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Untold Stories From The Past

This play explores some of the advantage enslaved Africans who practiced witchcraft, had over their owners. Imagery of two witty slaves dominance in this piece is riveting. This is the story about slaves with mysterious powers who used their gifts to their advantage and to help other slaves. This is not a sad torture story but about slaves. It's a Robin hood story amongst a slave family, with a twist.

  • M.R. Cooper
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  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script, Stage Play, Television Script
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Filmmakers 1st TV Scriptwriting Competition Quarterfinalist 2016
Writer Biography - M.R. Cooper

M. R. Cooper has a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. She attended college on a full academic scholarship. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She is one of eight children. She was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Her mother is a paranoid schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder. Her mother has resided in a state-run mental health facility for about 25 years now. Her father worked sixteen hours shifts for six days a week, in a Steel Mill for thirty-seven years, as she was growing up. He is now retired. She has been through many challenges in her life and she is still standing. She is brilliant, optimistic and resilient, despite it all.
M.R. Cooper has written three poetry books, five plays, and fifteen screenplays. She loves to tell stories that take you on a journey. She is married to Marvin. They currently reside in Columbus Ohio, with their two children.

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Writer Statement

I was inspired to write this short script after learning information about my family history.