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May 6, 2016

The words of murder suspect, Bendrix Marshal are intertwined with his deceased ex-wife's journal, and the police investigation into her murder.

The Lady in the Blue Coat

In Progress

It is the very long and cold winter of 2013 when Donovan James first encounters the lady in blue on a Chicago “L” train and as train conversations bring them closer, Donovan begins to have a hard time separating her imagined girlfriend-ness from the reality of her wedding band. An unfavorable end is made obvious by the appearance of detective Lesley Powell but what has happened, and why remains unknown. The Lady in the Blue Coat explores themes of time, possibility, and determinism when we believe we are free.

The Kidnapping

In Progress

When you're a mixed-race autistic child who's gone to stay with your Trump supporting grandfather you thought was dead. Or, you're Clovis McGregor and you just don't understand until after your vote has been cast. The Kidnapping explores themes of family, politics, and the kidnapping that occurs while everyone's more concerned about something else.