A. Emmanuel Leadon

A. Emmanuel Leadon

A. Emmanuel Leadon is a humorist and visual artist from the remote island nation of South Oak Cliff, whose narrative and dramatic writing approaches current events with surrealism, hyperbole, ​and a distorted sense of language. His work has been produced, presented, and/or funded by Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, the National New Play Network, the Play Penn Conference, the Great...
A. Emmanuel Leadon is a humorist and visual artist from the remote island nation of South Oak Cliff, whose narrative and dramatic writing approaches current events with surrealism, hyperbole, ​and a distorted sense of language. His work has been produced, presented, and/or funded by Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop, the National New Play Network, the Play Penn Conference, the Great Plains Theater Conference, the Yale Department of Theater Studies, and the Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.

Plays

  • Cave Canem
    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 an hour-long magical journey through political awakening, imposter syndrome, virtue signaling, red medication, hero worship, and pointless app updates. Devised from Jaron...
    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 an hour-long 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.
  • 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.
  • Too Soon
    A universally acclaimed and respected multi-hyphenate has taken an indefinite sabbatical after razing his legacy beyond repair. His protégés, newcomers to the Hollywood circuit, are forced to continue pursuit of the "white money era", as he called it, without his vital guidance. Abandoned and confused, the ragtag trio begins to reconsider their places in an industry where everything you have is also everything you have to lose.
  • A Better Place
    Former prodigy Debra has come down with an unidentifiable disease that is worsening at a painfully slow pace. Her roommate cheerfully does all the cooking and cleaning and laundry and shopping and scheduling and dreaming for them both, yet inadvertently aggravates her symptoms with his unrelenting enthusiasm. She stealthily enlists her landlord’s assistance, which may prove to be her fatal error.