Drama. 5W, 4M. In this imagined prequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, we journey with the Younger family matriarch, Lena, from Jackson, Mississippi to Chicago during the Great Migration. When she reunites with Walt, Sr., she finds that life in the North is not as they thought it would be. Will they be able to hold steadfast to their dreams and each other, or will the harsh realities of a new place get the best of them?
THE RECONSTRUCTION TRILOGY
The Reconstruction Trilogy consists of three plays set in post-Civil War Georgia. The plays explore the three areas that freed Black people nurtured in order to establish community after Emancipation: the family, sovereignty and economic mobility.
Comedy. 7W. In 1881, Black laundresses in Atlanta led a strike, demanding an increased wage of $1 per week. The Atlanta Washerwomen’s Strike of 1881 was the first successful interracial organized labor strike of the post-Civil War era. The Wash offers an intimate and often funny look at the ordinary women who went from workers to fighters and won.
Drama. 5W, 7M. Reverend Campbell McNeal is in the fight of his life, running for a Senate seat in Georgia’s first state legislature since before the Civil War. President Grant has sent an ambitious group of men from the North to help with his election, but a mysterious young woman may be the opponent he never saw coming. Loosely based on the real lives of Tunis Campbell and Henry McNeal Turner, this new drama shows the real cost of the vote.
Comedy. 2M, 2W. What does it mean to love someone without bondage and obligation? After leaving their plantation, Flex and Cece settle in a communities of free Black people on the Georgia coast. With the world at their fingertips, they must decide whether they still want each other on this side of freedom.