Red Clay Halo
Red Clay Halo tells the story of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, an interracial union of the rural poor created in the midst of the Great Depression. From the raw materials of fundamentalist Christianity and their own lived experience they created a powerful critique of racial capitalism and successfully lobbied the federal government for housing. It’s a play where the protagonists are sharecroppers and the deus ex machina is public housing.
Inspired by Baptist revivals, Federal Theatre Project plays, and radical theatre groups like Joint Stock Company, this play weaves documentary material, music, and invented scenes to tell a story of resistance against unfathomably bad odds.
This is a play about people who, forced against the wall and with nothing left to lose, fought back.
Flexible casting (minimum 8 actors), 2 hours
[River Rouge] is red as hell, and damn proud of it, too. What is perhaps most fascinating about what this show had to say on a political level, though, is that it refuses to oversimplify complex debates which were relevant in the early 1930s and which remain relevant today…Boyd gives these conversations and debates the nuance that they deserve, and the work and the political statements that it seeks to deliver are all the more interesting because of that.
BWOG, COLUMBIA STUDENT NEWS
Ultimately, [Bitch: A Play About Antigone] beats idealism bloody. Everyone is hiding something, even while they air their opponent’s dirty laundry in the name of transparency.
WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
[Acres of Diamonds] abounds in sharp dialogue that spans the whole spectrum of adolescent and adult worry while still adeptly leaving much unsaid.
THE HARVARD CRIMSON