Lulu

Written by:

Sashoya Simpson

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Black

Cast Size:
15

Roles For:

  • LGBTQ+: 2
  • Men: 3
  • Women: 10

Genre:

Adventure
Black Theatre
Fantasy
TYA

Themes:

Culture
Family
Grief

Length:

75 min.

Year Written:

2020

Synopsis:

Traversing present day and fantasy, Lulu takes us on a grand adventure into the mystical folk realm in search of the Birth Tree Fruit to save her ailing grandmother.

Characters:

Lulu: A 10 year old girl of Jamaican-descent.
Anansi: An ageless trickster and shape-shifter who can change from human to spider.
Grandma Clarice: Grandmother of Lulu. Jamaican-born and keeper of old traditions.
Nadia: Mother of Lulu.
Doctor Bird: An elegant fella.
La Diablesse: A sangoma-like woman with a cow hoof and one human foot.
Choorile: A mischievous jumbie.
Mrs. Brown: Teacher of Lulu.
Josh: A friend of Lulu.
Zeinab: A friend of Lulu.
Hospital Doctor: A doctor at the hospital.
Fruit Vendor: An old crone resembling a soucouyant.
Figures: A mischievous group of ghost children
Jumbie: A lone duppy
Beatrice: Transportation donkey

Resources:

The play can be accessed by emailing the playwright at sashoyatheartist@gmail.com

Notes:

Please cast with a mindful eye to the diverse nature of the characters.