Full length plays written by Nicole Anderson-Cobb, PhD
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"TANGLED" is a full length play/dramedy that examines the impacts of gun violence from the unique perspectives of a fictional family of female African American funeral directors. From their vantage point, we consider the burden that the women bear trying to serve their communty while battling their own mounting fears of violence in the community---and their own personal demons.
“STILL WATERS” is a full length play/dramedy that examines race relations in local communities early in the Obama presidency. This play follows a camp counselor and her group of young campers who leave their neighborhood to pursue some summer fun at a suburban recreational facility. However, the events that unfold for all involved reveal much about urban economic crisis, the perils of integration and the legacy of racial hurts that inform adult aspirations and decisions.
"CAMPUS JIHAD" is a full length play/dramedy that examines the experiences of a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and administrators at a huge fictional state institution. Furthermore, this play reveals the ways that global and national events between Muslims and non-Muslims impact individual students and their experiences on college campuses.
"WHAT'S IN US" is a full length play/dramedy that explores the 21st century college experience from the perspective of a female African American undergraduate student who attends college on an urban campus, but lives and works in her home community--- African American community plagued by the influx of guns, gangs and immigrant vendors altering the lifestyle of this once stable community.
"TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES" is a satirical solo show that examines the impacts technology, cell phones and social networking on contemporary romantic relationships.
"BLACK REIGN: SURVIVIN' THE OBAMA YEARS" is a satirical solo show that reflects on the significance of the first year of the Obama presidency for me personally. This show also examines how the Obama candidacy and presidency impacted my life, my relationships with loved ones, and my perspectives on history, race relations, activism and civic engagement moving forward.
"BARELY THERE" is poignant solo show that reflects on my experiences as an educator over the last thirteen years and the challenges of working as an female African American college professor in the 21st century classroom.
***Also, two more plays in progress: one on cyberhacking...and another on the First Family...