Hakeem is an immigrant from Nigeria, a driven, loyal, righteous guy who's worked hard to build a career for himself as a scientist. His husband, Jeremy, is white, privileged, American, lazy, unfaithful, unable to grow up, and wracked with guilt.
Free & Proud is a new play examining the dynamics of a messy relationship and how sometimes it takes a disaster in order to make sense of the present.
Charles Gershman is an award-winning New York-based playwright. His play The Waiting Game, which won the Derek Award for Best Overseas Play at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, will premiere in New York at 59E59 Theaters in February 2019. Additionally, Charles' plays have been produced and developed by PlayPenn, the Kennedy Center, Theater for the New City, LaMaMa ETC, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, the King's Head Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of Central Florida, among others.