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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?

SWEET CHARIOT received a developmental workshop at New York Stage and Film in 2022, and was presented in INCOMING! at the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater in 2023 under the direction of Shariffa Ali.

Support for Sweet Chariot provided by The Axe-Houghton Foundation, The Lucille Lortel Foundation & New York Stage and Film

Check out this slideshow of previous Ladder Series projects!

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