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Girl Peace & And Five Were Not Men

October 21st, 2015

A work in progress chore­poem which at­tempts to give voice to the ori­gins of some of the pain and dys­func­tion found in our com­mu­nity of African-​​American women. The play ad­dresses many is­sues which in­clude men­tal health, the grow­ing num­bers of women in prison, our con­tin­ued self-​​esteem cri­sis and the widen­ing dis­con­nect with our Black men. Girl Peace of­fers hope, pro­vides ad­vice and pro­motes joy. For Col­ored Girls…for The New Millennium.

This play is in­spired by the Mar­tinsville Seven rape case. Set in the rural South in the early fifties,seven young African Amer­i­can men con­tem­plate their fi­nal hour. When Leroy Sim­mons can’t re­mem­ber the in­ci­dent which placed him there, his brother along with oth­ers, re-​​create the story to help him find his truth and theirs.