Ashanti is a five-month pregnant large animal vet. When a blow to the head while performing an ultrasound on a pregnant horse causes her to see images of her ancestors, she is forced to face her past to move into the future.
Directed by Kyle Haden Dramaturgy TJ Young
WELCOME TO MATTESON! New Jersey Repertory Company World Premiere Sept. 28 - Oct. 29, 2023 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.
When racism and oppression manifest in a scary, physical form, a social media influencer and a boots-on-the-ground activist form a complex bond of friendship to help each other survive. The play, first drafted in workshop with the Humanitas Play L.A. Prize, explores the effects of a never-ending barrage of trauma on the women who are continually looked at to lead a movement of resistance and change. What happens when there's no more outside space for the growing monster that is American racism? Directed by Reva Stover