The City of the Bayou Collection

Reginald Edmund


This bundle consisting of four books is sold at 20% off the regular price for its individual titles.


Book — The Daughters of the Moon

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON follows a runaway slave girl and a former plantation mistress wanted for murder as they embark on a perilous journey North towards freedom, guided by an Ancient African Goddess.

Book — Southbridge

A white widow is assaulted; an angry mob is at the jail house door, screaming “Lynch him!” The only way to untangle the truth about the events is for the accused, Christopher C Davis, to look into the events that have led him to a tree stump in Athens, Ohio, in the year 1881.

Book — Juneteenth Street

JUNETEENTH STREET is the journey of a family, a church, and a community after the death of their patriarch and head pastor. His loss not only leaves the family reeling, but now the community and church are at risk of being torn down due to gentrification promoted by one of their own.

Book — The Ordained Smile of Saint Sadie May Jenkins

The play takes place in the burned out ruins of a small shotgun house in the 4th Ward of Houston.


THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON and SOUTHBRIDGE are the first and second plays in the planned nine-play series The City of the Bayou Collection. JUNETEENTH STREET is the sixth play, and THE ORDAINED SMILE OF SAINT SADIE MAY JENKINS is the seventh play.

The City of the Bayou series also includes the following titles, some of which are available in manuscript at the links below:
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Press Quotes


“THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON is a thrilling survival adventure, historical and poetic, with strong themes on race, gender, and empowerment.” —Cleveland Centennial

“In THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON by playwright Reginald Edmund, matters of race, gender, politics and history all combine for a thrilling, thoughtful plot.” —Houston Press


“[SOUTHBRIDGE] marks Edmund as a writer of omnivorous intellect and a lover of bold metaphors.” —Chicago Tribune

“Playwright Reginald Edmund demonstrates a keen sensitivity to his characters’ psyches, leaving each one multidimensional and morally uncomfortable — some more so than others.” —Chicago Theatre Review

“An intricate and heartfelt theatrical experience.” —ChicagoCritic

About the Author


  • Reginald Edmund

    Reginald Edmund, is a resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, and Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project. He was previously a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright. Originally from Houston, Texas, he served Artistic Director for the Silver House Theatre, as well as the founder and producer for the Silver House Playwrights Festival and the Houston Urban Theatre Series. Reggie was the inaugural recipient of the Kennedy Center Fellowship at Soul Mountain Retreat as well as the 2009 National Runner-up for the Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, and most recently winner of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for his play SOUTHBRIDGE. He received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University, and his MFA in playwriting at Ohio University under the guidance of Charles Smith. In 2009 He founded the Unit Collective and in 2010 he was named Winner of The Southern Writers Competition, and recognized by TCG as a 2011 Young Leader of Color. His plays, THE ORDAINED SMILE OF SADIE MAY JENKINS, SOUTHBRIDGE, JUNETEENTH STREET, and THE REDEMPTION OF ALLAH BLACK, all part of his nine-play series The City of the Bayou Collection, were developed at esteemed theaters including Ensemble Theatre of Houston, Silver House Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, the Playwrights' Center, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Moving Arts, Karamu House, Pangea World Theater, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Texas State University Black and Latino Theatre Conference, the Last Frontier Theater Conference, and the Kennedy Center. Most recently he traveled to Colombia to serve as the guest speaker at the Intercolegiado de Teatro de Buenaventura. He is currently Managing Curating Producer of Black Lives, Black Words International Project and a resident playwright for both Chicago Dramatists and Pegasus Theatre — Chicago.