ACTION Festival BEST Scene Reading: Sergeant Freeman, by Gloria J Browne-Marshall

African-American Army Sergeant Stella Freeman’s college-bound daughter Keisha goes missing on the day Freeman becomes the first woman to train the Army’s new Urban Terrorism platoon. A single mom and widow, Freeman is fighting to find her daughter while the Army pressures her to represent women in this life-changing assignment to lead a Special Urban Forces platoon but it’s filled with in-fighting soldiers. To rescue her daughter, Sergeant Freeman must enter the enemies lair of White supremacists led by a rogue ex-military criminal terrorizing a poverty-stricken Pennsylvania town he’s using to horde weapons for a race war.


Narration: Steve Rizzo
Carruthers: Sean Ballantyne
Danzer: Bill Poulin
Freeman: Kyana Teresa