Official selection at Pan African Film Fest, ReelSisters of the Diaspora Film Fest, Martha's Vineyard Black Film Fest, HBRC
Claudette outwits her trickster sister Penny and pulls the ultimate prank. Can Penny be punk'd?
Joanne finally decides to break up with her dead husband. Is death enough to keep them apart?
Joanne decides to take a leap into internet dating. Can she survive the deep dive?
Tom Mayer comes up with a scheme to win the affections of his boss.
Bebe Mayer calls her siblings to help save her from having a melt down at casting call. If she can survive the Spit Test...can she survive anything?
It's Helen Mayer's birthday. Her family is gathered to celebrate her..including her ex-husband. Can the Mayer clan get through this celebration with the Mayer parents pissing each other off..
O'Neill NPC 2021 Semi-Finalist
Planet Connections Theatre Festivities (Winner of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction of a New Play & Outstanding Playwriting of a New Play Awards)
Synopsis: Synopsis: A Haitian family living in the United States endeavors to alter a premonition that their son will be killed by police. Can spiritual intervention alter a Black man's fate in America?
(Genre: Drama/Magical Realism)
O'Neill NPC 2018 Semi-Finalist
Public Readings: North Carolina Black Repertory Company (2019); Hear Her Call Caribbean American Women's Theatre Festival - 2020 Reading Series
Synopsis: Silent Truth explores a Haitian American woman's battle to hide her mental health issues from her success-oriented family members. When a platter of cannabis-infused brownies trigger the exposure of her secret, she is surprised to discover that generations of her family members have suffered with mental health issues silently and shamefully. As the women of her family come together to support her, is she brave enough get the help she needs to heal?
(Genre: Drama/Magical Realism)
Princess Grace Award - Semi-Finalist
Public Readings: Liberation Theater; Conch Shell New Works Reading Series
A comatose woman travels along the road of her subconscious mind as she struggles find order and purpose in life. Guided by female spirit beings, can she figure out how to live in a world with no absolutes, or will she give in to the certainty of not living.
(Genre: Dark Comedy/Magical Realism)
Melody Brooks was the first NYC producer to present my work in 1999 (STRAIGHT TALK AGAINST THE GRAIN) in NPTC Voices from the Edge series. In 2019, I invited her to moderate the post reading chat of my play DESTINATION OOH AHH YUMMY at Conch Shell New Works Reading Series. Special thanks to Melody; my mentors Paul Carter Harrison and Richard Harden; and an amazing community of funder, actors, directors, and stage managers who have have supported my writing journey.
ACCESS GRANTED - A multi-media play
This play is a community healing play. There is no "heroine" who takes a solo journey and slays dragons. It takes a community to empower and support the birth of a "Blessed One." While migration may take our bodies away from our ancestral lands, our ability to thrive in our adopted homelands requires an acknowledgement and understanding of "our story"... our heritage. Then and only then will the blood of our ancestors running in our veins empower us to thrive in the present...and in the future.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Haitian American Marie calls upon her Haitian ancestors to help her daughter Grace free her mind from the grip of negativity, the cancel culture, and the digital world to find her way to her predestined spiritual path. Both figuratively and literally trapped by the effects of spiritual toxicity and social alienation, Grace is taken on a multidimensional journey to find her spirit's song. Can a community of ancestors help Marie guide and save her daughter?
This project was made possible by 2023 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) New Work Grant
This play explores long distance nationalism from a Haitian perspective as well as the impact of the political instability in Haiti on the lives of women living there in 2023.
(Loosely based on FROM THE HEART OF HAITI - re-enactments of testimonial from women living in Haiti in 2023)
On their 50th birthday, cousins Maryse Apollon and Gabrielle Petion find themselves at a crossroads in their lives and make a choice to make a change. Gabrielle takes an impulsive birthday trip from Port Au Prince, Haiti to Miami to clear her mind and gain some perspective. Maryse catches a last minute flight to Cap Haitien, Haiti to reconnect with inner self. They eventually meet in Miami and sparks fly for both women as they share their new views on “Haitian nationalism” and familial responsibility.
Presented in partnership with HB Studio.
Funded in part by A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund (made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation)
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