From Figures to Characters
CD Newton studied architecture and structural engineering. He also studied Creative Writing and Screenwriting. For many years he has worked at some of Cleveland’s leading architectural and engineering firms. Despite his aptitude for design and figures, he has always had a passion for creative writing and story-telling
During legendary Eddie Murphy’s heyday, he was frequently told that he resembled the iconic comedic-actor. The constant comparison inspired him to write-direct-act in his first stage play, Cleveland Nights. (Harlem Nights meets famed G-man Eliot Ness.) CD performed at the legendary Karamu House of Performing Arts. (Ruby Dee, Bill Cobbs, James Pickens, Vanessa Bell Calloway and more)
Coming to America is THRONE
A fan of Coming to America, CD was inspired yet again by a line from King Jaffe Joffer. (To Prince Akeem) “ I always assumed you have sex with your bathers; I know I do.”
CD’s overactive imagination began to wonder, what if the married king had impregnated one of his Bathers? Rather than face the fallout from such scandal, the Bather forced into exile.
However, on her near death-bed, she finally reveals to her son his real father’s identity. The result is the screenplay. A standalone spin-off to the endearing Coming to America.
The bastard son of retired King Jaffe Joffer and a royal Bather now demands the THRONE!
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