The LIT Hour is a June 3rd PRESENTATION at the Tank of excerpts from the 7 new plays written in LIT Council, a bold development intensive supporting Male Playwrights of Color.
a sparse white by Nikhil Mahapatra
A young artist, an older artist, several museum staff and a host of donors must grapple with the presence of opioid abuse across history and continents as well as in art and money.
JOY COMES IN THE MORNING by Marcus Scott
Joy, a young Black teenage girl, and her new best friend Marisol, a second generation Latinx from New Mexico dream of being the next wrestling superstars and get the chance of a life time when a world international wrestling enterprise begins scouting fresh-faced talent. However, when Joys party monster sister rolls into town and Marisols father suggest relocating, the girls are put to the test to make their dreams come true.
Black Me Out by Beto O'Byrne
Inspired by the album Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me!, the fictional punk rock band The Suspect Device, and those close to them are rocked when the lead singer comes out as transgender to the punk community.
bless your filthy lil heart by Akin Salawu
On the day the Pretty Pretty Boys are publicly lynched for violating the morality laws of Five Fingers , the mother of one of the boys incites a revolution.
Story Avenue by Mel Nieves
A group of childhood friends try to navigate the maze of their day to day adult working class family life along with the fears of being just a paycheck away from finding themselves living out on the streets
The Electric Lady by Ja'Michael Darnell
In a world where the stars are surely closer, a young woman in a small southern town receives a book in the mail that gives her more power than she has ever had. In order to keep her power, she has three days to decide if she will take the mission of a celestial fugitive to write the history of the future.
Dognap on Dekalb by Benjamin Colón
In the Bronx a grieving woman tracks down the pizza delivery guy she thinks stole her son's dog.