On Troubled Waters

The African American experience is not represented solely by one voice or one style. THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL is a platform for talented early-career playwrights of African-American descent to explore new voices, styles and challenging new directions for 21st century performing arts, and move beyond common ideas of what is possible in black theater. THE FIRE THIS TIME FESTIVAL 2011 will feature five staged readings, six ten-minute plays, and a panel discussion on Diversity in Contemporary Theatre.
There may be nothing left to lose as the city vanishes into the sea, but three challengers – a healer, a teacher and a soldier will finally confront that Madman at the bridge. It’s a showdown, throw-down for the ages, but nobody agreed to a fair fight, and this time madness just might be love.