Written by Daria Miyeko Marinelli
Directed by Mikael Burke
Dramaturgy by Hannah Hopkins
Rough Cut Reading: December 8th, 2020 @ 7:30pm | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre
Paper’s Edge Presentation: April 16th & 17th, 2021 @ 7:30pm | Reserve for Free
"If that's not a challenge, you haven't been listening."
Moving from fig orchards to the ombre lakes of national parks to data server farms in Georgia, cropt is a connective triptych that investigates the systematic violence inherent in the millennial bourgeois life that some of us have inherited and others of us have grown towards. Meet Magda (an ex-farm laborer), Victor (her mentor), Shay, (a vanlife podcaster), Ami, (an It Girl influencer), and Reggi, (keeper of the data centers), as all five grapple with how to make change in a system of unforgiving dimensions.
(FORMERLY TITLED "BEING JULIA ROBERTS")
Written by Omer Abbas Salem
Directed by Sophiyaa Nayar
Dramaturgy by Nadya Naumaan
Rough Cut Reading: December 10th, 2020 @ 7:30pm | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre
featuring: Sam Boeck, Sahar Dika, Rashaad Hall, Noor Hamdi, Arti Ishak, Sarah Price, and Omer Abbas Salem
Paper’s Edge Presentation: April 30th & May 1st, 2021 @ 7:30pm | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre
As an immigrant, if you had the chance to forget everything about your cultured past and start new as an American, would you? What if you got the voice, the privilege, and "freedom" too? Pretty Shahid examines assimilation and which knots we choose to untie in the quest for American selves in this magical 9/11 romantic comedy.
AND THE DEVIL'S BOOK/
WHITNEY HOUSTON AND THE DEVIL'S BOOK
Written by Terry Guest
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark
Dramaturgy by Jared Bellot
Rough Cut Reading: December 15th, 2020 @ 7:30pm | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre
featuring: Breon Arzell, Christopher Wayland, Victor Musoni, Adhana Reid, Donovan Session, Michael Turrentine, and Netta Walker
Paper’s Edge Presentation: May 14th & 15th, 2021 @ 7:30pm | youtube.com/JackalopeTheatre
Would you sign over your life for immortality? The Devil’s Book Plays are macabre fantasias that use the myth of The King of Pop and The Voice to explore Black Celebrity, madness, greed, murder and The American Dream. A multitude of Black superstars (Including OJ Simpson, Billie Holiday, Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, James Brown etc) appear out of the shadows to tell the story of what happens to a person who becomes a God.