By Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Directed by Morgan Green
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3pm
The Lark, BareBones Studios
A rural town in present-day Mississippi is shaken when the body of Darnell, a Black man, is found hanging from a tree. While the circumstances remain a mystery, the white woman who discovered his body quickly develops a perverse fixation – one that threatens those around her. Darnell’s broken family begins to uncover the haunted, buried past behind his own obsessions.
Stacy Osei-Kuffour born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, is a BFA graduate from NYU (major: Drama) and an MFA graduate from Hunter College (major: Playwriting). Previous plays include: The Painter, *Samuel French Festival finalist. Breathless, workshop productions at the Dream Up Festival & Downtown Urban Theater Festival (both at Theater for the New City). Dirty Blood, reading at Rattlestick Theater. Animals, *Irv Zarkower Award winner through Hunter College, readings: Lark Development Center, NYTW, Blank Theatre, and IAMA Theatre. The Pearl and The Black Sea, *Honorable Mention in The Kilroy’s 2015 The List. Cut, upcoming reading at The Robey Theatre. Hang Man, *World Premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago, Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, Boston Court New Play finalist, MultiStages New Works Contest finalist, and The Kilroy’s 2017 The List. Besides this, Stacy is also a member of Youngblood, New Georges the Jam, Humantias PLAY LA Workshop, MADLAB, and has created plays with MacDowell Colony and the Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram Play Lab alongside Christopher Durang. Stacy is also a TV writer. Just last year she wrote for the TV show Happy! on the SYFY network and PEN15 which will air on HULU in the fall. Currently, she writes for the TV show WATCHMEN based on the acclaimed comic book by Alan Moore, which will air on HBO in 2019. Stacy’s goal as an artist is to bring untold stories to the stage and screen, stories that challenge our political, societal, and stereotypical views of the Black experience.
Morgan Green is a Bay Area born theater director and co-founder of the Brooklyn-based company, New Saloon (newsaloon.org). Most recently she directed the west coast premiere of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe (Marin Theatre Company), and Cute Activist by Milo Cramer (The Bushwick Starr). Last summer, Morgan led the first ever director-driven season at The Sharon Playhouse which included New Saloon’s MINOR CHARACTER, Caryl Churchill’s Far Away, and a controversial rendition of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. Her work has also been seen at The Public Theater, Ars Nova, The Invisible Dog, and Clubbed Thumb. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, an alumni of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and Williamstown Theater Festival Directing Core, and a 2014-2015 Bob Moss Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons. MorganClaireGreen.com