Meg, a local New York television features reporter, realizes that, in the age of Obama, she doesn't have one African-American friend. When she meets her best friend's new beau, a sexy African-American yoga teacher, Meg thinks she's found exactly what she was looking for.
"Topicality is at the heart of Blair Singer's MEG'S NEW FRIEND. The time is now, the characters are immediately recognizable, and the playwright's original theme is of the moment…Singer is a sleek, naturalistic writer." —BackStage. "Blair Singer does a notable job of threading together…race, class, gender, objectification, media representation, exploitation, friendship and loyalty between women, negotiating healthy relationships, finding fulfillment, etc.…So bravo to Singer, who managed to paint four complex main characters to serve as the narrative vehicles for all these compelling social issues. Ultimately, like all good art, it left me with lots of fundamental questions." —Feministing.com. "Fireworks ensue…MEG'S NEW FRIEND is steeped in detail and immediacy…a wily, laugh-inducing romp…rat-a-tat dialogue that overlaps with an easy, naturalistic patter…Comedy runs on light feet, the gurus of humor say, and MEG'S NEW FRIEND positively floats." —NYTheatre.com.