TURF

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Coral, a plucky newspaper reporter, wants to write an article on the comeback story of Montell Miller, the infamous Black football player who was accused of killing his White wife. After learning that Montell is planning to have a high profile wedding to a young Black woman, Coral believes that Montell is trying to re-enter society by reimagining himself as a “Good Black Man”. When Coral’s editor, James, rejects the pitch, claiming that it will look bad for a historically Black newspaper to bash a prominent Black man, Coral goes rogue and seeks out the story for herself.

Turf was workshopped with Lucas Hnath and directed by Taylor Reynolds. It was presented as an MFA Thesis at New York University in May 2018.