playwright / screenwriter
An estranged biracial couple must confront their
attitudes and biases after their son is detained by the
police following a traffic stop. Their disparate histories
and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they
try to find out what has happened to their son.
Jeremy Jordan (L) and Kerry Washington
Broadway (The Booth Theatre), 2018
● Laurents/Hatcher Award (2016)
● Winner of 5 Berkshire Theatre Awards including Best Production and Best New Play (2016)
“[A] new play with a definite future. This is a rare chance
to be in on the first stage of a trip worth taking in a runaway
bus of reality. Not yet a classic - it soon will be though."
"I reviewed 55 New Jersey plays in 2017 and my favorite was
'American Son,' which the George Street Playhouse in
New Brunswick presented."
“…a pitch perfect world premiere.”
- The Berkshire Eagle
“…searing production….It gets our highest recommendation.”
- Berkshire On Stage and Screen
- Albany Times Union
“…a powerful, powerful play.”
- Off-Script with Dan Dwyer