It's June 17, 2008 and New York Times guest columnist C.J. Thomas writes a piece about Joseph Lee & Barbara Jo Jones on the 40th anniversary of their landmark Supreme Court victory against St. Louis developer Alfred H. Mayor Company who refused to sell them a home solely because Mr. Jones was black (Jones v. Mayor). Thomas shares their arduous journey and exposes the American residential divide many have never heard about.
Keeping Out the Joneses
(Play based on a true story)
Dolores keeps her ultra-busy family connected with a conveyor belt of love & support for husband Dave, an airline captain and daughter Brooke, a famous musician. She synergizes flight plans & concert dates with Herculean effort to maintain Lasagna Night, Picky Nics, Burtdays, Blunch, Son of A Beach Day and Chrismass. When the conveyor belt fails, Dolores struggles to keep a devastating secret and her beloved family traditions alive.
When She's Gone
(An original musical)
(Contemporary new musical)
Louise Fitzhugh's well-loved tale of a girl who spies on her friends and then faces the consequences was lauded by critics and a New York Times bestseller. Harriet Welsch was a groundbreaking female character in 1964 and remains a refreshing antidote to the stereotypical girl. A quirky misfit who breaks gender norms, Harriet is a lovably flawed protagonist full of vim and vigor. Laced with Fitzhugh’s wry humor and complex characters in dramatic circumstances, Harriet the Spy is a tale of young struggle that we can all relate to.
“Fitzhugh’s message to search for the truth has affected my life from the age of ten in a profound and authentic way. As every Harriet fan girl knows: “Life is a struggle, and a good spy gets in there and fights.” -Author Melissa Roske
Harriet the Spy
(Multigenerational musical adaptation of best-selling novel Harriet the Spy)