Johnetta Duncan, a homeschool co-op leader, is lost deep in grief after the death of her mother. She finds herself quickly losing control of her life, and worse – her classroom. And when a simple spelling test unexpectedly turns into an unearthing of America’s brutally racist past, one of the moms wants out. No longer willing to look the other way, she challenges Johnetta to face her grief and let go. But letting go is hard, when you’ve already lost so much.
Jonathan Norton is a playwright, director and dramaturge based in Dallas, TX. His plays have been produced or developed at PlayPenn, Texas Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, South Dallas Cultural Center, TeCo Theatrical Productions, and Soul Rep Theater Company. His plays include MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN, MY TIDY LIST OF TERRORS, SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, EVERYBODY’S GOT A LITTLE LIGHT, and OUR LADY OF SOUTH OAK CLIFF: THE VIRGIN SHENEQUA. He has also been a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and a Semi-Finalist for Wordbridge Playwrights Lab. He is one of three inaugural recipients of the TACA/Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. His newest piece, HOMESCHOOLED, is funded by the TACA grant and will make its world premeire at African American Repertory Theater in 2013.