Produced by AlterTheater and The Parsnip Ship
Audio Production • April 2021
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
In this adaptation of the Japanese folk tale, Peach Boy, set in Georgia, the Peach State, Vonda, an elderly African American woman, becomes young when she eats a magic peach. She gives birth to Momotaro, a Japanese boy, who goes off to retrieve the peach after it’s stolen by a raccoon. Vonda remains home, resisting pressure to sell her home so that AmazOni Industries can build a fulfillment center.
Produced by Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience and Brava! for Women in the Arts
San Francisco, CA • October 2019
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
Opening on the banks of the Río Grande, El Río tells the tale of Francisca Warrior, a Black-Seminole veteran who served time in Iraq, and her quest to honor her daughter’s memory while trying to save the life of Rosario, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who she meets at the border. while trying to save the life of Rosario, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who she meets at the border. El Río gives voice to the Río Grande, people living on both sides of its banks, and those souls stuck in between.
Cast: 2 W, 1 M, 1 unspecified
Men of Rab'inal
Presented at La Peña Cultural Center
Berkeley, CA • May 2019
Presented at El Teatro Campesino
San Juan Bautista, CA • June 2019
Directed by Lakin Valdez
Men of Rab’inal chronicles the mytho-history of two Mayan prince-warriors and their journey towards the embattled kingdom of Rab’inal. Along the way, Princes K’iche Achí and Rab’inal Achí unwittingly travel through centuries, from the Conquest through the 21st Century, encountering historical foes and allies who accompany them on their epic adventure.
Cast: 3 M, 1 W
Life is a Dream
by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
In a New Translation by Andrew Saito
Produced by The Cutting Ball Theater
San Francisco, CA
October - November 2015
Directed by Paige Rogers
The rightful prince Segismundo has been imprisoned by his father, the king, following a prophecy: Segismundo will bring his country turmoil and his patriarch an untimely death. Yet suddenly the prince is set free. What is a young man to do in the wide world when he’s never known anything but his solitary tower? And is his fleeting freedom a reality – or is it just a dream?
Cast: 2 W, 5 M (but gender fluid casting welcome)
Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night
Produced by The Cutting Ball Theater
San Francisco, CA • May 2013
Directed by Rob Melrose
A poetic portrayal of the heart of the city in the spirit of Alan Ginsburg’s Howl, William S. Burroughs” novels, and the plays of Suzan-Lori Parks. At the center of this play about love and longing in the neglected neighborhoods of a fictional city is Scarlett, a woman who takes care of her grandmother by pulling wild animals out of her ears and letting them loose in her backyard menagerie. She makes her living as best she can off of the dreams and desires of married men who are willing to sacrifice everything for her. Drumhead, a lonely morgue worker with a wild imagination, comes across a carnival poster boasting of the wonders of Scarlett and can’t get her out of his head.
Watch a feature on Krispy Kritters here.
Cast: 4 W, 2 M
Stegosaurus (or) Three Cheers for Climate Change
Produced by Faultline Theater
San Francisco, CA • March 2016
Directed by Rem Myers
The apocalypse is nigh, but Sach and Claudey have more important things to worry about than face-melting climate change, like having a kick ass yard sale! Stegosaurus (Or) Three Cheers for Climate Change is an absurd exploration of the end of the world, the action of inaction, and the quest to sell road kill taxidermy to buy a jacuzzi. It’s Waiting for Godot meets Beavis and Butthead.
See a recording of the production here.
Cast: 3 actors, gender unspecified