Poetics of the Creative Process

Written by: Kelley Nicole Girod
Directed by: Michael Rau

Is there post black black theatre? If so, what are the stories? Amid the diffusion of the term post black black, in American society and art, seven up-and-coming playwrights of African descent including Deborah Asiimwe, Radha Blank, Kelley Girod, Katori Hall, Derek Lee McPhatter, Germono Toussaint, and Pia Wilson have come together to answer these questions. The Fire This Time Festival showcases new short plays as a special Black History Month offering at the Horse Trade Theater. The Festival explores the diverse possibilities of contemporary American drama and challenging new directions for 21st century black theatre.
When a professor’s beautiful young mentee mistakes a shadow of a tree limb for his arm reaching out to touch her, a dangerous game manipulating words and images is set in motion.