Dionté and Khai Do Dinner
In Dionté and Khai Do Dinner, Dionysus and Pentheus are not god and king, but rather a new-in-town Black professor and his nosy White neighbor. When Penn invites Dionté and his wife Khai to dinner, he soon discovers that his forward-thinking guests might be more than he bargained for, as their civilized conversation quickly devolves into a less-than-civil war of words. Inspired by Anne Carson's translation of Euripides' The Bakkhai.
In 1965, even after the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, millions of black folks in the South were still unregistered to vote because of racial terrorism. Lowndes County in Alabama was a model for such disenfranchisement. Not one black person had registered to vote in a county where blacks outnumbered whites 4:1. Lowndes imagines two SNCC members canvassing the county to encourage terrified residents to register.
Who gets to define terrorism is at the heart of Sanctuary, which follows the story of Yaghoub, a young man on the run from authorities who searches for sanctuary in a Catholic Church. While Yaghoub is searching for sanctuary, his wife, Samira, is interrogated by the police.
In a dystopian world, five female clones arrive for their daily work in a laundry facility. This work is routine for all except one, who struggles to fulfill her duties. On this particular day, a rumor of a selection process and a disturbing event from the night before, have them excited. As the play progresses, however, their excitement turns to fear, as lives are lost and escape becomes key.
Snake, Busy, and Gilly are regular folks by day, or so it would seem. Follow these three losers as they plot to use their lame superpowers to take down some superheroes and become celebrated supervillains.
1W 2(Any Gender)
A woman is just looking forward to snuggling into bed for a good night's sleep when she is visited by a monster who has another idea in mind. This fun little play is all about joy and some good music.
3 Monologues (Summer's Welcome; Pity-Wanting Pain; and, Mirror, Mirror)
1M 2(Any Gender)
Inspired by Shakespeare's Sonnets 56, 62, and 140, these three monologues capture the broken-hearted, lost love, longing, and a little narcissism.