Stow your tray tables and make sure your seat is in a fully upright position, because Ain't No Mo' is joining the Concord Theatricals library. The theatrical licensor will handle exclusive worldwide English-language stage licensing rights to the Jordan E. Cooper play through its Samuel French imprint.
The work, a satirical series of vignettes exploring what would happen if the U.S. government tried to solve racism by flying Black Americans one-way to Africa, played a brief Broadway debut starring Cooper in 2022 after a world premiere Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2019. The work has also played runs at D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Baltimore Center Stage.
"I'm so incredibly honored to have Ain't No Mo' find its home with Concord Theatricals," says Cooper in a statement. "The only accessible way to experience Broadway plays in Texas when I was younger was ordering Samuel French. It allowed those plays to meet me where I was, which is why it's an amazing feeling to join some of my favorite plays and get to meet someone where they are. Ain't No Mo' is a wild yet hilarious ride with the heart of an ancestral hug, and I'm honored that Concord will help me spread that hug around."
“We are excited to be able to share Jordan’s visionary, remarkable play with theatres all over the world,” adds Concord Vice President of Acquisitions and Artistic Development Amy Rose Marsh. "It’s a brilliant work of theatre and we hope to see many productions in the future."