HOW TO CATCH CREATION

A wrongly convicted man is released from prison after 25 years. As he settles into a new life he begins the quest to become a father. Spanning more than 40 years, this play explores family, connection, parenthood, and right to start over. 

THE BRIDGETTE HOBBS CONNECTION

When Bridgette begins listening to old surveillance tapes of her parents she has no idea what it will unearth about her mom's disappearance - or that it will lead to her own. 

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1896: A father and son board a ship heading for Africa on a mysterious mission with an opinionated young woman. On the open sea, an unexpected detour resurrects family secrets and reveals true intentions, fundamentally changing the course of their journey and their lives forever.

THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY

Simone The Believer, a popular internet guru, launches a campaign to convince Black Americans to return to an Oregon city that was rebuilt without them after a devastating fire. She assembles a small group of converts, but real world conflict quickly confronts her real world quest. The locals threaten to chase her out, most of her digital followers are unwilling to uproot, and personal struggles shake her faith. Determined to create a flesh and bone community, Simone triggers a violent act with the hope that it will ignite a migration.

HOW TO CATCH CREATION

 
 
 
 
 

BLACKTOP SKY

Klass, a homeless, young Black man, sets up residence in the courtyard of a housing project where Ida Peters lives. Triggered by a fatal confrontation between a local street vendor and the police, Klass and Ida quickly develop a precarious bond against the backdrop of a restless neighborhood. Inspired by the Greek myth “Leda and the Swan,” Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence, and seduction.

 

MAN IN LOVE

1936. A metropolis divided by segregation and struck by economic turmoil. Rent parties rage above, while men hungry for work and love roam the streets. In this concrete jungle, a series of black female bodies turn up and a pattern emerges. Reactions vary across the city — hot-tempered ex-con Walker remains oblivious; Darlynn is anxious, but then again, she’s always anxious; and her neighbor Paul Pare Jr., a young, charming black man stays cool. Man in Love examines a world of quiet desperation in hard times, where a criminal and his victims can get lost in the crowd.

 

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