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Don't Look Away

by Lydia Y. Nichols

Directed by James Ijames


2082, the Angola Climate Change Refugee Settlement (bka the Acres). It's the 50th anniversary of the Reparations Proclamation, and for the first time since she left for college in the north, Siless Jones-LaMotte has come home to the ever-narrowing strip of Gulf Coast land that the US government ceded to a coalition of Black-led nonprofits as belated payment for the stolen labor of 40 million citizens' enslaved ancestors, prepared - sort of - to declare her independence to her grandmother: Siless won't be moving back to run the Jones-LaMotte Mortuary and Birthing Center. But her news is eclipsed by her sister Jo's insurgent plot that threatens not only the family business but the very ground upon which it was built. Don't Look Away follows a family navigating the sustenance of legacy on disappearing land: What happens when they all agree that The Story must be told but not on what the story is or how to tell it?

Auditions are currently open for roles in this virtual production!

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Virtual Performances available April 2022!

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