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 Psalmayene 24

PSALMAYENE 24

  

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    The Susan Gurman Agency, LLC  

Psalmayene 24 (a.k.a. Gregory Morrison) is an award-winning playwright, director, and actor. Among other awards, the plays of the trilogy have earned two $25,000 development grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Walt Disney Corporation grant, and a Helen Hayes Award nomination. Psalm is the recipient of a 2012 Individual Artist Award in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council, and has also received grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the Boomerang Fund for Artists Inc. As an actor, Psalm has appeared on HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire" and is a member of Actor's Equity Association. In 2014, Psalm travelled to India to devise theater with Arena Stage's Voices of Now program.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Psalmayene 24's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Cinderella: The Remix         Dream Of The Disenfranchised Black Man         Free Jujube Brown         Journey To The Door Of No Return. .         Most Excellent (And Busted) Battle, The         P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical         Zomo the Rabbit-A Hip-Hop Creation Myth



Cinderella: The Remix

Synopsis:
Cinderella wants to be a DJ - but girls are not allowed. She mixes her best beats in the basement of her wicked stepmother's basement. Her best friend Chin Chilla and her fairy godmother get her into a contest which she wins

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part of his critically acclaimed HIP-HOP CHILDREN'S TRILOGY that explores the past, present, and future of hip-hop culture.

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Genre:
Hip-Hop Childrens

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Dream Of The Disenfranchised Black Man

Synopsis:
Three man find they are living the lives of someone else

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workshop and reading at Theater Alliance     01 May 2014

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Surrealist

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Free Jujube Brown

Synopsis:
An artist accidently kills a policeman

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recognized as a seminal work in Hip-Hop Theater

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Plays from the Boom-Box Galaxy: Theater from the Hip-Hop Generation (TCG).   -

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Journey To The Door Of No Return. .

Synopsis:
Eccentric novelist T.E.N. meets Baraka a music producer at a bus stop. The voices tell Baraka that he must go to the "door of no return" to release his demons

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Most Excellent (And Busted) Battle, The

Synopsis:
musical remix of Romeo and Juliet

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1st Produced:
workshop and reading at Playwrights Horizons     01 Apr 2014

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Genre:
Hip-Hop musical

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P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical

Synopsis:
G. Petto is a designer of computer games for the evil Machine Master. He finds that one of his characters P. Nokio can get out of the computer. He is overjoyed he can have a son. With the help of the Graffiti Fairy P.Nokio is sent to school to learn rhyme and rhythm. However, he falls in with a bad lot -Jacob Yeh Fox and Cat Burglar

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part of his critically acclaimed HIP-HOP CHILDREN'S TRILOGY that explores the past, present, and future of hip-hop culture.

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Genre:
Musical

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Zomo the Rabbit-A Hip-Hop Creation Myth

Synopsis:
Once he gets dissed by school friends for being weak and ineffectual, Zomo the rabbit vows to prove them all wrong by becoming powerful and never having to take no mess from anybody ever again. His quest leads him to the Ultimate power master, Sky God, who promises to grant his request, but he has to do something in return by securing and bringing her three special things: 1) get the dance shoes of Big Fish at the DC Waterfront; 2) get the spray paint can from Wild Cow at the National Zoo; 3) get the turntable from DJ the Leopard in Adams Morgan. the first act sets up the story and Zomo starts securing the items in trickster fashion, complete with split second lighting and sound cues, and of course, enough toe-tapping rap for a full scale slam. Along the way, though, Zomo learns the consequence of taking precious items that mean something to others and discovers another purpose for his life than trying to be all powerful.
- Debbie Minter Jackson, DC theatre Scene

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part of his critically acclaimed HIP-HOP CHILDREN'S TRILOGY that explores the past, present, and future of hip-hop culture.

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Imagination Stage

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Genre:
suitable for ages 4 and up Youth Audience

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