Part of The Pool Plays 3.0: Three playwrights. Three plays. One remarkable experience.
By Jessica Charles
Directed by Cristina Angeles
With kARE: n____EiLbacher and Davon Williams
Jasmine and Diggy have passion, humor, and friendship, but what they want are careers.
Playwright Jessica Charles slyly explores the creative struggle of two Black, queer artists trying to make it in an industry that considers them at once too Black and not Black enough.
Jasmine and Diggy gas each other up and tear each other down with razor sharp dialogue as Charles poses the question of whether they can maintain their friendship as each tries to claim their space in a world that needs to hear them but doesn’t want to.
Please be advised this production has explicit language and sexual references.
We’re creating a sustainable model of artist-led theater production that breaks down the current processes and puts playwrights at the helm – in support of one another and making way for diverse storytellers of tomorrow. Each cohort of The Pool produces three plays in rep; the playwrights are empowered to take matters into their own hands as they lead the production of their original work – from the page to the stage. This year's plays are presented in association with The New Group, who generously provided us with in-kind producing support and embraced and amplified our mission of bringing a playwright-led independently produced model into the mainstream consciousness.
Read more at: www.thepoolplays.org