Blood may be thicker than water, but if anything can sever a family bond, years of inbreeding and brutal violence will certainly do the trick. In his play, Raising Cane, Stephen Cedars tells the story of one family in particular, whose peculiar ceremonies and unconventional moral code often lead to disastrous and disturbingly amusing results. […]
It would seem that the worst possible outcome in any crisis would be the loss of a life. However near death experiences yield their own set of surprising complications, both physical and emotional. In his new play Shock/Trauma, playwright Evan Crump explores the dark side not of death, but of survival, as a couple struggles […]
The Hair Chronicles
It may seem like a mere mesh of fibers, follicles and proteins attached to our heads, but according to playwrights Nileah Bell, Mary Nyingi and Michelle Whittaker hair is monumentally more than that.
A Year of Giving
If ever a man knew how to turn lemons into an ice cold pitcher of delicious, thirst quenching, lemonade it’s Reed Sandridge. The beginning of his story is familiar, cliché even – man loses job, struggles to find work, questions his place in the world. The ending less common – said man copes with unemployment […]
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Clearly named after the magnum opus of spoken word artist Gil Scott-Heron, one might assume Faruq Hussein Bey’s, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a play based on the life of the legendary poet. It is not.
Whatever the connection between wealth and happiness truly is, playwright Emily Daly reminds us that it’s complicated.