Kendell Pinkney is a Brooklyn based theatre writer and music producer. A graduate of Oberlin College and New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Kendell’s collaborative works and songs have been performed at venues such as 54 Below and Joe’s Pub, to name a few. Recently, his musical MANchild with collaborator, Roderick Whitley, received a developmental reading at NYU (dir. Jerry Dixon). When not writing for the stage, Kendell maintains an active freelance career producing music for various New York based institutions, companies, and artists.

In 760 CE, Laila, a 16 year old girl with a boundless curiosity only matched by her wild imagination, wants to be a biblical scribe like her uncle Mordechai, a caring man more keen on her having a traditional and secure livelihood. Present day, historical archaeologist Alicia Jacobs has been unearthing an ancient structure for years, but is struggling to put the disparate pieces together when a new scholar, Oscar, enters the scene with a personal mission to shake things up. As these stories unfold, Laila and Alicia’s realities weave together in ways that blur the lines between the real and the imagined and ask us to question the meanings of history, knowledge, expertise and narrative and who has the authority to decide which stories are worth telling.

If you're interested in producing LILITH - script requests should be directed to contact@pursuitchicago.com