Amara Brady

Amara Brady

Plays

  • Angie 4.0
    Tells the story of the lone Black women at a dinner table with people she considered friends. Each time she tries to assert her boundaries she is shut down and loses a piece of herself each time coming back more and more inhuman. And what happens when the inhumanity is in the driver's seat of your existence?
  • Ibinuje (grief)
    Inspired by real accounts of the mass migrations of Black folk from the South to the North and beyond. Ibinuje, tells the story of Lula, a woman dealing with the lynching of her husband as the city tries to bribe her to move out. While trying to navigate what to do she is guided by a physical manifestation of death/grief and her dearly departed husband.
  • Last Ones First
    While trying to create a new fish O and Maya are startled to discover one of their goddess siblings, Win, has been hurt. They appeal to the kindness of the audience to see if anyone is willing to sacrifice themselves to save Win. When no action is taken the audience is confronted with their own complicity.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girls Aren't Black
    From Maria Reiner in The Sound of Music to Ramona in Scott Pilgrim v.s. The World. Manic Pixie Dream Girls have always been apart of our cultural zeitgeist, but they’re never really Black even in this alternate universe until Delilah gets a soul reading of a Tier A Manic Pixie Dream Girl. While she lives most of her life in obscurity she is eventually able to get into one of the top training programs for Manic...
    From Maria Reiner in The Sound of Music to Ramona in Scott Pilgrim v.s. The World. Manic Pixie Dream Girls have always been apart of our cultural zeitgeist, but they’re never really Black even in this alternate universe until Delilah gets a soul reading of a Tier A Manic Pixie Dream Girl. While she lives most of her life in obscurity she is eventually able to get into one of the top training programs for Manic Pixies. While there she meets and falls for Circa, but begins to wonder if this life is all it’s cracked up to be.
  • When We Were gods
    Inspired by a wooden carving and a nefarious poem about how Black women were not as beautiful, but for some “inexplicable reason” really enticing, When We Were gods tells the story of the Sable Venus’ search for purpose and levity at the precipice of a massive shift in power on Olympus. Where were these gods during slavery and what do they owe to the humanity the sought to create? And also how the hell do we dethrone Zeus?