1. Dearborn Heights
Gregory Lamont Allen directs Cassandra Medly’s story of the friendship of two African-American women—one light-skinned and one dark.
2. The Older Gentleman
Max Sparber’s play about a midwestern college student’s relationship with his gay vocal coach is directed by Rob Urbinati.
3. Push It
A comedy by Maria Gabriele, directed by Tom Rowan, about a brutal reality show in which the loser gets a limb hacked off.
4. Tell Her That
Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs Michael John Garcés’s story of parents trying to talk to their daughter about a dramatic event at school.