Four plays on the hard edge -  
  East Berlin, West Berlin. 
  
Selma March. 

  Zelda Fitzgerald and Zora Neale Hurston. 

  Autistic and neurotypical.

What Price Reparations?
Love, Race, and 1965

In this full-length play, set in 1965, a White boy and a Black girl fall in love only to discover his ancestor owned her ancestor. Does he owe her more than his love? Should he pay her college loans? Should he go to the Selma March?Don’t worry about sounding professional. Sound like you. There are over 1.5 billion websites out there,

J D Salinger in East Berlin: Anatomy of a Friendship

In this sardonic, searing play, it's 1989. In East Berlin, dissident Frank Mueller and American journalist Morgan Conway relive the day Frank and thousands of others protested the Berlin Wall. The day Frank was crippled, the day Morgan's photo of the Stasi beating Frank went around the world. The Wall opened, the Stasi are gone, but do Frank and Morgan deserve applause? Spectres of a Stasi past and a Nazi past appear. Maybe they should have heeded Salinger: “I'm sick, sick, sick, of everyone who wants to get somewhere, do something.” 


October 14, 2019

Zora and Zelda: The Harlem Renaissance Confronts The Great Gatsby

In 1925, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald are invited to a dinner celebrating Harlem Renaissance writers. The inviters, insisting that Jay Gatsby is Black, ask Scott to write about Negroes, in particular to oppose lynching. Scott refuses, though Zelda and Zora Neale Hurston find a deep connection. Zora urges Zelda to leave the physically and emotionally abusive Scott. Tragically, Zelda cannot.
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