Slave Play

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor plantation in the breeze, in the cotton fields . . . and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the master’s house. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip’s fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary’s big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is . . .

 

Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1

Xander Xyst is a porn star. Yes, that porn star. The one you’re always hearing about. The one you fantasize about when you’re all alone. The one you imagine you are when you’re not. Tonight, he's on a date with Michael. They met online. Downtown, there’s Matthew, “Matt.” Matt is Xanders' brother. He's trying to start a band with Lena. They also just met tonight. Told over one night in Los Angeles and incorporating songs scored.

Daddy

In Jeremy O. Harris’ searing new play, “Daddy,” Franklin (Ronald Peet), a young black artist on the verge of his first show, meets Andre (Alan Cumming), an older white art collector, and before long their feverish link deepens into an irresistible bond. But when Franklin’s Christian mother, Zora (Charlayne Woodard), decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a battle of wills with Andre over the soul of the man they both call baby. Basquiats and Birkins, gospel and pop, and fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in this deeply surreal exploration of intimacy and identity.

 

N Words In Paris

In an unnamed cafe in Paris, a young black playwright discusses the lives led by young black Americans with three Parisians as Josephine Baker (or is it Nina Simone? Maybe Beyonce...) sing in a cabaret and Kanye West tells us the story of "how niggas got white palms."

Norf

This play is an excerpted and abstracted piece of a larger play that is still in development. The play was performed in November 2014 at Dixon Place.