The women and text of this play are in constant conversation with several artists, playwrights, scholars, and writers throughout history. An offering of works the play is inspired by and hopes to be in conversation with.

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation by William C. Anderson & Zoé Samudzi
Haiti, History, and the Gods by Colin Dayan
The Law Is a White Dog by Colin Dayan
Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation by Sophie Lewis
The Pure Lover by David Plante
In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe
Ordinary Notes by Christina Sharpe
Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State by Samuel Stein
The Long Emancipation by Rinaldo Walcott

The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca
The House and Land of Mrs. Alba by Sylvia Wynter

The Dig: Abolish the Family with Sophie Lewis
Flatbush + Main Episode 26: The Police Killing of Arthur Miller Jr.

“Negus” from Islands by Kamau Braithwaite
“A Fantasy” from Ararat by Louise Glück
Poet in New York Federico García Lorca
“Matt” from Magical Negro by Morgan Parker
“Snow” from The Most of It by Mary Ruefle
“Eride” from Dramatic Verses by Trumbull Stickney