Little Black Shadows
by Kemp Powers
directed by ​May Adrales
Pacific Playwrights Festival
April 22, 2016 - April 22, 2016

Pacific Playwrights Festival

Toy and Colis are children; so are the masters they silently serve on a Georgia cotton plantation. Only at night do the young slaves come alive, to tell stories and dream by the light of fireflies.  But their world is about to change forever.  Do they dare to come out of the shadows?

A $​70 package to see all five readings is available online, or by calling the Box Office at (714) 708-5555. This package is available to SCR Super Subscribers for $60—only by phone.

Theatre professionals: please purchase your tickets here or contact Andrew Knight ([email protected]) at (714) 708-5062 for more information.

Kemp Powers is a playwright, screenwriter and author. His plays include One Night in Miami… (Baltimore Center Stage 2015, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 2015, Rogue Machine Theatre 2013, three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards, four NAACP Theater Awards, LA Weekly Theater Award), Little Black Shadows, The Two Reds (LATC 2017) and the forthcoming Christa McAuliffe's Eyes Were Blue (Denver Center commission). He is a resident playwright at Los Angeles’ Rogue Machine Theatre company and a founding member of The Temblors, a producing playwrights collective at LATC. He is currently developing a dark comedy with fellow playwright John Pollono for FX and producer Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games). Kemp has toured as a storyteller for the Peabody Award-winning series "The Moth" and was one of 50 storytellers selected for publication in their 2013 debut book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (New York Times bestseller).
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