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URBAN RABBIT CHRONICLES

THE ESCAPE ARTIST’S CHILDREN

BLACK / OUT STORIES

THE LAUNDRY CHANNEL

ALMOST, NOT QUITE, JUST ABOUT


 

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What I write and why:

I write plays and tele-plays with multi-cultural casts, a comic tone, and often a supernatural twist. My characters attempt to reconcile ordinary life with all the stuff we can't explain. It ain't Raisin in the Sun.

"Harper... has a good feel for storytelling, structure and dialogue. He creates characters you care about..."

    - Baltimore Sun



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URBAN RABBIT CHRONICLES

Synopsis:
Ted and Karen’s marriage is unraveling. When they purchase a rabbit statue at a Flea Market, Karen miraculously writes a successful novel. Ted, convinced that Karen is possessed by the statue begs his assistant and a priest to help him rescue Karen.

Breakdown: 3M 2W

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Escape Artists

THE ESCAPE ARTIST’S CHILDREN


Synopsis:
Grayson, an unemployed lawyer, is grieving the loss of her family, but her comatose twin brother urges her to face the past, her own shortcomings and re-discover her power.

Breakdown: 3M 3W

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Rainbow Artist

BLACK / OUT STORIES

Synopsis:

A black man (the Writer), begins interviewing black gay people in search of the truth about what it means to be black and out in America. The play uses actual interviews along with a fictionalized narrative to create a unique hybrid of documentary theatre and dramatic exploration.

Breakdown: 4M 2W

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Laundry Channel

THE LAUNDRY CHANNEL

Synopsis:
When Clay, a chef, asks Pool, a black TV producer, to move in with him, Pool stumbles across a TV program hosted by a ghostly laundress - a program only Pool can see. Pool struggles to find out why he’s seeing this woman and what her cryptic messages mean. Breakdown: 4M 4W

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Almost, Not Quite, just_about

ALMOST, NOT QUITE, JUST ABOUT

Synopsis:
Best friends, Benjamin and Casey are struggling actors navigating the ups and downs of living in New York City. But when Casey finds success in an L.A. based TV series, Benjamin feels left behind, questioning his relationship with his wife, his viability as a black actor, and the politics of show business.

Breakdown: 3M 3W

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ALMOST, NOT QUITE, JUST ABOUT


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