The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie
Cast: Nine characters (7 women, 2 men)
One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Three million children will experience domestic violence as well. These are the frightening statistics that define the world of Bonnie, ace high school student and captain of the basketball team, and her mother Sally. They find strength in their relationship, but in a moment of bonding, an unexpected revelation happens that will shake Bonnie's world. Bonnie receives a death threat after a violent confrontation with her father. She must make a decision that will have a great impact on her destiny.
The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie is Volume One of The Broken People's Trilogy.
The Rule Book Can't Apply
Cast: Six characters (all women)
Playoffs, scholarships and friendships are on the line for the starting five of a high school girls basketball team in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Fouls are committed … nefarious boys, teen angst and personal drama threaten to unravel the fabric of this closely knit group of young women. MacKenzie, the senior captain, must make some tough choices to save the team. Will they rebound for the win or foul out for good?
The Rule Book Can't Apply is Volume Two of The Broken People's Trilogy.
Cast: Five characters (3 women, 2 men)
Sally departs from an abusive marriage with nothing but her pride, leaving her with the unenviable task of rebuilding her life from scratch. After bouts of homelessness and living on borrowed money, she finally finds work as a waitress when Terrell, a burned out psychologist, hires her to work the night shift in the dive bar he started. While Sally works the bar, she hasn't given up on her literary dreams. She is hired by Derrick, a recently divorced book publishing entrepreneur, but things don't go according to plan. They become romantically involved and discover a similar past that threatens to destroy everything they worked for.
Moondance is Volume Three of The Broken People's Trilogy.
Angels Watching From Afar
Cast: Four characters (all women)
Old time religion, the civil rights movement, old school and modern feminism and #BlackLivesMatter collide in the household of an unconventional and fragile family of black women in the Nation's Capital. Akiylah, questioning all forms of religion, resists the family church, placing her at odds with both her sister Autumn and their grandmother Patricia, who took them in after a tragic car accident takes the lives of their parents. However, the sisters are united against a common enemy: racial and sexual harassment by the police. They attend a #BlackLivesMatter demonstration and find themselves getting into big trouble. Their dilemma forces Patricia to reveal a dark secret from her own revolutionary past. Will this revelation tear this fragile family apart for good?
Angels Watching From Afar is Volume One of the Our People Ain't Free Trilogy.
Our Freedom Burns Brightest (currently in development)
Cast: Four characters (2 women, 2 men)
Mr. Bailey, a former educator burned out by the "separate but equal" school system, starts a non-profit organization with his wife Shirley Mae, but struggles to find funding in support of programs to help the underprivileged black youth in Jackson, Mississippi. Emma, a recent high school grad and the daughter of segregationists, arrives seeking to help after being disowned by her deeply racist family. Paul, a former student of Mr. Bailey's shop classes, is eager to help build the charity's largest project to date ... a community center for the black youth of Jackson. However, upon discovering the charity's plans, the Ku Klux Klan has other ideas, leading to danger and division amongst the group. Will this plucky charity survive the onslaught of racial hatred?
Our Freedom Burns Brightest is Volume Two of the Our People Ain't Free Trilogy.