The Public Theater (Creative Director, Oskar Eustis; Government Director, Patrick Willingham) introduced full casting at present for the world premiere of CULLUD WATTAH, written by 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Candis C. Jones. Developed by Dickerson-Despenza because the 2019-2020 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at The Public Theater, CULLUD WATTAH was initially scheduled to premiere in July 2020 and can now start performances within the Martinson Theater with a Joseph Papp Free Efficiency on Thursday, November 2. The brand new play will run via Sunday, December 5, with an official press opening on Wednesday, November 17.

The entire solid of CULLUD WATTAH options Crystal Dickinson (Marion), Jennean Farmer (Marion/Ainee Understudy), Lizan Mitchell (Huge Ma), Ta’Neesha Murphy (Plum/Reesee Understudy), Andrea Patterson (Ainee), Alicia Pilgrim (Plum), Chavez Ravine (Huge Ma Understudy), and Lauren F. Walker (Reesee).

2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s new Afro-surrealist play premieres at The Public about three generations of Black girls dwelling via the present water disaster in Flint, Michigan. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clear water. Marion, a third-generation Basic Motors worker, is consumed by layoffs on the engine plant. When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the poisonous entanglements between town and its strongest business, forcing their household to confront the past-present-future price of survival. As lead seeps into their dwelling and their our bodies, corrosive reminiscences and secrets and techniques rise amongst them. Will this household ever be capable of filter out the reality? Directed by Lilly Award winner Candis C. Jones, CULLUD WATTAH blends kind and bends time, diving deep into the toxic decisions of the surface world, the contamination inside, and the way we make the very best decisions for our households’ futures when there aren’t any actual, current choices. CULLUD WATTAH involves us from the identical playwright and director duo behind the thrilling digital manufacturing of shadow/land.

CULLUD WATTAH will function scenic design by Adam Rigg; costume design by Kara Harmon; lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew; sound design by Sinan Refik Zafar; hair, wigs, and make-up design by Earon Chew Nealey; prop administration by Corinne Golorgursky; unique composition by Justin Hicks; and motion route by Adesola Osakalumi. Janelle Caso will function the manufacturing stage supervisor.

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