Emmett + Trayvon + Suns of God delves into Emmett (Till) and Trayvon (Martin’s) last moments on earth, and reexamines the unconscionable pain both endured that made their names synonymous with racial transgressions in America. Although neither realize it, both exist in the same space, craving earthly light — longing to be men, but never given a chance.
MEET THE ARTIST
Sonhara Eastman is a playwright and screenwriter with an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her plays are known for illuminating the black experience and include Pearl and The Club. Sonhara’s plays have been workshopped at 7 Stages, The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Playwrights Playground, Working Title Playwrights’ Ethel Woolson Lab, The Goldberg Theatre at NYU, and La Mama Theatre. She was a finalist for the National Playwright’s Center Many Voices Fellowship and a semi-finalist for the Made in New York Writer’s Room Program, and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition. She has most recently written and produced her highly talked about Web Series, Black Girls Guide to Fertility, through her own production company. With over 22,000 views on Youtube and several awards to boot, her series is creating a much-needed conversation about infertility while speaking to her voice as a writer. @sonharaeastman