Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Plays in Print - Two New Anthologies



And now for a bit of shameless self promotion!

I've had quite a wonderful year on the creative side and I've got news on the latest anthologies to feature my work.

Be sure to check them out and keep them in mind as stocking-stuffers for your holiday gift-giving!

THE LATTICE CRASHES
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About this Play
Unless a computer engineer in the distant future can uncover the truth about a gay bashing event in our time, the incident will be deleted from history. But no one is being honest: not the victim, not the assailant, and certainly not their mothers.  

Future-shock and culture-clash abound as the narrative brings audiences to a Historically Black College to explore paradigms of memory, forgiveness and hope. 


This play has legs now and really came to life after its workshop at The Tank. So I want to thank that creative team one more time:  Seitu Jemel Hart (Producer) Pat Golden (Director), T.C. Newman (Stage Manager) and a great cast: Juan Javier Cardenas, Bridgit Antoinette Evans, Anthony Gaskins, Renita Martin, Yvonne de Salle (Same), Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Renee Williams.



The Cast from 2010: Renee, Yvonne, Anthony, Renita, Bridgit, Jaime and Juan!


About this Anthology
I'm honored to have work in Indie Theater Now's Plays and Playwrights 2017 anthology, part of an annual series that showcases some of the favorite titles they've published over the past 12 months or so.  It's a great bargain of an e-book, with The Lattice Crashes alongside new work from J. Julian Christopher, Jessica Litwak, and more.

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ALL THAT YES WE CAN AND STUFF

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(available on Amazon)

About this Play
In this short play, black revolutionaries are planning an Obama-era protest in a secret dimension, but there may be a traitor in their midst. This narrative is inspired by Douglas Turner Ward's play, Day of Absence.  

Special thanks to the creative team that brought this one to life in 2011: Director Russell G. Jones, and cast members:  Crystal Dickinson, Laura E. Johnston and Marcus Naylor. 

Marcus, Crystal, Me, Laura and Russell!



About this Anthology
In August 2011, I was one of 6 playwrights invited to the very first season of 48 Hours in... Harlem, a theater festival that brings together a rotating roster of black playwrights, directors and actors to reimagine classics in the black theater canon.  Flash forward a few years and that festival is entering its 7th season, has an Obie under its belt and just launched a new sister series in The Bronx.

This is the first of what I believe will be be many publications made possible by the awesome team at Harlem9.  So I'm honored to be in this first anthology, alongside the artists from seasons 1 and 2!

More Soon
I do have one more project with a publishing commitment I was hoping to announce before the end of the year, but it looks like that will be a 2017 surprise.

So that's it for now.

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Merry Happy Best Wishes and Much Respect!