Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green

This play tells the story of an African American male who exists in five different dimensions of the same universe at different points in American history. In each incarnation – minstrel, cult leader, FBI informant, struggling actor, out-of-work mortgage broker – Abel finds himself stuck somewhere between the American Dream and the American Nightmare and as he navigates some very gray areas we witness the trials of a simple man trying to make decisions that will allow him to survive in what the great African American poet Claude McKay referred to as “this cultured hell that tests my youth.”

Starring J. Alphonse Nicholson


Current Performance
October 19 – November 19,  2017 : Castillo Theatre, New York City


  • “Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – Absolutely Perfect!”
    by Virginia Jimenez, Times Square Chronicles


Past Performances

July 25, 2015 – August 9, 2015: HERE Arts Center, New York City

Presented by StreetSigns, in association with New Dog Theatre Company


January 9, 2015 – January 24, 2015 : Swain Hall, University of North Carolina