A new play, ‘Wild Horses,’ by playwright Brandy Victoria Durham of Silver Springs, Maryland, is one of four finalist-chosen plays that celebrated and highlighted African American stories and voices at this year’s Obsidian Theatre Festival. The play follows a Black couple faced with a peculiar challenge brought to them by another camper as they’re camping. The play was chosen as a finalist against more than 140 other submitted works by Black playwrights, composers and lyricists. 

Ny'ea Reynolds

‘Wild Horses’ director Ny’ea Reynolds | Photo by One Detroit

One Detroit Arts & Culture host, Satori Shakoor, talked with ‘Wild Horses’ director Ny’ea Reynolds to learn more about the meaning behind the production and the message she wants viewers to take away from watching it. The Obsidian Theatre Festival began in 2021 through a partnership between Ghostlight Productions Founder John Sloan III — this show’s guest host — and the Nicely Theatre Group with the mission to celebrate Blackness, break down barriers to entry for minority creatives, and spread understanding through storytelling. 

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