The Unbound trilogy features short African-American slice-of-life stories set in a controversial visual art gallery:
Play 1: Ebb & Flow
An unrefined slam poet pursues a sophisticated philosophy professor on opening night, and a battle of the sexes “ebbs and flows.”
Play 2: Tison Tucker
When a 17-year-old activist confronts the gallery’s owner, she uncovers secret ties to slain visual artist Tison Tucker.
Play 3: As Purple is to Lavender
As they reflect on the controversy behind a white woman curating the visual art exhibit of a black man slain by police, a feminist and womanist unleash blistering honesty that tests their decades-long friendship.
MEET THE ARTIST
Shernā Ann Phillips (“Sher-nay”) is a writer and performer from Baltimore, Maryland and based in Atlanta, Georgia. An instructor and scholar, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English, Morgan State University and teaches English 1101 within the University System of Georgia. A screenwriter, her first feature-length script, Induction, advanced to the second round of the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and placed in the Top 15% in the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. As a playwright, her work has entertained audiences in festivals, universities and black box theaters in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City. In June 2019, she directed and produced a Southeastern tour of her award-winning, all-women, multicultural choreopoem, Double X, with stops in Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga. She is a communications officer, Atlanta Public Schools and a board member, Strand Theater Company, Baltimore’s only women-centric theater devotedly solely to promoting women’s voices on the stage. IG: @Shernannigans
Cast + Crew
Thelma R. Mitchell
Chantell D. Christopher