastical, technicolor universe where she gets to be the hero. A high-flying adventure that refuses to be held down by the gravity at its core, Black Super Hero Magic Mama is a powerful refutation of the disproportionate expectations placed on Black mothers and their sons. Directed by Monica White Ndounou Dramaturgy by Ilana M. Brownstein and Regine Vital in collaboration with Boston Public Library, and Boston Comics in Color Festival Read the Boston Globe review here
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This audio drama is about Gina, a podcaster who hears a monster making noise outside her apartment, and Dru, a soundproofing installer who believes the noises are all in Gina’s head — until she also begins hearing them. “This is a story about two African-American women who can’t leave, can’t stay,” PRX said in press materials. “It’s about America. It’s about time.” The series will be released via Radiotopia Presents, a podcast feed and home for debut limited series from independent creators. Written by Inda Craig-Galván. Produced and directed by Gisele Regatão.
Welcome to Matteson! A suburban couple hosts a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party for their new neighbors — a couple recently (forcibly) relocated from Chicago's roughest housing project — and it's anything but welcoming. A dark intra-racial comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the "other" when the other looks just like us. Directed by Logan Vaughn
East West Players Theatre World Premiere production Opens Sept. 15, 2022 (Los Angeles).
Veralynn Jackson knows hair, her neighborhood, and that the invention of the Jheri Curl marks the end of the world. When she takes a job in Mr. Kim’s Korean-owned Black beauty supply store and the posters start talking to her, Veralynn might finally come to know her true calling. THE GREAT JHERI CURL DEBATE was developed in the East West Players’ Writers Group and was a finalist for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Directed by Scarlett Kim Dramaturgy by Alice Tuan