playwriting

UPCOMING COMMISSONS

IN-DEVELOPMENT 

  • Comet (Solo-Performance) 

  • Twenty-Six (Full-Length)

OTHER

  • Rice & Em Fight a Lion (Full-Length) - On-going, world-building exercise exploring the intersections of (non-binary) gender and race in the digital age.

COMPLETED

  • Germantown Plays Pericles (One-Act) - a community-contributed play about issues and dreams of Germantown, Philadelphia. 

  • Every Everyman (One-Act)a devised, socially-distant, live adaptation of Everyman with contemporary emphasis on Black liberation.

  • Walk the Line (One-Act)-  Run. Don't walk. Who decides how we pursue our legacy? Who decides how we fight for liberation? Who draws the line? A hood-angel Zoom-bombs Hudda's final moments. They are both in crisis. They argue over what it means to live and die in a world that'd rather you be erased. Hudda won't live to be erased.

  • Dandelion (One-Act; 154 Revisited with Revolution Shakespeare) - Adaptation of sonnets 46, 85, & 98.

  • Coruscatum (One- Act) - a devised, multimedia performance piece/time capsule//machine with the Upper School students of Friends Select.

  • The Medusa Play (Full-Length; Barrymore Recommended) - Who is the Black artist? Who is Medusa? ​

  • The White Feather Project (One-Act) -  devised from interviews of the Ursinus community concerning cowardice under racial stress. Accompanying the final performances and script, a website including a reading list, video diaries (of the process), and original blog posts are available for public and academic use.  produced by Upstream Performance Collaborative.

  • Little Dancer (One-Act) - A solo show about a toxic, Black/White interracial relationship

  • Com[promising] Freedom (One- Act; produced at The National Constitution Center) -  "What will we do with all this freedom?"- Elizabeth Powell​ and her peers ask themselves this question in studying for their final history exam about The Declaration of Independence. Click here to read an article.

  • Pedestals (Monologue) - ​​After assaulting a peer due to a racially charged incident, an African-American star student is confronted by her principal and her future. Click here to watch a recording of PedestalsListen to the Philadelphia Young Playwright's podcast series "Mouthful" here!​

  • Editorial for Grid Magazine about my experience as a young artist of color.​

 

For more information (commissions, writing samples, inquiries), please email theangelabey@gmail.com

"Germantown Plays Pericles" by Ang Bey

directing 

UPCOMING

COMPLETED

 NEW WORK:

  •  The White Feather Project - produced by Upstream Performance Collaborative, co-collaborated with Raychel Ceciro

  • The Prophecy Plays by Crys Clemente - staged-reading produced by Philadelphia Asian American Performing Artists.

  • WHISPER - presented at DG Jam 2021 and available to watch here.

  • Every Everyman - produced by Shakespeare in Clark Park, assistant-directed with Kittson O'Neil

  • The Medusa Play - produced by Shoe Box Theatre Collective, co-directed with Ryan Rebel 

  • Little Dancer - produced at Ursinus College

  • Daffodil by Arthur Robinson - produced at Ursinus College

  • Coruscatum - produced by Friends Select School

ESTABLISHED:

  • Twelfth Night - produced by Friends Select School

"Twelfth Night" at Friends Select School
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Photography: Ryfee Randolph (Twelfth Night), Christian Hayden (The Medusa Play), and Rowan Davis (The White Feather Project).

The Medusa Play

Written by Ang Bey

Directed by Ryan Rebel and Ang Bey

Academic Premiere at Ursinus College in Spring of 2019  (Directed by Tamanya Garza)

BARRYMORE RECOMMENDED World Premiere with Shoe Box Theatre Collective at Venice Island Performing Arts Center November 15th though 27th (Co-Directed by Ang Bey & Ryan Rebel)

Click here to read my director/playwright's note.

Photography by Christian Hayden

Cast features Taylor Cawley, Briyana D. Clarel, Bryce Menard, Terriny Morrison, & William Morrison

Poster design by Shahana Jan

The White Feather Project

Directed by Ang Bey

Dramaturged by Raychel Ceciro

The White Feather Project is an ethnographic play concerning white fragility and cowardice. Devised from scholarly texts, primary sources, and in-person interviews, the community of Ursinus College is the vehicle and incubator for this piece.

Click here to visit the project's website.

Produced by Upstream Performance Collaborative.

Performances took place on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at Ursinus College as part of Celebration of Student Achievement (COSA) and Sunday, May 19th, 2019 as part of Shoebox Short Theatre Festival.​

Cast featuring Quinton J. Alexander and Bonnie Baldini.

click the posters below to view pages.

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Coruscatum

Directed and Edited by Ang Bey

Imagine a world we may not live to see.

This play was devised over six weeks, in an entirely virtual process. Click here to take a look at our archive, including class videos, lesson plans, and deleted scenes.

Access the project website here.

Walk the Line

Written by Ang Bey

A hood-angel (Marissa Kennedy) Zoom-bombs Hudda's (Briyana D. Clarel) final moments. They are both in crisis. They argue over what it means to live and die in a world that'd rather you be erased. Hudda won't live to be erased.

Click here to read audience reviews.

This reading was originally broadcast live to Facebook on September 17th, 2020. 

Dandelion

Written by Ang Bey

Isis (Adaeze Nwoko) and Nile (Satchel Willams) are in love and try very hard to keep that true. But distance, miscommunication, and fear marks disaster when you can't reach through a screen to hold a hand.

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Read my viral Facebook post about white "allyship".

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Watch my interview with Ryan Rebel for Venice Island at a Distance discussing racism in theatre.

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Listen to my episode of "no small parts" - a podcast hosted and created by Brittany Brewer.