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Leslie, a young "millennial," tries to relax in the backyard of her newly acquired Bed-Stuy brownstone in Brooklyn just as Douglass Frederick, a long-time resident of the neighborhood, brings out his boombox and sets up his barbecue grill next door. Can neighbors, new and old, bridge the fences that divide them
In 1960’s rural Mississippi, a traveling, insecure salesman, Alcyde Moses, attempts to sell his latest invention, a spin machine, at the town’s annual fair. He promises this machine speeds up the energy vortices in the human body which leads to better health and even enlightenment. He happens upon a farm/ boarding house run by the stern and overprotective Joseph, his compassionate but sickly wife, Berniece and their two grown children, Joe Jr. and Sapphira.
The play discusses themes of enlightenment, health, evolution, multidimensionality, and of course love and relationships.
Looking for a short, thought-provoking podcast for your ride to work? Check out our latest in-house podcast, Life & Anth with Zoomcatchers vet, Lily Forrester. Utilizing her expertise in Anthropology, Lily weaves complex anthropology webs in 15 minutes, engaging with domestic stories people care about. Check out the first episode, “A Tale of Two Wellesleys”, on YouTube and Spotify!
A volatile young poet accidentally shoots and kills a “pillar of the community.” He realizes he’s the victim of The Black Bullet Dichotomy but before he can expose it, he gets shot through the head, but he doesn’t die. He goes into a coma where he’s led by a Spiritual Guide to the mystical city of Utopia, MS. Martyrs of the dichotomy like the Spirit of Tupac Shakur, and ancestors like the Spirit of Harriet Tubman explain the dichotomy to him. He experiences an awakening. He sits up in his casket at his own funeral to denounce the hypocrisies of the dichotomy. But what about the zealots out to take revenge on him for killing an innocent man? What will become of this poet with a message of love for the world? Will he live long enough to Expose the Black Bullet Dichotomy?
1920, in glorious New Orleans and a new man (white gangster), Johnny “Pretty boy” Clement is invited by Madame Lulu to help her get her failing finances together. Madame Lulu has a harem of 9 beautiful Octoroons that makes her establishment a much-wanted and valued whorehouse in the city of New Orleans.
For 400 years, scholars have debated this mystery and searched for the truth…who really wrote Shakespearean plays? Shakespeare Over My Shoulder ponders this mystery with four likely contenders at centerstage. They reconnoiter at the Mermaid Tavern in 1593, as the bubonic plague rages through London.
Set in Harlem in 1955, the play is based on Harry “Black Panther” Willis, a renowned boxer in the early 20th century who held the Colored World Heavyweight Championship title three times. Historians consider Wills to be the most egregious victim of the color line and will always be remembered for the fight, he never fought.
Hell, California is an anthology series created by Christian Elder; developed by a team of six writers meeting virtually since the beginning of the pandemic. It primarily takes place in a mysterious, mythical California border town called Hell. Each episode is a standalone tale of hardboiled crime fiction, casting a light on the human condition through stories about greed, lust and murder.
This series highlights practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Our goal is to give our audience insights into the process of people from our communities and to share viewpoints about our collective spaces.