The Play Grounds

Drama · congo square theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere

THE PLAY GROUNDS is a suicide-prevention piece centering Aloe, a disabled, black teenager struggling to overcome his friend’s death, and to reverse his own attempt at suicide. This thrilling, diverse dramedy asks, “What if Hamlet decided not to be?” Could his friends, like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, save him in time? How might they have learned a nonfatal means of resolving intergenerational trauma? This play was developed in Congo Square Theatre Company’s inaugural Next-Up Playwriting Fellowship.

Production Team

bairton brown *

director / playwright

keimon shook *

"ash boseman"

tyra grove *

"vivi childress"

justen ross *

"rose wilson"

jordan wallace *

"aloe wilson"

* Fringe Veteran