Sulking under a bundle of balloons, a woman sits on a bench. Out of the blue, another woman joins her. One of them claims to know the other, yet the feelings are not reciprocated. Through the tension of small talk, questioning and silence, many shocking truths unfold as they both try to figure out the purpose of this mysterious encounter.

  • Cast Size:2W
  • Running Time: Under an Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

Needra and Marlene enjoy a perfect post-racial friendship until “black” robots walk into their lives. These automatons, based on Westinghouse’s 1930 brown-skinned robots, place them at opposite ends of society in an alternate past. This hilarious comedy delves into our traumatic legacy and explores new ideas about how to move forward. 

Cast Size: 3M 3W

Running Time: 90+ minutes

Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

Cast Size: 3M 2W
Running Time: 120+ minutes
Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

1966. In an all-Black private middle school on Chicago’s south side, precocious young Sunny befriends the new White history teacher, but her best friend, a budding young radical, doesn’t approve, and the older boy she has a crush on, is mysteriously quiet. In this coming-of-age story, the characters confront their deepest secrets in a thorny struggle to understand themselves, each other and the changing world around them.

Sex, Secrets, Civil Rights and Surviving the Holocaust– how does a Black girl make it through junior high?

Tinderbox takes place during the East St. Louis Riots of 1917. The Potts Family, black migrant workers from the South, arrive along with 470 other blacks in February 1917 at the height of management-labor conflict and increased racial tensions in industrial East St. Louis. The play leads up to the May 27 conflicts leading up to the deadly July 2 attacks by white rioters on blacks, the wanton destruction of property in the black section of East St. Louis, and the senseless massacre of hundreds of Blacks. The mob violence escalates, threatens the South End section of East St. Louis where they live, and the Potts are forced to defend themselves from imminent danger.

  • Cast Size: 4M 3W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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