Ben F. Locke

Ben F. Locke

Plays

  • Following
    Darnell is an up and coming app designer. His popularity attracts a lot of fame and attention. It all seems great until he finds out that he's being stalked. Can Darnell solve the mystery before it's too late? Following explores what exactly it means to be an ally. Do we do what we do because it's the right thing to do or do we all have our own selfish motives that dictate what we deem as what's right and wrong?
  • Even
    Even is a play that takes place in America post race war. Black people have taken over claiming Regina and Tamir as their leaders. As part of the Peace Treaty, they've enacted an initiative that forces White people to undergo 400 years of volunteer slavery. Two new White slaves find their way into the home of Regina, Tamir and their family. Can this initiative really last 400 years? Even asks the question...
    Even is a play that takes place in America post race war. Black people have taken over claiming Regina and Tamir as their leaders. As part of the Peace Treaty, they've enacted an initiative that forces White people to undergo 400 years of volunteer slavery. Two new White slaves find their way into the home of Regina, Tamir and their family. Can this initiative really last 400 years? Even asks the question of what does "Equality" mean and explores the effects of slavery on Black people but on White bodies.
  • Break
    (Full Length Work in Progress. Feedback is more than welcome!)

    We've all heard of couple's counseling to keep a relationship together but what happens when you go to counseling to break up? An interracial couple, a thruple and two best friends all come together with one goal in mind: to break up. Break asks the question: How badly do we want to change and where's the line between...
    (Full Length Work in Progress. Feedback is more than welcome!)

    We've all heard of couple's counseling to keep a relationship together but what happens when you go to counseling to break up? An interracial couple, a thruple and two best friends all come together with one goal in mind: to break up. Break asks the question: How badly do we want to change and where's the line between what we say we want and what we actually want?
  • Rooted
    (Full Length Work in Progress. Feedback is more than welcome!)

    Faced with the prospect of losing their ancestral home, a trio of BIPOC modern-day witches resurrect a witch from their coven as to help them grapple with rapid change, surprising discoveries and the newest neighbor in their home.
  • Caught
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    When looting breaks out on the Mag Mile, one department store (adjacent from the Mag Mile) catches one of the looters. The only problem is, he doesn't have any loot. Now the young Black man they caught has accused the store of racial profiling, leaving them under fire for serious cancellation...
    New Draft recently uploaded! (Full Length Work in Progress. Feedback is more than welcome!)


    When looting breaks out on the Mag Mile, one department store (adjacent from the Mag Mile) catches one of the looters. The only problem is, he doesn't have any loot. Now the young Black man they caught has accused the store of racial profiling, leaving them under fire for serious cancellation. Now the store must work together to prove that they are not racist and pin something on the alleged looter. They're totally not racist though...
  • Write
    (Full Length Work in Progress. Feedback is more than welcome!)

    Three BIPOC actors are on the verge of stardom but just can't seem to break through. In comes a white playwright, on the verge of a new script he wrote with them in mind. This perfect pairing seems almost too good to be true. Write asks the question of what it means to write stories that aren't yours. Who is it really for...
    (Full Length Work in Progress. Feedback is more than welcome!)

    Three BIPOC actors are on the verge of stardom but just can't seem to break through. In comes a white playwright, on the verge of a new script he wrote with them in mind. This perfect pairing seems almost too good to be true. Write asks the question of what it means to write stories that aren't yours. Who is it really for and who has ownership of our words and our experiences?
  • Bad Boyfriend
    Bad Boyfriend is a one man show about a guy who just broke up with his boyfriend. Post break up life is nothing like how they advertise on TV or in the mainstream world. This play explores relationships and how we cope with break up, being Black, and being gay in a funny yet realistic way.
  • Kid's Court
    Kid's Court is a TYA show about a Kid's Court TV show where adults are put on trial and a kids are the judge and jury. It's a fun, interactive yet relevant show about how are actions affect people, especially adults who have kids that look to them on how to behave and exist in the world.
  • Figure
    Aiden is a struggling author with a very complicated relationship with his Dad. When Aiden seeks help from a therapist, Aiden's past is unraveled. Will this do more harm than good? Figure is a play that deals with trauma and mental health in the Black Community.