Based on Sikivu Hutchinson’s 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival Play, NARCOLEPSY, INC. is a sci fi/speculative fiction web-series set in a theocratic Reagan-era state where sleep and dreams are policed and manufactured by the multinational, NARCOLEPSY, INC. The company’s chief scientist and engineer, Yuri, a queer, skeptic Black woman, works on an antidote to sleeplessness to…

New Book: Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical

Order now at Amazon, Indiebound and Barnes and Noble: Humanists in the Hood Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical “The time is now for Humanists in the Hood. With compassionate, razor-sharp clarity, Sikivu Hutchinson provides a courageously bold Black, feminist, and atheist road map to liberating ourselves, our communities, and U.S. society. She invites and challenges readers to step outside…

Sleep Dystopias Fiction Podcast

Sleep Dystopias
A New Fiction Podcast by Sikivu Hutchinson

Episode 3: Big Black Sun

Somewhere in Los Angeles, colonists from a parallel universe find a genotypically perfect host to invade.

Written by Sikivu Hutchinson, Featuring Cydney Wayne Davis, Elvinet Piard and Sikivu Hutchinson. Music by Sikivu Hutchinson.


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White Nights, Black Paradise, The Play: August 29th Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance spotlighting the Social Histories of Black Women and the African American Community in Peoples Temple and Jonestown The historical stage play, “White Nights, Black Paradise”, by L.A.-based writer Sikivu Hutchinson, is based on the arc of the predominantly African American female Peoples Temple church and the November 1978 Jonestown, Guyana massacre. It…

“White Nights, Black Paradise, the Play” receives California Humanities Grant Award

Sikivu Hutchinson and Black Skeptics Los Angeles have received a California Humanities grant award for the project “White Nights, Black Paradise” The Play: Exploring Black Women’s Voices in Peoples Temple and Jonestown. The Humanities For All Project Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs,…

A Trailer for Grinning Skull was Released

A trailer for Sikivu Hutchinson’s ‘Grinning Skull’ was released . Check it out here: Set in Los Angeles in 1946, three women of color washroom attendants wrestle with the decision to unionize, bucking racism, sexism, class discrimination and religious dogma at the Pacific Electric Railway subway terminal. Testing the limits of solidarity, they come face…

Upcoming Book: Rock ‘N’ Roll Heretic

“Those white boys on the major labels would never give an inch to a Negro woman playing race music.” It’s the late 1970s, and ex-Pentecostal Black female electric guitarist Rory Tharpe navigates the cutthroat world of corporate rock, dive bars and dusk-to-dawn recording sessions as she travels the nation in a dilapidated tour bus with…