Run No More

“We’re fighting to make tomorrow better.”

Written by Harold Ellis Clark

Directed by Victoria Collado


  • Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 6:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St., NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Page


Lance, a black American solider, and Tuyen, a Vietnamese woman, get trapped behind enemy lines, taking refuge in a thatch and corrugated roof farmhouse midway between Saigon and Tay Ninh, Vietnam. Lance seeks the whereabouts of his fellow volunteer recon members from whom he was separated during a mission, and Tuyen strives to return to her sick, nearly three-year-old son whom she abandoned upon being surprised by Viet Cong troops while searching for herbs to aid the boy. While there, Lance and Tuyen struggle to form a bond which could possibly help both remain alive.   

About the Playwright

Harold Ellis Clark has won playwriting awards from Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN) for We Live Here (2013) and UpStage Theatre (Baton Rouge, LA) for Fishers of Men (2013), and has been named one of two finalists for the Stanley Drama Award an unprecedented three times (2013, 2015 and 2016). Additionally, he was named a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2013, 2014, 2015, and he traveled to Durban, South Africa for the South African premiere of We Live Here (2017). American Blues Theater (Chicago, IL) and the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (Winston Salem, NC) produced staged readings of Run No More in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Harold was a 2018-19 member of Southern Rep Theatre's 4D New Play Development Program (New Orleans) and penned Indoctrination, for which he was named a finalist for the 2019 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award.


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Carolina Do
Ernesto Gonzalez

Staged Readings Go Online

Due to COVID-19, our staged readings for Cimientos 2020 will have an alternative format as Live Zoom readings. To attend the reading of Run No More, RSPV at the link below.


The reading will also be streamed on Facebook Live; and you will be able to access the live recording later on Youtube. Make sure you follow our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.

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