Ben F. Locke

Ben F. Locke

Plays

  • Modern Magic
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.