Upcoming Projects

 
 
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The Killing Fields

A riveting drama about love, loss, and the true price of vengeance. Set in 1980s East Oakland, at the height of the crack epidemic, The Killing Fields reimagines the ancient Greek play Agamemnon through an African-American lens. This is a fresh take on one of history’s most epic tales, combining poetic language with great humor and heart. Originally commissioned by Portland theatre company, Orphic, The Killing Fields is headed to the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska!

 
Opening March 2020, Bag&Baggage Theatre, OR

Opening March 2020, Bag&Baggage Theatre, OR

The Measure of Innocence

“Some rise by sin, some by virtue fall.” Drawing on Shakespeare’s inherent genius for seamlessly blending the comic and the tragic, Portland-based playwright Anya Pearson (Made to Dance in Burning Buildings) adds her own unique command of language, humor, and social insight to this story, reimagining Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure through the all-too-relevant lens of the systemically unjust criminal justice system and the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement. Set in our current fractured political landscape, The Measure of Innocence is a captivating new dramedy about the dichotomy between corruption and humanity, morality and mercy. This is the second world premiere commission of Bag&Baggage’s nationally-acclaimed Problem Play Project series, supported by the Meyer Memorial Trust.

 
Photo: Gary Norman

Photo: Gary Norman

Forthcoming poetry collection

A full collection of poetry exploring what it means to be a survivor, a black woman, and ultimately, human.