Renee´ Flemings

Renee´ Flemings

Renee´ Flemings
Renee.flemings01@gmail.com

Renee’ Flemings has written over forty plays, long and short form. Her play Strange Weather has had readings at Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as garnering various awards through New Federal Theatre, The New Professional Theatre’s New Writers Festival, Centenary Theatre’s Women’s Playwrights Festival and Run of the Mill Theatre’s New Plays...
Renee´ Flemings
Renee.flemings01@gmail.com

Renee’ Flemings has written over forty plays, long and short form. Her play Strange Weather has had readings at Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as garnering various awards through New Federal Theatre, The New Professional Theatre’s New Writers Festival, Centenary Theatre’s Women’s Playwrights Festival and Run of the Mill Theatre’s New Plays Festival. Other plays include Daddy’s Home, Coyote Calls, Monsters, Second Hand Smoke, Legend, Scars (Sam French Finalist) and The Jam (Genesis Festival @ Crossroads Theatre). Renee’s plays have been produced by Metropolitan Playhouse, The Drilling Company, Spotlight On and Blue Diamond Productions as well as having productions in Australia, Japan and France. She was one of the original writers for the A Train Plays, completing a number of short plays and librettos while riding no the A train in Manhattan. The NAACP commissioned her play With All Deliberate Speed, a full- length work about the integration of Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. Renee’s most recent play, Render, is a one-act play exploring the collateral damage and healing process following a school shooting. Her first full- length libretto, is entitled Love Rose. Additionally, Renee´ has written and performed several solo shows including From the Front Porch, “…secrets…” and The Bible Belt. Publications include: Bounce & Roll (A Trains Plays Vol. 1), Bel Canto (Playing With Canons) and Rewind (Estrogenius Plays Collection- 2005). Renee´ graduated from Empire State College, a SUNY university in 2014, with a B.A. in Theatre.

Plays

  • The Jam
    Set in NYC, and occurring within a year of 9/11 and the death of her estranged mother a young Black woman, Effie receives a call from a man claiming to be her father, whom she has never met. On her deathbed her mother has finally given her one clue about her father and that is that he is white and "he took what he wanted from her." The morning "The Jam" begins Effie battles with the...
    Set in NYC, and occurring within a year of 9/11 and the death of her estranged mother a young Black woman, Effie receives a call from a man claiming to be her father, whom she has never met. On her deathbed her mother has finally given her one clue about her father and that is that he is white and "he took what he wanted from her." The morning "The Jam" begins Effie battles with the memories and pain from her past as she and her lover, Warren, a white male attempt to navigate and reconcile who she is with who this man, Joseph, her father is and what her mother, Juliette, was to her. The title is a reference to the music that both she and Warren play as musicians struggling in Manhattan.