Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own.
It is July 1977 and the South Bronx is HOT: from a heat wave, from this new thing that would come to be known as “hip-hop,” and from an astounding number of fires burning the borough to the ground. E, a young African-American man, dreams of being a poet, but unemployment, a raging fiscal crisis, and a family on the brink of disaster drive him to ask a dangerous question: Can you love your ‘hood if you take part in its destruction?
San Diego, 1976: Ray, a newly single father of twin hemophiliac boys, meets Roz, a hematologist in possession of a miracle drug that over time becomes a nightmare. A fifteen-year tale of two adults growing up, Roz and Ray is a story of love, trust, sacrifice and forgiveness between two friends.
Pass Over, a mash-up of the biblical Exodus story and some Godot-inspired absurdity set in a modern urban wasteland, asks if there is a Promised Land for black men in America, what does it take to get them there?
Tasha has recently returned to her home in the rural south, tight-lipped about the past decade and determined to make a new start with Calvin, a local boy she knew as a teenager. When her former drama teacher, fueled by white wine and regret, comes over to “catch up,” the fabric of Tasha’s new life begins to unravel.
Grands and Jaime are both obsessed with Joan of Arc. Grands wakes up from gender affirmative surgery speaking French and claiming they survived a fire. The same day, Jaime, their genderqueer grandchild who has been pretending to be Joan of Arc for weeks, goes missing.