By Robert Bowie Jr.
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Written by: Robert Bowie Jr.
New York reading directed by: Eric Reid
A chance meeting between a hitchhiker, a cowboy and a waitress in Reno 1980 becomes much more dangerous than just a road trip when this unlikely trio realizes that two of them are inextricably linked together through the long-buried secrets of their past. In an explosive conclusion, they are forced to return to everything they escaped and stand up against their deepest fears in a stand-off that may ultimately destroy them.
Blue Panther Productions and African-American Shakespeare Company in the San Francisco Bay Area presents a developmental reading of Baltimore playwright Robert Bowie Jr.'s newest play, "Onaje." Set in two worlds, Maryland 1980, and the civil rights riots in the Eastern shore in 1967, "Onaje" explores identity and power in a riveting story, compelling us to face the viciousness of racism...and offering a seed of hope for change.
THE PLAYWRIGHT, ROBERT BOWIE JR.
Playwright and Poet Robert Bowie, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland has had nine plays produced, including "There Ain't No Wyoming" and "Naked House Painting Society" through The Baltimore Playwrights Festival, and has several more scripts in development. Bowie's political farce "Crash & Burn P.A." was the only submission selected by the 2016 Festival Committee for a full production at Theatrical Mining Company, Baltimore. Bowie's plays are focused on social justice and span a broad spectrum between drama and comedy. His subject matter ranges from plays about racial prejudice and civil rights to political farce. Bowie is a graduate of Harvard University and is the Poet Laureate of The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) https://alumni.harvard.edu/about-haa/haa-poet-laureate. He recently retired from the successful law firm he founded to focus on his passion for the arts. Bowie is dedicated to writing and working to create social justice through playwriting, using cases from The Innocence Project to teach litigation procedure and professional ethics at the University of Maryland Law School. The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 and exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing, reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.