The Baton Project began in Fall 2020, as a result of  the global pandemic, the impact of "We See You White American Theatre", and the issue of institutional exclusion due to forces both benign and malignant. The Baton Project will serve as a celebration of All Of Us, and be a model for others to emulate.


by Ying Ying Li

Directed by Kat Yen
Stage Managed by Marci Skolnick
Choreography by Michael Raine

Featuring Kat Choe, Deidre Edwards, Alice Kremelberg, Karen Tsen Lee, Jessica Greer Morris and Viet Vo


Heady times are here for the Slotted Spoons, a dance troupe of four middle-aged moms. The mayor’s retirement celebration will be the biggest show of their lives, but the moms need a new choreographer, and they need one fast! When their fearless leader secures the services of an unconventional young woman, the Spoons are whipped up into some kind of a… a… well, it’s not a dance, exactly?


Ying Ying Li was selected by Playwright Don Nguyen.

before after or whatever

by Carl Holder

Directed by Johnny G. Lloyd

Stage Managed by Marci Skolnick


Featuring Renata Friedman, LaToya Lewis, Jarvis D. Matthews, Cristina Pitter, Jon Norman Schneider and Danielle Skraastad


The frequent shootings and head explosions of ordinary life now lead many people to take matters into their own hands, and today Ahed finally gets obliterated into nothing. If the wait ever ends...Sign in, hand over your belongings, and you too can let go of everything you ever thought mattered. 


Carl Holder was selected by participant #1 Ying Ying Li.


by Michael Allen Harris

Directed by Tramaine Gray


Featuring Terence Archie, Jamyl Dobson, Trisha Jeffrey, Terrance L. Johnson, Jeffery V. Thompson


An elder gentleman stuck in the past crosses paths with a young lost soul with unfortunate present circumstances. Together, they guide one another into a hopeful future.

DOUBLE HELIX by Michael Allen Harris is the third endeavor of The Baton Project.


Michael was selected by participant #2 Carl Holder.