THE WIND AND THE BREEZE
Blue Ink Playwriting Award, 2016
Lorraine Hansberry Award, 2013
Sam, the legendary, undisputed greatest emcee in Rockford, IL, plans to rest on his laurels all winter and, if possible, stake out an early spot to watch the Independence Day fireworks — but his former mentees and their outsized dreams challenge him to a battle he can't win.
"Ultimately, THE WIND AND THE BREEZE... proves that life is truly lived in the moments between the rap battles (or the fireworks) not just during them."
"[R]endered with restraint and understatement... sometimes what sticks most --in life or pyrotechnics--is the sense of anticipation, not the next dazzling flash."
-San Diego Union Tribune