2 females, 3 males full-length play 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 begin talking to her, Veralynn might finally come to know her true calling. Developed in the East West Players' Writers Group
World Premiere production - September 2022 East West Players (Los Angeles) directed by Scarlett Kim
2 females, 1 male full-length play As a superstar Black female writer on the Hollywood fast track, Leslie's career dreams are on the cusp of coming true. When her White, former classmate Andrew shows up and cries plagiarism, their confrontation becomes a lively reckoning on representation, privilege, and who gets to tell what story in this taut, biting comedy. Can anyone be justified in masking another human being's voice when correcting a wrong? Developed at Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2022
2 females full-length play A popular online political & social commentator is forced to examine her own legitimacy when agoraphobia prevents her from physically engaging in the very activism she boasts about on the internet. When a boots-on-the-ground community organizer invades her space, they must both deal with manifestations of fear arising from existing in America while Black. Is it just in their heads, or has racism come to their doorstep? Developed with Humanitas Prize Play LAplaywriting workshop, EST/LA, Oregon Shakes
World Premiere co-production Skylight Theatre Company & Playwrights' Arena Theatre (Los Angeles) directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
2 females, 2 males full-length play 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 comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the other when the other looks just like us.
Developed at Ojai Playwrights Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan New Play Lab Presented at NNPN New Play Showcase 2022 2019 Jeffry Melnick Playwright Award 2018 Blue Ink Playwriting Award
When 70s film character Carrie is your role model, your adolescence must really suck. Will Lanny grow into a well-adjusted adult who can forgive her mother's many faults? Or will she burn the whole town to the ground with telekinetic powers? A girl can dream, can't she? A play full of good music, bad memories, and the hope for a better Scott Baio. (Update: We may need to accept that Chachi is dead.)
World Premiere Playwrights' Arena Theatre (Los Angeles) directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
3 females, 5 males full-length play Sabrina Jackson cannot cope with the death of her son by a White cop. Rather than herald the Black Lives Matter movement, Sabrina retreats inward, living out a comic book superhero fantasy, played out on stage. Will Sabrina stay in this dream world or return to reality and mourn her loss?
World Premiere The Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles) directed by Robert O'Hara
Developed at Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2019 Kesselring Prize 2017Kilroys List Kennedy Center National College Theatre Festival Rosa Parks Playwriting Award Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award 2017 Princess Grace Award Runner-up
4 females, 11 males, 3 gender neutral full-length play An adaptation of The Danton Case by Stanislawa Przybyszewska's. Set in the dystopian ninth year of Trump's office... yes, ninth. Corey, leader of the New American Revolution, questions his own tactics and what it means to be a martyr when executive orders and even higher powers constantly change the rules of the fight.
Developed in a joint project of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Krakow), Playwrights' Arena Theatre (Los Angeles), and University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles)