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Haven’t I seen you before?
Yeah, you used to go to Hopper. You used to run around with Chase and them. Yeah.
My cousin said he used to see you hanging around the back of Beeman’s, where the dumpster’s at? Getting high with your little dumbass friends.
Y’all need to be careful. You know there was a fire back there the other day, right? They’re saying someone died…
IFE OLUJOBI is a Brooklyn-based playwright and screenwriter from Columbia, Maryland. She is a member of the 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, a 2019-20 New Voices Fellow at The Lark and a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater. Her work has been seen at The Public Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Bishop Arts Theater Center (Dallas, TX), Abe Burrows Theater at NYU and more. She also is the founder and editor of Townies, a zine exploring the experiences of POC and queer people who have a relationship to suburban and rural areas of the US and abroad. She received her BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2016.
DOMINIQUE RIDER is a Brooklyn based director whose work seeks to answer the question: “What is a world unmade by slavery?” while attempting to analyze the layers of anti-blackness that maintain the world we live in. Deploying theatre and performance
as tools of Afropessimism, Dominique has developed and staged work with The Park Avenue Armory, Audible, The New Group, NYTW, Roundabout, The Atlantic, Princeton, Rattlestick, BRIC Arts, Two River, Portland Center Stage, and more. Past fellowships/residencies include Hi-Arts, The National Black Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, NYSAF, BRIC Arts, Roundabout, and NAMT. Dominique is a producer with CLASSIX.