As the second Tulsa play, Heavenly Shades explores the riots from a survivor’s point of view – life in a traumatized imagination. L’ash is 14 at the time of the riots; she loses nine brothers and sisters, along with her parents. She escapes to Minnesota, and lives a long life… or thinks she does. She is pursued by the ghost of the man who killed her father; how violence continues to happen in the body and mind after the overt actions cease; how suffering is transmitted generationally.
Director: Kip Fagan, New York