screenplays


JAWBONE (co-written with Christina Springer) (award-winning, consultations with Lucy Anne Hurston [Zora Neale Hurston's niece]): If not for jealousy and unrequited passion, the play co-written by Zora Neale Hurston  and Langston Hughes named Mule Bone might have been the product of the greatest collaboration of the Harlem Renaissance. How did conflicting attractions, disputed authorship, and the pressures of white patronage destroy the relationship between Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and the best-known poet of the period, Langston Hughes (The Weary Blues)?


GIMME KEYS! (ROMANTIC COMEDY): Traveling from dreamlike Serifos to her family’s remote mountain village, Dawn must choose between two men, old world and new.


THE WOMAN IN THE FRAME (DRAMA/MYSTERY): Jasmine, a young black woman, discovers in a thrift store a series of seaside photographs of a mysterious white woman. A photographer herself, she sets out to recreate the 1950s scenes, and along the way discovers the woman in the photos went missing long ago. Her search for the woman unravels a series of surprising and dark secrets.


B-MORE DREAM: In this offbeat romantic comedy set in Baltimore’s multi-cultural urban heartland, a quirky stand-up comic must decide whether she can forgive her brother’s past betrayals and embrace his growing family. On the way, she discovers even a Woman of Steel can make room for love.



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Michele Poulos