Friday, October 15, 2021 2pm to 3pm
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It’s time to decolonize your play reading list! TDM’s BIPOC Play Discussion Group meets to discuss plays by Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color playwrights, whose works are all too often left off of the syllabi at institutions of higher education. The October play will be FLEX by Candrice Jones.
It’s 1997 and Cynthia Cooper rules the WNBA. Every player on Plainnole’s Lady Train basketball team wants to “go pro,” but none more than Starra Jones. She and her teammates, Cherise, Sidney, April, and Donna, make a pact to stick together come hell or high water. However, the realities of living life in rural Arkansas may tear them apart. Written in the structure of a four-quarter basketball game, Flex presents a world in which a mistake on the court becomes a foul off the court. Hitting a shot on the court is a score in real life.
Copies of the script are available on the New Play Exchange website. HOLLIS provides free access to the New Play Exchange script database with your HarvardKey.