My Brother’s a Keeper (MyBaK), written by H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, is a twenty-something coming of age story. The characters struggle to reconcile their sociopolitical beliefs with their personal choices related to love, friendship and sexuality. The play raises important questions about the nature of Blackness.
MyBaK puts bisexuality in African-American and Caribbean-American communities front and center. Set in the 1990s—during the golden age of Hip Hop—in Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY, MyBaK depicts a weekend in the lives of Kevin, Basil, Cecil, Mona and Charlene a group of friends who are living their dreams. Smart, successful, and socially conscious, these members of the Hip Hop Generation are enjoying the benefits of their hard work and ambition. Everything is going as expected until someone decides to confront questions about sexuality that drive their relationships to the breaking point.