High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
Meet Abdul Samee: his father is Iraqi, and his mother is Puerto Rican—but if you ask him, he’ll say he’s Italian. Longing to shed his cultural identity, he changes his name to Sam, marries an American and does everything in his power to turn his back on his heritage. But when Sam meets Yasmina, a beautiful woman from his father’s homeland, he begins to learn that a tree without roots cannot stand for long. Learn More
Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
11 to 16m., 11 to 20w., 5 to 9 either gender.
In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. When the white families learned of Ruby’s enrollment, they pulled their children from her class, leaving Ruby and her teacher the only ones in the classroom for the school year. Her family watched helplessly as federal marshals escorted Ruby to school each day past protesters jeering and threatening her life. This musical explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity. Learn More
A respected but obscure African-American playwright attempts to write the perfect, producible black play. Her inclination toward truth and honesty in art conflicts with her desire for commercial viability. Her characters rebel, and she is killed. Monica (the pretty little sister) will begin a play of truth and honesty. Or can she? Learn More