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THE BEST NEW PLAY OF THE YEAR!– The Wrap
A RAMBUNCTIOUS MIX OF WILD IMAGINATION!– Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
A ROWDY, WILY, BITING FARCE THAT TAKES FLIGHT!– Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
A SPIRITUAL PORTRAIT OF BLACK AMERICAN LIFE RIGHT NOW WITH ALL ITS TERRORS, HOPES AND CONTRADICTIONS.– Jesse Green, The New York Times
From the Academy Award®-nominated creator
of Empire, Precious, and The Butler
Jordan E. Cooper
You're about to board a flight like nothing ever seen on Broadway.
Direct from a smash-hit run at The Public Theater, AIN’T NO MO’ dares to ask the incendiary question, “What if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa?” The answer is the high-octane new comedy from the mischievous mind of playwright Jordan E. Cooper.
Moving faster than a transatlantic jet plane, this unprecedented, unpredictable comedy speeds through the turbulent skies of being Black in today’s America.
Brilliantly blending sketch, satire, avant garde theater, and a dose of drag, AIN’T NO MO’ will leave you crying with laughter—and thinking through the tears.
So put your tray tables in the upright position. Enjoy your flight. And never look back.
Lee Daniels is an Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by authenticity and candor, providing audiences with a unique experience and raw character insight with each of his projects. In 2001, Daniels founded Lee Daniels Entertainment, a full-service production company that is home to inclusive storytelling and serves as a platform for diverse and underrepresented voices to create authentic and original content. LDE made its feature film debut with Monster’s Ball, making Daniels the first African American producer of an Academy Award-winning film. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning film Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including nominations for Daniels in the categories of Achievement in Directing and Best Motion Picture of the Year. In 2013, he released the critically-acclaimed box office smash Lee Daniels’ The Butler, that tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), an African American butler who served at the White House during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986. Daniels is currently in production on his next film, Deliverance, an exorcism thriller for Netflix, which he wrote, will direct and produce. The project stars Mo’Nique, Andra Day, Glenn Close, Aunjanue Ellis, Rob Morgan and Caleb McLaughlin. The film is inspired by the true story of a mother who believed her children became demonically possessed. In February 2021, Daniels’ latest feature, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, was released by Hulu. A drama based around the court case of famed singer Billie Holiday (Andra Day) after she was arrested at her apartment for the possession of narcotics, Daniels both directed and produced the film. Daniels’ work with Andra on the film yielded her a Golden Globe Award® for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. On the small screen, Daniels created the hit television series “Empire” (FOX) where he wrote and directed the pilot and continued to serve as an executive producer on the series until its season six finale in April 2020. The ground-breaking drama, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, with Timbaland producing the show’s original music, premiered in January 2015 and broke ratings records during its first season. In May 2021, Daniels signed a new multi-year overall deal with 20th Television, extending his previous deal with the studio that began in 2014. He continues to create, develop, write, direct and supervise new projects under his Lee Daniels Entertainment banner. His current and recent projects include the critically acclaimed hit series “The Wonder Years,” “The Ms. Pat Show,” and upcoming the untitled Sammy Davis Jr. limited series for Hulu, to be co-written and directed by Daniels. In addition to his successful film and television career, Daniels is also a passionate advocate and philanthropist. He sits on numerous boards including The Public Theater and Ghetto Film School, a non-profit which helps to educate, develop, and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. Daniels is also a longtime LGBTQIA activist, as well as a strong supporter of many charitable organizations.
Stevie Walker-Webb is an award-winning director, writer and cultural worker who believes in the transformational power of art. As a survivor of poverty and the associative violence that comes with growing up Black and poor in America, he creates work that liberates and reframes the narratives of marginalized groups. He is co-founder and Executive Director of Hundreds of Thousands, an arts and advocacy non-profit that makes visual the suffering and inhumane treatment of incarcerated mentally ill people and the policies that adversely impact their lives. He’s received an Obie Award for directing Ain’t No Mo (The Public Theater). He is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award for theater, The Lily Award in honor of Lorraine Hansberry awarded by the Dramatists Guild of America, a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and a Wellspring Scholar. He’s the Founding Artistic Director of the Jubilee Theatre in Waco, Texas, and has created art and theatre in Madagascar, South Africa, Mexico, Mississippi and across America. His work has been produced by: The Public Theater, American Civil Liberties Union, The New Group, Cherry Lane, Zara Aina, Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Center Stage, La Mama and Theatre of the Oppressed-NYC. Along with his art and advocacy work, Stevie currently teaches and creates art at Harvard University and New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. For more information about Stevie, visit www.steviewalkerwebb.com
Jordan E. Cooper
Jordan E. Cooper
JORDAN E. COOPER (Playwright/Peaches) is an Obie Award-winning performer/playwright who was chosen to be one of Out Magazine’s “Entertainers of the Year.” Jordan was also featured on the final season of FX’s groundbreaking series “Pose” as MC Tyrone. He is the creator and showrunner of the Emmy-nominated sitcom “The Ms. Pat Show” which critics called “one of the most radical sitcoms of the modern era.” With Ain’t No Mo’, Jordan is now, at 27, the youngest playwright in Broadway history.