Co-Creative Directed by Leraldo Anzaldua
Co-Creative Directed by Sharai Bohannon
Amplified is dedicated to plays written by Black writers and seeks to magnify their voices, experiences, and stories. Through these stories, we hope to challenge inherited and systemic narratives of the historical western theatrical canon ensuring that these vital voices reach our audiences and our communities.
Black Super Hero Magic Mama by Inda Craig-Galván
Synopsis: Sabrina Jackson cannot cope with the death of her son by a White cop. Rather than herald the Black Lives Matter movement, Sabrina retreats inward, living out a comic book superhero fantasy, played out on stage. Will Sabrina stay in this dream world or return to reality and mourn her loss?
Time is On Our Side by R. Eric Thomas
Synopsis: Annie loves the past. Curtis lives for the future. Together they host a wildly unpopular podcast from Annie's living room in which they "queer history," reinterpreting Philadelphia lore through a modern, intersectional lens. When Annie finds a family heirloom that reveals a buried connection to the early LGBT rights movement, the political suddenly gets explosively personal. Time is On Our Side's shape-shifting plot bounds gleefully from the Underground Railroad to pop culture futurity, as Annie and Curtis search for answers to the questions "How do we let go of the past? And when will it let go of us?"
This series will be presented digitally - no in person performances will take place.
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