Plays For Youth/Community

Here’s a brief piece from NJTV’s State of the Arts about one of my projects focused on youth and community.

IF I COULD, IN MY HOOD, I WOULD.  
A play about the societal impact of gang violence. Produced in 2005 by the State Street Project, in 2006 at Kilmer Middle School and at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre in 2008 & 2009.
 
FIRE GIRLS
A play about girl bullying, featuring true stories about four, inspirational Trenton women. Produced by the State Street Project in 2006, Kilmer Middle School in 2007, Trenton Central High School in 2007 and Columbus Middle School in 2009
 
URBAN CENTRAL
Based on the true story of the Trenton Central High School race riots that led to the Trenton riots of 1967. Produced by the State Street Project in 2007 and Trenton Central High School in 2008.
TRENTON LIGHTS (co-written with June Ballinger)
A contemporary, oral history of Trenton, NJ based on interviews with past and present residents. Produced by Passage Theatre in 2010, directed by Adam Immerwahr
PROFILES (co-written with June Ballinger)
Thoughts and stories about race and identity in Trenton. Workshopped at Passage Theatre in 2014, directed by Rodney Gilbert.
 
All three plays contain multiple male and female roles that can be played by students or adults. Some roles can be double or triple cast. Cast size is flexible.