A. Emmanuel Leadon

A. Emmanuel Leadon

Artist/writer from Dallas.

Plays

  • Spare Rib
    Kane and Able, sisters and roommates born into wealth, have been burdened with the daily care of their big brother Seth, who has come down with a serious yet unidentifiable disease. As Seth's fortieth and potentially final birthday approaches, Kane and Able are surprised to learn that their mother is as eager to change the status quo as they are.
  • 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.
  • The Gertrude Effect
    Isaiah is going through it. Junior year kicked his ass. He needs to take the SAT again. His waves aren't coming in. His ex is tarnishing his reputation. He can't get his father's voice out of his head. His father probably isn't proud of him. His father married some weird depressed chick. His father is in Greenland and isn't calling him often enough. Everyone else's fathers have...
    Isaiah is going through it. Junior year kicked his ass. He needs to take the SAT again. His waves aren't coming in. His ex is tarnishing his reputation. He can't get his father's voice out of his head. His father probably isn't proud of him. His father married some weird depressed chick. His father is in Greenland and isn't calling him often enough. Everyone else's fathers have gotten way richer. He dresses poor. He needs to elevate his fashion sense. And his (soon-to-be former?) stepmother will be damned if this story becomes his.
  • This Means War
    Quinta is a senior at an elite university. She keeps her head down, minds her business, and quietly maintains summa cum laude status. Five months before graduation, her meticulously planned future is thrown into jeopardy when her high school is embroiled in a globally publicized scandal. She must confront her past and swing public opinion in her favor, and doesn't have time to take mercy on those who dare stand in her way.
  • Rid of Me
    Something insidious is lurking around DFW this Pride Month. The targets were marked from birth and it's only a matter a time before they're captured. It is now up to one of the few demonology students in the area to discover a solution before even more lives are lost.
  • Blackerface
    An ambitious, enlightened aspiring director casts an inexperienced underclassman as the titular character in her high school production of Othello. An ambitious, entitled aspiring actor loses out on a dream role. All hell breaks loose.
  • Face of the True God
    An overnight teen sensation and gay icon is closing out her first world tour. Days before she is set to arrive at her father's apartment for a sabbatical, her other father and a family friend invade seeking asylum of their own.
  • Defunct
    Soon after two concurrent tragedies, four professional athletes arrive early to their locker room before the first playoff game. Internal and interpersonal tensions boil over when one makes an announcement threatening the team's prospects.
  • Bliss Is Bliss
    Seba's friend group is holding its annual reunion soon. Stuck in rehab, Seba pays their estranged sibling Ayo to attend the conference in their stead. Ayo finds the assembled company courteous, intellectually stimulating, and oddly, inexorably optimistic. What begins as a much-needed vacation gradually devolves into a febrile nightmare from which there may be no escape.
  • Rosin
    A brother-sister busking duo takes a break on a sweltering summer afternoon.