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21 Black Futures: The Anthology



  • Canadian Screen Awards (Best Web Series or Series – Best Writing, The Death News – Amanda ParrisBest Direction, The Death News – Charles OfficerBest Lead Performance, The Death News – Lovell Adams-Gray)

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You watched the series. Now you can read the plays!

This award winning series is taking on a new form this fall with the launch of 21 Black Futures: The Anthology published by Playwrights Canada Press.

Featuring all twenty-one plays and playwrights from the highly acclaimed web-series created in partnership with CBC Arts, this anthology presents twenty-one radical offerings to the question “What is the future of Blackness?”

The Plays of 21 Black Futures: The Anthology

The Death News by Amanda Parris
The Sender by Cheryl Foggo
Jah in the Ever-Expanding Song by Kaie Kellough
Beyere by Shauntay Grant
Madness With Rocks by Peace Akintade-Oluwagbeye
Witness Shift by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Sensitivity by Lawrence Hill
Special by Keshia Cheesman
Umoja Corp by Jacob Sampson
Notice by Luke Reece
Blackberries by Miali-Elise Coley-Sudlovenick
Emmett by Syrus Marcus Ware
Georgeena by Djanet Sears
Rebirth of the Afronauts by Motion
Cavities by K.P. Dennis
40 Parsecs and Some Fuel by Omari Newton
The Prescription by Lisa Codrington
Chronologie by Stephie Mazunya
Yɛn ara asaase ni by Tawiah M’Carthy
Builders of Nations by Joseph Jomo Pierre
Omega Child by Cherissa Richards