It’s 1944 in the month of June during World War II.  Michael Crawler is an African-American pilot for the Army Air Corps.  After a fierce battle in the sky, he crash lands near a farm in France.  He is found and taken care of by a lonely farm girl named Katrine.  Although he doesn’t speak French and she doesn’t speak English, they learn to communicate and help each other.  However, their solitude and fear leads to their budding romance, all while the war around them gets closer and closer. 

  • Cast Size: 1M 1W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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

Verité, an African American Professor is at a crossroads. She’s complacent about her position and smug about her neutral stance regarding guns. Yet, she obsesses over a recent gun incident that resulted in the killing of an innocent black man.  She closely follows the story on TV and radio and is torn between the need to defend oneself and the need to comply with law enforcement. At the same time, her student Maxwell perplexes her with his own fixation on guns. He even offers to teach her how to shoot. With her own college increasing preparation for security risks and sudden attacks, and ultimately actual danger, Verité must confront her cynical attitude, her physical safety, and her own beliefs.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

On a seemingly normal evening, drug runner and low-level gangster Teeny Boy decides to cook his old friend from lock up (Fang) a special dinner. The only problem is that this meal will be Fang’s last supper as Teeny Boy has been ordered by his boss (Dino)  in the Kush Gang to execute Fang. Teeny Boy reveals his murderous plans and for complicated reasons, Fang agrees to share this meal before his demise. The two rehash surviving incarceration and navigating release in a world offering them few options. Their night is interrupted by the arrival of Teeny Boy’s parole officer (Agent Clarabella Evans).

  • Cast Size: 3M 1W
  • Running Time: 45+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $40 per performance

Earl Jackson, Jr. (E.J.) and Larry Johnson (L-Dog) are U.S. Army Rangers, serving in Somalia, under “Operation Restore Hope” in 1994. E.J. has gotten romantically involved with Halima Ibrahim, a young Somali woman. They meet clandestinely in dangerous, war-torn, Mogadishu, Somalia. Halima’s older sister, Jamila and E.J. ‘s fellow Army Ranger and friend L-Dog, oppose the relationship, which ends with tragic circumstances. This is a tale of war and love.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 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?

Plasmatics is an inner-city blood plasma donation center that hosts a diverse, multi-generational band of donors who exchange plasma for money.  The center is the life’s work of Darla, a self-made businesswoman who has long treated the donors at her facility like a family, but after a business deal gone wrong, the means of survival are threatened for donors and staff alike.  The intelligent, but domineering Sandridge, wise and kind Mr. Bobby, earthy Lindy, conservative Kinnon, observant Ros, and more, are left to define family, expose the boundaries of capitalism, trust, and racial inequity as they wrestle with haunting pasts, the hard-scrabble present, and uncertain futures.

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

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

Junie Holguin returns home after three days and learns he’s been dead for three years. To figure out his death and his life he returns to his mother, his wife, and his daughter. Love, forgiveness, and magic play an important part in  Junie learning who he really is. 

  • Cast Size: 1-2M 3F
  • Running Time: Under sn Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $50 per performance

As a mixed-race police family, the Claytons thought they were the model of acceptance, tolerance and love.  But when George Floyd dies under the knee of a white cop, the Claytons find themselves at odds with one another both in the riots in the streets of Winesville – or “Whitesville” as it’s known in rural Indiana – and in the family living room. Can white parents and their adopted black children own up to their own prejudice and reach a deeper level of honesty and support? Or will the nation’s unrest prove too much for this blended family to endure as a cop father in a gas mask faces off with his teen children with a mother/wife caught in the middle?

  • Cast Size: 4M 2F
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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