Runaway by Shelley Fort

RUNAWAY
Written by Shelley Fort
Directed by Colette Robert

FEATURING:
Shelley Fort
Rania Salem Manganaro
Zhailon Levingston
Diana Oh
Brian D Coats
Miles G. Jackson
Eric Lockley

A young black girl runs away in search of her radical brother with the hope to reunite him with their ailing father. Her city is ruled by a vengeful king. Schools are segregated, members of the LGBTQ community are only allowed in shelters underground, women are punished for purchasing birth control and uttering the word ‘abortion’. In a nation where healing seems impossible, a girl sets out to prove the world wrong.

presented as a part of the National Black Theatre's Keep Soul Alive Reading Series

National Black Theatre, 5th Avenue between 125th and 126th