written by Nia Witherspoon
The Fire This Time Festival
The Kraine Theatre, New York, NY
Set in the dystopic future in the final year of Trump’s second term as president, Sayida, a black caregiver accused of murdering a white Alzheimer’s patient is thrust between the nursing home, a South Carolina plantation, and the Haitian Revolution, as she struggles to keep her child alive and her partner out of the custody of the state.
Performed by: Lori Parquet, Tanisha Thompson, Linda La Sarabi, Oceana James, and Rosalyn Temple
Originally commissioned by The Fire This Time's 10-minute Play Festival, The Kraine Theatre, New York, NY, February 2016