I was commissioned by one of my favorite Minneapolis theaters, Pillsbury House & Theatre, to write a short play for She Persists: An All-Woman Take on the Political Divide, along with co-Jerome fellow Philana Imade Omorotionmwan and great writers, Cristina Florencia Castro, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis & Aameera Siddiqui.
I wrote a play called The Team about the heartbreak of failed solidarity among women and how progressive white women must transform ourselves to move into the future we want. You know just a light electoral politics play featuring Elizabeth Warren.
The plays are directed by Noël Raymond with music by Queen Drea. The cast (pictured above) is also amazing!
From Pillsbury House & Theatre:
“She Persists is a fresh take on the conversation that began with the popular 2017 production, The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation and continued with 2018’s The Great Divide: Plays on the Politics of Truth. Featuring an all-woman cast, production team and playwright cohort, She Persists: The Great Divide III is a powerful, intersectional look at the place where womanhood and politics collide.”
Come see the plays! They will be up at Pillsbury House & Theatre Wednesday the 13th-24th. Tickets are pay-what-you-can $5-25!