LADDER SERIES

new works development program

Currently in development:

SWEET CHARIOT
by Eric Lockley

When the prospect of a far off place called Home seems more appealing than the terrors of Earth, Marcus, a down and out teacher, launches himself on a journey across planets and centuries. Marcus risks everything, and a dysfunctional space crew will stop at nothing to discover Home. But as they encounter mysterious alien figures, Afro-Bots, and a very uncertain future, Home may not be all that they expected. Sweet Chariot is an Afrofuturistic exploration of the sorted line between escape and resilience, posing the question: is true liberation only possible for Black people beyond Earth?

UP NEXT: SWEET CHARIOT will have a developmental workshop at New York Stage and Film in upstate New York this July! Find out more at www.newyorkstageandfilm.org/summer2022bios.

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Sweet Chariot, 2018 at ALT-BLACK
photo by Sam Horvath

Check out this slideshow of previous Ladder Series projects!

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