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Narcolepsy, Inc: A Web-series

Set in a theocratic state where sleep and dreams are policed and manufactured by the multinational, NARCOLEPSY, INC. after a nuclear wipeout. The company’s chief scientist and engineer, Yuri, a queer Black woman, works on an antidote to sleeplessness to correct a racialized caste system of sleepers dominated by white insomniacs. Based on the 2018 stage play by Sikivu Hutchinson

  • Sikivu Hutchinson
  • Sikivu Hutchinson
  • Sikivu Hutchinson
  • Elvinet Piard
    Key Cast
  • Cydney Wayne Davis
    Key Cast
  • JC Cadena
    Key Cast
    "Dr. M.o.M."
  • Scott St. Patrick Williams
    Key Cast
    "Friar Perry"
  • Sandra Garcia
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    speculative fiction, sci fi
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Sikivu Hutchinson

Sikivu Hutchinson is an educator, author and playwright. She received her doctorate from New York University and is the author of Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles (2003), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels (2013), Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical (2020) and the novel White Nights, Black Paradise (2015), on Peoples Temple and the 1978 Jonestown massacre. She also wrote, directed and produced a short film of White Nights, Black Paradise and produced a stage play of White Nights for the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles in November 2018. Her short plays Grinning Skull and Narcolepsy, Inc were featured in the Robey Theatre’s 2017 Paul Robeson Festival and the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The web-series for Narcolepsy, Inc debuted in Winter 2019. She has contributed chapters to The Oxford Handbook of Secularism and Gender and Planning from Rutgers University and her articles have been published in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, The Humanist Magazine and the L.A. Times. She is also founder of Black Skeptics Los Angeles and the Women’s Leadership Project, a Black feminist mentoring program for girls of color in South L.A. Her forthcoming novel Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe, is due in 2021.

Twitter @sikivuhutch, www.sikivuhutchinson.com

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