A. Emmanuel Leadon

A. Emmanuel Leadon

A. Emmanuel Leadon is a comedian, author, and draftsman from the remote island nation of South Oak Cliff, whose writing and standup approach current events with surrealism, hyperbole, ​and a distorted sense of language. His work has been staged, presented, and/or funded by Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop, the National New Play Network, the Play Penn Conference, the Great Plains...
A. Emmanuel Leadon is a comedian, author, and draftsman from the remote island nation of South Oak Cliff, whose writing and standup approach current events with surrealism, hyperbole, ​and a distorted sense of language. His work has been staged, presented, and/or funded by Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop, the National New Play Network, the Play Penn Conference, the Great Plains Theater Conference, American Theater Group, the Yale Department of Theater Studies, and the Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.

Plays

  • Cave Canem
    CAVE CANEM is a modern Southern Gothic exploring the possibility of forgiveness in the face of dire consequences. On one of the darkest nights of his life, Jermichael cut off his lifelong friendship with his next-door neighbor. Two years later, the neighbor has adopted his nephew, a dog, and Jermichael has just been granted partial custody of his son, a human. The former best friends attempt to bottle their...
    CAVE CANEM is a modern Southern Gothic exploring the possibility of forgiveness in the face of dire consequences. On one of the darkest nights of his life, Jermichael cut off his lifelong friendship with his next-door neighbor. Two years later, the neighbor has adopted his nephew, a dog, and Jermichael has just been granted partial custody of his son, a human. The former best friends attempt to bottle their resentments before their collective rage takes complete control.
  • Ten Arguments
    A super-duper-diverse cast of five reminds you what you said… or what you thought… or what you thought about saying… on your social media in each of the past ten grueling years. Join them as they depict various Dallas denizens and tourists on a magical journey through political awakening, imposter syndrome, virtue signaling, red medication, hero worship, and pointless app updates. Devised from Jaron Lanier...
    A super-duper-diverse cast of five reminds you what you said… or what you thought… or what you thought about saying… on your social media in each of the past ten grueling years. Join them as they depict various Dallas denizens and tourists on a magical journey through political awakening, imposter syndrome, virtue signaling, red medication, hero worship, and pointless app updates. Devised from Jaron Lanier's TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW and conceived by Nick Leos.
  • Pixie Dream
    Meagan's toxic relationships – Oh that rich girl. Yeah. No that's the other one. Yeah her. Meagan's toxic relationships with her male relatives come to a head as she approaches graduation, resulting in life-changing revelations and an outrageous contest.
  • Darwin's Will
    In a near future America in which queer people have usurped first-class status, a straight couple awaits the state's judgment on a very special request.
  • Road Trip
    A woman embarking on an exodus must repeatedly refuse her young child's demands to turn back.