a closet play by Imani Russell

2020 ---- Meant to be read, not performed, The Apple is a micro play about hiding, mistaken identity, blood, and sweet sweet slices of fruit.

read The Apple by clicking the icon here:

Gold star

a one-act play by Imani Russell


2017 ---- Gold Star opens just after  Eve is left at the altar on her wedding day. Heartbroken and reeling from this grand deviation from her life plan, Eve reflects on her past and for the first time in her life, begins to confront and navigate her sexuality. The play weaves together scenes set in Eve's present (2008) and flashbacks to her adolescence (the 1990s) to form a non-linear exploration of memory, sexuality, loss, and growth. Gold Star premiered at the Brick Theatre in Brooklyn, New York as part of the Summer Fresh Festival.


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Loves me | loves me not

My poetry/photography has been included in the second and fourth issues of the Loves Me | Loves Me Not zine. This zine, published annually on Valentine's Day, is an web-based collection of poetry, short stories, photography, and other art created by queer/trans/nonbinary people/women of color, and edited by Jenevieve Ting and Nikita Lamba.

2020 was the first year that physical copies of the zine were sold in Los Angeles, CA.

Click on the photos to read my poems:

"untitled/caldo" (2021)

"you called me a pessimist" (2020) and

"236" (2018)

Loves Me | Loves Me Not (2018)


Loves Me | Loves Me Not (2021)

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Loves Me | Loves Me Not (2020)