Public Theater (Creative Director, Oskar Eustis; Govt Director, Patrick Willingham) introduced a one-week extension of the world premiere play CULLUD WATTAH via Sunday, December 12. Written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Erika Dickerson-Despenzaand directed by Lilly Award winner Candis C. Jones, CULLUD WATTAH follows three generations of Black girls residing via the Flint Water Disaster. The world premiere started preview performances in The Public’s Martinson Corridor on Tuesday, November 2 and formally opens on Wednesday, November 17.


Above:Lizan Mitchell and Laren F. Walker in  Cullud Wattah.

The Public has launched a brand-new video that includes playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza and director Candis C. Jones in dialog about their historical past of collaboration, the themes of the play, and the way water justice impacts Flint and past. Moreover, to boost the expertise of seeing CULLUD WATTAH, a curated set up concerning the Flint Water Disaster has been put in on The Public’s Levin Mezzanine, together with a group of books supplied by The Free Black Girls’s Library. Study extra concerning the set up by watching this video on The Public Theater’s Instagram.

The whole forged 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 residing via the present water disaster in Flint, Michigan. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clear water. Marion, a third-generation Normal 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 value of survival. As lead seeps into their house 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 type and bends time, diving deep into the toxic selections of the skin world, the contamination inside, and the way we make the perfect selections for our households’ futures when there are not 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 options scenic design by Adam Rigg; costume design by Kara Harmon; lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew; sound design and composition by Sinan Refik Zafar; hair, wigs, and make-up design by Earon Chew Nealey; prop administration by Corinne Gologursky; vocal preparations by Justin Hicks; and motion path by Adesola Osakalumi. Janelle Caso serves because the manufacturing stage supervisor.

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