COMGING BACK FOR ME
Dorothy, a 40-something cubicle dwelling office worker, Michael’s Craft Store regular, mother to teenagers, wife of a factory worker, is living a life she never dreamed of. But she’s got a secret she’s keeping in her craft room. She has stopped crafting and started creating three-dimensional works of contemporary art. When her art is accidentally discovered, it leaves her son Leo terrified, her husband mortified and the “Art World” mesmerized. The other-worldly inspiration for these pieces? Well, it makes Dorothy a little uneasy herself. This is a story about finding yourself, in a place you never thought to look. And forces of the Universe that just might be giving you clues.
(Full Length 90 minutes))
A tragic accident leaves Lola, a newly adopted baby from Uganda, in the middle of a fierce custody battle between estranged sisters Mary and Sarah. The fight exposes ulterior motives, covert racism and some uncomfortable truths about international adoption. The search for answers, instigated by Fran, a Black playwright and Sarah’s partner, follows a trail of hypocrisy and denial on all sides, challenging faith, family and identity. The wake of the questioning ultimately brings together a group of adoptees from Africa that bear witness to Lola’s story and eventually tell their own; determined to be heard as human beings, and not seen as tools for redemption. (Full Length 110 Minutes)
DEMBE was awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County for a workshop production in 2018.
Family secrets come alive, literally. Meet the Skeletons. They exist side by side with the keepers of those secrets. Some are comfortable, working diligently on various crafts and hobbies, while others are struggling to stay in the closet. But all of them need silence. A crisis brings Maddie, her family and their skeletons together under one roof for the first time in over 10 years. The closet is very cramped. And when the truth threatens this tenuous co-existence, a battle begins that is as insidious as it is tragic (Full Length 90 minutes)
Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist 2017
The Bridge Initiative Semi-Finalist 2017
Women's Work Festival NYC Semi-Finalist 2017
2017 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival NYC Official Selection
BOXES and BAGGAGE
A stripped-down story of an elemental journey to an unknown destination taken by two strangers; Cilla and Clara. This surrealist adventure follows the travelers, each encumbered with their own unique restriction, as they are challenged by the world and each other to leave their comfort zones and find meaning in existence. Sound serious? It’s not. But it is.
(Full Length 90 minutes)
WINNER of the 2018 North Carolina New Play Project Award