An Octoroon

Aug 30 2018 to Sep 30 2018
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Regional premiere

“Hilarious and harrowing... This decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today.” - The New York Times

An Octoroon runs
Aug 30 through Sep 30
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00

The Terrebonne plantation is in upheaval - the Master has died. His naïve young nephew tries to hold things together, but the evil neighbor is out to buy the land. Meanwhile, the slaves chat and gossip, and the beautiful, young ward of the estate has a secret that will change everything. Based on a controversial classic, this Obie Award winning play is part period satire and part meta-theatrical middle finger - it’s a provocative and moving challenge to the racial climate of "the land of the free" in both the antebellum South and today. NOTE: this play contains strong and race-based language.

Cast: 

BJJ/George/M’Closky – Ryan Woods*
Playwright/Wahnotee/La Fouche – Justin Duncan**
Assistant/Pete/Paul – Christopher Llewyn Ramirez*   
Zoe – Morgana Wilborn
Dora – Nikki Cloer
Minnie – Kristen White*
Dido – Bretteney Beverly
Grace – Camille Monae**
Br’er Rabbit/Captain Ratts – Christopher Lew**

*Member, Actors Equity Association                 **Equity Membership Candidate

 
Production Staff: 

Director - Akin Babatunde
Production Stage Manager - Tiffany Cromwell*
Set Design - Bob Lavallee
Lighting Design - Bryan Stevenson
Costume Design - Aaron Patrick DeClerk
Sound Design - John Flores
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett 
Fight Choreography - Jeffrey Colangelo
Assistant Director - Ptosha Storey
Assistant Stage Manager - Katherine Ahola
Assistant Scenic Designer - Jackson Key

About the Author: 

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' plays include NEIGHBORS (Public Theater), APPROPRIATE (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Signature Theatre), AN OCTOROON (Soho Rep), and WAR. He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at the Juilliard School. Additionally, his work has been seen at the Vineyard Theatre, the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Company One in Boston, and the HighTide Festival in the United Kingdom. He has taught at New York University and Queens University of Charlotte, and his honors include the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. He holds an MA in Performance Studies.