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TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER
TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER

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TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER
TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER

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TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER
TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER

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TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER
TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER

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TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever

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Once On This Island

SpeakEasy Stage
Director

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical! We are thrilled to present a rousing new production of one of the most beloved musicals in SpeakEasy and Broadway history: Once on This Island. Powered by a pulsating Calypso beat, this delightful musical fable tells the epic story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who, guided by the mighty island gods, sets out on a remarkable journey to follow her heart and find her place in the world. Featuring a joyous, uplifting score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Anastasia), Once on This Island is “a bewitching celebration of love, resilience, and the spirit of hope.” (NY Daily News)

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I Am This Place

Plays in Place; Old South Meeting House
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I Am This Place is a new one-act site-specific one-act play written by Miranda ADEkoje for Revolutionary Spaces, in relation to their new exhibit on Crispus Attucks, Reflecting Attucks. This poignant half-hour play will be performed by a cast of two actors at Old South Meeting House and explores both the Native American and African ancestors of this complex American martyr. 

 

SpeakEasy Stage
Director

In this wildly irreverent and whip-smart satire, award-winning playwright James Ijames dissects a sordid slice of American history with the goal of reimagining the future. When Sally, a young Black college student, is faced with unwanted advances from TJ, her college’s white Dean of Students, she sets out, amidst a swirl of marching bands, beauty pageants, and bubbly tour guides, to dismantle the legacies that bind us.

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Virtual Attendance

Huntington Theatre Company

Director — Audio Play

Part of the Dream Boston audio play series—VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE takes place in 2025, at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Dudley Street; two white women in their 20s are on their way to an exercise class in a gentrified Nubian Square.

 
 

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

Emerson Stage at Emerson College

Three young sisters are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made—one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home.

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Back the Night
Back the Night

Back the Night

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Back the Night
Back the Night

Back the Night

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Back the Night
Back the Night

Back the Night

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Back the Night
Back the Night

Back the Night

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Back the Night

Boston College

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BACK THE NIGHT, by award-winning playwright, Melinda Lopez, focuses on "Take Back the Night" marches. With violence on campus rising to epidemic proportions, Em will have none of it. But when her best friend, Cassie, gets assaulted, Em makes some unexpected discoveries.

 

Sometimes you do the wrong thing for the right reason.

 
We Are Proud
We Are Proud

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We Are Proud
We Are Proud

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We Are Proud poster
We Are Proud poster

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We Are Proud
We Are Proud

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We Are Proud...

Brandeis University

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"We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915" shows a group of actors gathering to recreate the story of the first genocide of the 20th century. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process. Eventually the full force of a horrific past crashes into the good intentions of the present.

 
Marie and Rosetta
Marie and Rosetta

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Marie and Rosetta
Marie and Rosetta

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Marie and Rosetta show art
Marie and Rosetta show art

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Marie and Rosetta
Marie and Rosetta

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Marie & Rosetta

Greater Boston Stage Company

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Celebrated for her Ferocious guitar playing and swinging gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe broke boundaries and influenced rock 'n' roll's earliest icons. Set in 1940's Mississippi, MARIE AND ROSETTA shows the legendary icon rehearsing with her young protege, Marie Knight, as the two prepare to embark on a tour that will ultimately cement them as one of the greatest musical duos in history.

"...an exploration of a dynimc and powerful woman."
    — Bobby Franklin, Boxing Over Broadway

 

Code Listen

Millenium Stage,
The John F. Kennedy Center,

Isabella Steward Gardner Museum

Director

CODE LISTEN uses the transformative power of creative music and performance to support healing and dialogue on violence, racism, and policing. Shaw Pong Liu collaborated with Pascale Florestal to create the in-person Theatrical performance of CODE LISTEN which was performed at the KROC Center, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Millennium Stage of the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Code Listen at the ISG Museum
Code Listen at the ISG Museum

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Code Listen at the ISG Museum
Code Listen at the ISG Museum

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Code Listen team
Code Listen team

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Code Listen at the ISG Museum
Code Listen at the ISG Museum

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An Education in Prudence

Open Theatre Project

Director

In 1833, after traveling to a small Connecticut town to further their education, two dozen African American girls are met with a new law threatening fines and whippings if they remained.  Weaving together past and present, AN EDUCATION IN PRUDENCE traces the story through the eyes of young women visiting the modern-day museum about these events and grappling with how to claim America's promise.

An Education in Prudence
An Education in Prudence

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An Education in Prudence
An Education in Prudence

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An Education in Prudence
An Education in Prudence

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An Education in Prudence
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