PASTOR WILLIE'S NEW CHURCH
Genre: Drama 4M 3F 120 mins.
The Great Recession of 2010 costs Willie his job and his home. When his friend Jay convinces him to open a church despite not being qualified to preach, little does Willie know that would ultimately threaten his relationship with his girlfriend Kathy and end his friendship with Jay.
DC Black Theatre and Arts Festival (2019 New Works Reading Series
- Dir. Ronal Stepney
Workshop (2014) (2012)
Genre: Musical Historical Drama 22 +M 8+ F 16 original songs 80 mins
This story follows Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his betrayal, crucifixion, and resurrection.
Workshop (2018) (2017)
RE-NAMING SHAIM (formerly Shh…AIM!)
Genre: Drama 8+ F 90 mins.
Women navigate the unresolved trauma of childhood sexual abuse and try to make sense of their fractured world as they contend with issues of naming, victim shaming, identity, grief, and recovery.
National Black Theatre Festival: The Garland Lee Thompson Readers Theatre - Dir. Nana Malaya Rucker-Oparabea (2019)
Workshop: Virginia State Players - Dir. Jacqueline Burlesson, PhD.(2014 )
HANDEL'S MESSIAH: AN INTERPRETATION
Genre: Interpretational Oratorio 20+M&F 90 mins
This classic is reworked using chants, jazz, contemporary gospel, praise and African dance, spoken word, and of course classical rendering as a nod to the original.
THE STILETTOS MONOLOGUES
Genre: Monologues 3+F 75 mins.
Stories about women and their shoes; and shoes and their issues! Stories of love and heartbreak; identity and power.
Accepted to: Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Readers Theatre (2020);
CHRISTMAS BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Genre: Musical Drama 9+M 8+F 16 original songs 90 mins
God chose Mary for divine duty - baring His son Jesus. However, Mary's life takes a terrible turn when neither her parents or her fiancé, Joseph believe her story of immaculate conception! But, divine intervention helps Mary and Joseph reconcile, and later helps the family escape to Egypt thus saving the baby Jesus from Herod's tyrannical killing of all boys two years old and younger!
Genre: Drama 3+ F 2M 90 mins
A woman'd decision to leave the marital home, and her unforeseen pregnancy brings the marriage to a broil.
Reading: Richmond Playwright Forum (2020)
WERE YOU THERE?
Genre: Drama 6 M/F 45 mins
A narrator questions ordinary people about their complicity in the narrative of Jesus' crucifixion.
Genre: Historical Drama 13+M 2+F 60 mins
A dramatic depiction of the traditional Easter story.
Genre: Historical Fiction 7+F 2+M 30 mins
From emancipation to the presidency, this play shows how African Americans have always used faith to achieve what may look as impossible goals.
THE COMFORT CLUB
Genre: Satire 3F 1M 10 mins
One man's application to join a members-only club causes the group to question their mission statement.
Genre: Satire 4M 2F 30 mins
A President goads dis-satisfied governors to conduct their threat of a referendum with dire results.
GRACE'S AFTERLIFE BEAUTY SALON
Genre: Satire 3F 2M 45 mins
A funeral director creates an infomercial for her over the top funeral business.