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"Mondo Tragic" investigates how shockumentaries from the 60' and 70's shaped a biracial man's racial journey. When he becomes captivated by the prospect of documenting the life of Rachel Dolezal, he is forced to reckon with memory and fantasy, truth and illusion, Blackness and Africaness. "Mondo Tragic" is a genre-bending, multi-media piece exploring form to find the truth”—National Black Theatre
National Black Theatre, 2019 Workshop Production:
Directed by Miranda Haymon
Music by Omar Zubair
Cast: Jesse Reid, Christopher Brown, Chrystal Stone, Ben Chase
Set Design: Emmie Finckel
Lighting Design: Cha See
Falls For Jodie
Inspired by the months before John Hinckley's attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, "Falls For Jodie" is an imagined account of his strange partnership with a concierge at a hotel next to the Yale campus where John attempts to woo the affections of his child-star crush.
Pornplay; Or, Blessèd Are The Meek
"A slave buries a stone-carved small idol that reminds him of his African history. Forward a hundred plus years when an African American workman uncovers it on the grounds of a former plantation. We are in the world of Pornplay, where the mansion has become a location for a thriving porn business, and the inhabitants grapple viciously for the power and money the films bring in. Betrayal, infidelity and brutality thrive in Eric Micha Holmes’s dark and bitterly funny story of survival of the fittest in this new America."—Stephen Willem, from MCC Theaters' Playlab series.
1 black woman, 2 black men, 1 white woman, 1 young white woman, 1 white man, 1 young white man
Cut & Run
The Huffington Post, March 18th, 2010:
"I did my best to cut his throat. But the next moment he jumped on me and grabbed me. He hates Pakistan and he hates Pakistanis then why did he marry a Pakistani girl? He made me do so many things that are against Islam. I did all that just to make him happy. But inside me there was a war."
—Rabia Sarwar, from her statement to the police after being arrested in Staten Island for attempting to murder her husband, Seikh Naseem.
"There was no gun pointed at her head to do these things."
—Seikh Naseem, Rabia's husband
1 Pakistani woman, 1 Pakistani man, 2 white women, 2 white men
Written by Eric Micha Holmes
Commissioned and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on August 6th, 2018
“Care Inc.” is a radio drama that follows Nina Perez—a customer service rep for a health insurance corporation. When she receives a routine call from Shirley, a cancer patient, Nina soon discovers that Shirley is more than just another customer pleading for coverage.
Lives, ethics, and business converge as characters struggle to survive in this behind-the-scenes look at America’s health insurance industry.
A companion piece to "Falls For Jodie," "Jackets In May" explores the events that lead to the torture and murder of 19 year old Black Panther, Alex Rackley, whose body was found in the Coginchaug River in Connecticut, 1969.
2 black women, 2 black men
Ben becomes intrigued with Nimpsey Pink, a young woman he met online; and when he discovers she doesn't exist, he risks everything to pursue her anyway.
4 women, 1 man
Hands Up: 7 Playwrights / 7 Testaments
"In light of the police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, among others, The New Black Fest commissioned 7 emerging black playwrights to write 10-15 monologues that explore their feelings about the well-being of black in a culture of institutional profiling."—Keith Josef Adkins, Artistic Director of New Black Fest