Full Length

CROCODILE DAY

Cast: 5-8

In this reimagining of Peter Pan from the perspective of Neverland’s Indigenous tribe, twins Tho and Satesan are tasked with summoning Crocodile to their people’s most treasured celebration: Crocodile Day! But on an island filled with pesky fairies, greedy pirates, deadly mermaids, and that annoying flying boy, success seems near-impossible. Through this heartfelt and hilarious journey, they find the strength to overcome their doubts and a way to tell their own story.

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A crocodile in front of some palm trees underneath a Peter Pan cap and feather.

Crocodile Day was commissioned by the Urbanite Theater in Sarasota in 2020 and workshopped in 2021. It was a part of AlterTheatre’s Arts Learning Project in 2022.


PIONEER

Cast: 4-5

The Big Four were a quartet of Black women who worked as conductors on the Underground Railroad through Quinn Chapel in Chicago. History remembers their stories in fragments. Now, in order to enter the Gates of Heaven, they must forget their lives and work on Earth. This powerful and spiritual journey utilizes movement, song, history, and spectacle to re-member these four women.

PIONEER was developed at the Playwrights’ Center.

Four Black women read scripts from music stands.
Left to Right: Anita Welch, Valencia Proctor, Vinecia Coleman, Alexis Camille at the Playwrights’ Center

BAD MEDICINE

Cast: 6

Aislin and her husband Cesar are excited to settle into their new home in Proctor, Massachusetts. Even their nosy white neighbors seem nice enough. But as Aislin becomes aware of strange occurrences surrounding her job at the Natural History Museum, she starts to wonder if there might be something insidious beneath the sleepy town. After Shannon— her only Native coworker— mysteriously disappears, she realizes the nightmares she’s been having may be more than just dreams. Will she discover the town’s secrets, or will her insecurities keep her from pursuing the truth?

Bad Medicine was developed at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis in 2021 and at the Native Voices 28th Festival of New Plays in 2022. It was a finalist for the American Blues Theatre’s Blue Ink Award (under the title The Pretendians).


CALAMUS

Cast: 8-10

Calamus is a journey through queer America past and present inspired by Walt Whitman’s collection of poems of the same name. After a young teen is kicked out of his home for being gay, he along with a transgender slam poet named Ford travel across America and through history attempting to find hope and acceptance. This show touches upon issues of LGBTQ identity, youth homelessness, intersectionality, queer erasure, love, heartbreak, and friendship.

Calamus will be developed as part of The Custom Made Theater Company’s 2018 Undiscovered Works Program. It was a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 National Playwrights Conference with the Eugene O’Neill Center.

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Rehearsal shot before the first staged reading at The Custom Made Theater

CHANGELING BOY

Cast: 10

After years estranged from his manipulative parents, Titania and Oberon, Dhruv has decided to return to his childhood home and introduce his parents to his fiancé, Eddy. But, despite their insistence that they have changed, Titania and Oberon’s controlling habits start to bubble to the surface again. Meanwhile, Dhruv discovers a strange new power of his own at the edge of the woods. Inspired by the characters of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this modern fairy tale imagines what might have come after that fateful night in the forest and begs the question, “What ever happened to the Changeling Boy?”

Changeling Boy was a Semi-Finalist for Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries at the American Shakespeare Company.


THE LITTLE WHITE MAN MEANS GO

Cast: 6

The ​Little ​White ​Man ​Means ​Go ​is ​a ​wacky, ​absurd comedy ​that ​follows ​college ​ friends ​Theo, ​Laura, ​and ​Deena ​as ​they ​navigate ​city-living. ​But ​this ​is ​no ​normal ​city, ​not ​with ​a ​goldfish ​with ​dreams ​of ​the ​stage, ​an information ​succubus ​trying ​to ​break ​through ​the ​glass ​ceiling, ​an agoraphobic neighbor with a penchant for kink parties, and ​a ​mysterious baby! ​As ​Theo, ​Laura, ​and ​Deena ​all ​try ​to ​make ​sense ​of ​the ​world ​around ​them, normality ​continues ​to ​fracture ​until ​not ​even they can tell whether they’re in real life or just another performance art piece from Deena’s museum.

The Little White Man Means Go was featured in the 2017 Harvard Playwrights Festival and a Semi-Finalist in B Street Theatre’s 2019 New Comedies Play Festival.

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Left to Right: Julia Belanova and Harry Newman-Plotnick