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Boulevard of Bold Dreams
by LaDarrion Williams
BOULEVARD OF BOLD DREAMS by LaDarrion Williams takes place on the night of the 1940 Academy Awards in the bar of the storied Ambassador Hotel. Prior to that historic occasion, Hattie McDaniel interacts with two hotel employees. Their conversations and stories reveal the hopes and struggles that are the beating heart beneath a glamorous world dominated by racism and socio-economic inequity.
Playwright: LaDarrion Williams
Director: Ignoisco Miles
Hattie McDaniel: Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield
Dottie: Mildred Marie Langford
Arthur: Jon Chaffin
Young Hattie: Zoie Hicklin
by M.J. Kang
The Korean-American host of a streaming talk show wants to interview a famous "Korean" star, but their research shows she is genetically white. The story deals with yellowface, cancel culture, and the inequities Asian Americans face, asking big questions: What really constitutes identity? Who decides where to draw the line on cultural and racial appropriation as a selfless or selfish act? What are the consequences of our actions for personal gain or a greater good? Pretender explores these questions through the multi generational lenses of the lives, challenges and successes of several Korean American women.
Playwright: M.J. Kang
Director: Mara Palma
Anita: Akiko Morrison
Casey: Amy Coles
Charlie/Tattoo Artist/Assistant: Grace Power
Soo-Jin: Francine Wong
All my exes walk into a bar
by Elke Thoms
A young woman’s exes gather in a bar to select her next romantic partner.
Playwright: Elke Thoms
Director: Regina Niles
Ben: Andrew Perkins
Jamie: Jeff Skomsky
Liam: Rajiv Sharma
Megan: Martha Thatcher
an evening repast
by Bushra Burney
A casual meet-the-new-married-couple dinner takes some very intense turns that also
refreshingly work themselves out in ways that are authentic to real friendships and
relationships. This is no small feat -- navigating truths about generations of historic conflict and the paths of contemporary love, friendship and artistic fulfilment in the sunny hills of Northern California. A ‘dinner party play’ that defies stereotypes about how close friendships can rupture over learning painful truths about each other. Mature, banter filled, lively friendships frame a lot of historical information that dispels myths about seeing South Asian people as a monolith.
Playwright: Bushra Burney
Director: Rippin Sindher
Laxmi: Renu Razdan
Rajiv: Gurinder Sindher
Saadia: Samina Engel
the addict's love letter
to his prayerbook
by Cris Eli Blak
A deep and prolonged journey to self awareness and faith on the really difficult path out of addiction as a young man, once a promising student and writer, tries to come to terms with his past and find reconciliation with what's left of his family. They know his presence can only trigger pain for everyone -- and yet somehow -- out of trauma and mistrust and under a constant, real cloud of uncertainty love and hope and recovery might prevail. Contemporary, dramatic, poetic, gritty, heartfelt.
A Tangled Affair
by John Bolen
Two neighbors meet for the first time and become romantically involved amidst the threats from his art dealer collecting the latest painting and the elderly neighbor threatening violence at every turn.
A sweet, modern romance but also a surprisingly gripping look at family, trust, mental
health, ownership of one's feelings and art.
by Diana Burbano
Two sisters grapple with what defines who we are, as they confront their racial ancestry
when a DNA test reveals A LOT. Love, loss, generational trauma, family and partner
relationships, how others see us and how we see ourselves and the many facets of
colonialism all are experienced and faced through the lenses of what we think we know,
what happens when we learn more than we may have wanted to know and what really
defines family and the journey to finding our voices.