A tragic accident leaves Lola, a newly adopted baby from Uganda, in the middle of a fierce custody battle between estranged sisters Mary and Sarah. The fight exposes ulterior motives, covert racism and some uncomfortable truths about international adoption. The search for answers, instigated by Fran, a Black playwright and Sarah’s partner, follows a trail of hypocrisy and denial on all sides, challenging faith, family and identity. The wake of the questioning ultimately brings together a group of adoptees from Africa that bear witness to Lola’s story and eventually tell their own; determined to be heard as human beings, and not seen as tools for redemption.
Amy da Luz (Playwright) Amy’s latest play, COMING BACK FOR ME was selected for a residency this August with The New Theatre Concepts Lab at UNCG. The play was shortlisted for the 2019 Play Penn Conference and was an official selection for the She L.A. Play Festival. Her play THEMBA, was awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County for a 2018 workshop production. Her play BOXES AND BAGGAGE won the 2018 North Carolina New Play Project Award and Amy was the recipient of the Mark Gilbert Playwriting Award. Her play SKELETONS was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, the Women’s Work Festival in NYC, and the Bridge Initiative Festival in the Southwest. The play was selected and produced as part of the inaugural Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in NYC. Amy is an actor (AEA, SAG), Director and Teaching Artist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T. She received her M.F.A. in Acting from UNCG. www.amydaluz.com
Kamilah Bush is a dramaturg, playwright and educator originally from North Carolina. Kamilah was the Artistic Apprentice at Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC And is currently the Literary Associate at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL. Her play WHAT. was recently produced at The Black Lady Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, after receiving a reading as part of The Quick Silver Theatre Company’s Citizen One Reading Series. She holds a BFA in theatre education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.