Outcry is a fictional and experimental play based on the true stories of Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till, Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo, Mamie Till and Nicole Bell. In this play, the worlds of five very different individuals collide. It is set in the dream of Nicole Bell, whose fiancé was murdered the night before her wedding. The play begins when two teenage boys (Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till) meet for the first time and as the story continues the lives of Mamie Till (Emmett’s mother) Amadou Diallo and Nicole Bell unfold. Through the characters onstage, the audience is forced to ask “What Happens When you Scream and No one Hears”.
OUTCRY was written immediately after the death of Trayvon Martin. Three months later in May of 2012, the play debuted for a two night showing at NYU to sold out audiences. Since then it has had three productions and has been seen by thousands of audiences in both the New York and the DC/Maryland and Virginia area. After NYU it was produced by Thais Francis, Kelley Girod, and Horse Trade Theater on September 6th-9th 2012 at Horse Trade Theater. This production had a sold out run. It was then work shopped with high school students at the Harlem Conservatory for the Arts. In February of 2013, OUTCRY opened at JACK as the first show of its inaugural season. Due to the overwhelming response and interest by the public, the show received an extension. In September 2013 OUTCRY had a Mid Atlantic Regional Premiere at the Publick Playhouse in Maryland in which over 1000 people attended.