The Fall of the Kings is an immersive theatre experience where the fourth wall crumbles and the story moves the audience through intimate rooms and enthralling portrayals, welcoming the audience right into the home and lives of the King family. Developed through the NYU Master Class Series, The Fall of the Kings has since been presented in staged readings at the National Black Theatre, NYU's Goldberg Theatre, Morgan State University and the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. Director, Professor & Dramaturg, Dr. Lisa Wilde presented the first reading of the play on the campus of the RepStage Regional Theater at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Play History

In 2012, in her senior year at New York University (NYU) playwright/director Mai Sennaar opened her first play, The Broken Window Theory at the famed Nuyorican Poets' Cafe starring Tony award-winner Tonya Pinkins and directed by Tony award-nominee Michele Shay. This September, New York University alum and producer Walter E. Puryear [Executive Producer, Black Wall Street (2014)] will mount Mai Sennaar's new play The Fall of the Kings, a new American drama set in the 1940s. A black American heiress and her husband of Caribbean descent fight to sustain their family in the midst of economic and political disaster.