Lorenzo Taylor
Palm Springs, CA

Plays

by Lorenz Qatava

The life stories and achievements of five Black Gay writers is presented by five color-coded characters who symbolically represent Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Essex Hemphill, E. Lynn Harris, and Tarell Alvin McCraney. Their imagined intergenerational dialogues with each other and with a contemporary young man help him understand how their works influenced his own life experiences and how they transformed American culture, race relations and acceptance of homosexuality.

Cast:
Red Man: 40-60 year old African American male Blue Man: 40-60 year old African American male Green Man: 30-50 year old African American male Beige Man: 30-50 year old African American male Grey Man: 25-40 year old African American male Purple Man: 20-40 year old African American male