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BEING UP IN HERE
AND ALL OF THE OTHER BUSINESSES THAT DON'T CONCERN YOU
OR WHEN YOU SEE A BUNCHA BLACK PEOPLE RUNNING,
WHAT DO YOU DO?

written by Marissa Joyce Stamps

Best friends Aaliyah and Eli get magical sneakers and run On Their Way, as far as space and as near as Brownsville's GnM bodega, to reach The Final Destination where they're to meet Mama She. But, what happens when they make the unfamiliar familiar and run off course?

World Premiere @ The Brick Theater x Exponential Festival 2024

Directed by Marissa Joyce Stamps | Featuring Alexis L. Downing, Aja Downing, Marie Flore Stamps, Mariyea, + Danté Charles Crichlow | Produced by Marissa Joyce Stamps, Nola Latty, Ava Elizabeth Novak, + Thalia Sablon | Stage Management Abigail Berven-Stotz | Scenic & Prop Design lucas a degirolamo | Lead Carpentry Thomas Wagner | Lighting Design André Segar | Sound Design Lamb | Costume Design DeShon Elem | Photography by Walter Wlodarczyk

Development + Production History

  • The Exponential Festival x The Brick Theater (January 2024)

  • Winner of The Princess Grace Playwriting Award (2023)

  • Staged Reading @ The Brick Aux (December 2022)

  • Brooklyn College New Play Lab (Fall 2022)

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