PLAYS

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MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA. 2M, One Act. When his husband dies, Remy Washington, a Black man in his late 30s, finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater in Santee, California, and a caregiver to his late husband’s white, 16-year-old son, Pup. The duo’s connection is tested when Remy learns Pup’s been bullying a classmate: a boy who likes to paint his nails. Told through skit and duologue, Monsters of the American Cinema is a haunting tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters. Production History: Monsters of the American Cinema was selected to receive a workshop and full production as part of Scripps Ranch Theatre’s 2018 Out On a Limb New Plays Series. It premiered at the Scripps Ranch Theatre in San Diego, California, playing from July 13-22, 2018.

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ZACK. 1M, 1W, One Act. Inspired by the Saturday morning teen sitcoms of the early 90s like Saved By the Bell, ZACK is a one-act play, set in 1991, that follows Gina and P.J., two teens of color enrolled in a mostly white Southern California high school who find themselves hand-chosen to be members of an elite clique of cool students led by prank-happy new student, Zack. Production History: ZACK made its world premiere as part of the 2018 San Diego International Fringe Festival.

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PRINCES. 3M, 1W, trans/nonbinary friendly for all roles, One Act. Princes is a one-act streetwear fairy tale that asks the question: What if Prince Charming were gay? Production History: Princes made its World Premiere at the WorldBeat Cultural Center as part of the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival. Winner of the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival Award For Outstanding LGBT Performance.

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FRISCO. 3M, 2W, One Act. In a dystopian future where North America is under the rule of a brutal military dictatorship, people found to be homosexual are sent to torturous concentration camps called Strands. There’s said to be freedom and sanctuary in a secret city known as Frisco, but the country widely believes it a fairy tale. Guard soldier, Joah, is captured by a rebel militia team, all claiming to be from the mythical city: leader, Rook, her teenaged sister, Poe, the tortured Sweet, and Sweet’s mute husband, Hush. As they take a short rest in the scorching heat, the team’s bond is tested, secrets are revealed and one of them makes an incredible sacrifice. Production History: Frisco made its World Premiere at the Diversionary Theatre as part of the 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival.


STAGE DIRECTING

 
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Archie Diaz Jackson Discovers America, John Zimmerman, North Park Playwrights Festival, 2017

 
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Archie Diaz Jackson Discovers America, John Zimmerman, North Park Playwrights Festival, 2017