PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
WRITTEN BY ROGER Q. MASON
DIRECTED BY LOVELL HOLDER
SCENIC DESIGN: STEPHEN GIFFORD
LIGHTING DESIGN: DAN WEINGARTEN
COSTUME DESIGN: WENDELL CARMICHAEL
SOUND DESIGN: ERIN BEDNARZ
ORIGINAL MUSIC: DAVID GONZALEZ
PROP DESIGN: MICHAEL O'HARA
DRAMATURG: DYLAN SOUTHARD
CHOREOGRAPHER: JOBEL MEDINA
INTIMACY DIRECTOR: ANN JAMES
CASTING DIRECTOR: RAUL CLAYTON STAGGS
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: TYREE MARSHALL, MICHAEL KEARNS
PRODUCERS: GARY GROSSMAN, JON LAWRENCE RIVERA
OPENING NIGHT: AUGUST 6, 2022
Who is Taffeta? Honey, everybody’s gushing to know. She's a queen, a soldier, a lover, a human striving to dispel the loneliness we all feel at 3 am when the voices come in. Our playwright performer Roger Q. Mason would say that Taffeta was the character that set them ablaze creatively - allowing them to merge their passions for storytelling on the page and from the stage in one artistic work.
Lavender Men began as an investigation of Abraham Lincoln’s queerness through the lens of a contemporary narrator who was everything Lincoln is not: Black, Filipinx, queer, TGNC, and plus-size. Thus Taffeta was born. Roger soon invited Lovell into the room as a director, and the play went on to have public development readings both here at Skylight Theatre and on Broadway at Circle in the Square in 2019. Then, the world premiere of the play was scheduled at Skylight for... April 2020. One week into rehearsals for Lavender Men's debut, the coronavirus pandemic brought a pause to Taffeta's journey. But Taffeta was not one to go silently into the night...
We are so grateful to Skylight Theatre Company and Playwrights’ Arena for their commitment to this play over the last two years. It’s been an honor to collaborate with our glorious cast, our brilliant design/production team, and our devoted administrative partners to bring Taffeta’s story to life. She is blazing bright - braving our tumultuous world to embolden conversations about racial bias, loneliness, body image, and the alienation of BIPOC people within the LGBT community. Taffeta has so much tea to spill with you. And we thank you for joining us today to glimpse into her world.
- Roger Q. Mason & Lovell Holder -
TAFFETA.................ROGER Q. MASON
ABE LINCOLN.................PETE PLOSZEK
ELMER ELLSWORTH.................ALEX ESOLA
Time: Now (whenever you are watching this).
Then (1860's). Never (what if this never happened - it is only a story).
Place: Everywhere you are - and all the places you have yet to see.
Honey, it's a fantasia.
“LAVENDER MEN" is performed without intermission.
Additional Music Credits:
"Lavender Men" cellist, John Swihart
“I’m a Chandelier” by Kevin JZ Prodigy
Actors employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association.
ROGER Q. MASON (Taffeta, she/her) was recently dubbed by The Brooklyn Rail as “quickly becoming one of the most significant playwrights of the decade.” Their playwriting has been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off and Off-Off-Broadway at MCC Theatre with Carnegie Hall, La Mama ETC, New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, The Fire This Time Festival, Dixon Place, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Theatre Rhinoceros, Open Fist Theatre Company, EST/LA, Coeurage Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Son of Semele, and Skylight Theatre. They are an honoree of the Kilroys List; the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award; the Fire This Time Festival Alumni Spotlight; and the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award. Mason’s films have been recognized by the Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, SCAD Film Festival, AT&T Film Award and Atlanta International Film Festival. They’ve screened at the British Film Institute, Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, SCAD Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Outfest, Bentonville Film Festival, Outshine Film Festival, and the Pan African Film Festival. Mason holds degrees from Princeton University, Middlebury College, and Northwestern University. They are a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group, and Primary Stages Writing Cohort; the co-host of Sister Roger’s Gayborhood podcast; the host of This Way Out Radio's Queerly Yours: Portraits in Courage; and lead mentor of the Shay Foundation Fellowship and the New Visions Fellowship.
PETE PLOSZEK (Abe, he/him) will next be seen in the Damien Chazelle film, Babylon. He recently appeared in Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate and in Marvel’s Captain Marvel. He played the role of ‘Leonardo’ in the Paramount franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. He was also a series regular on the Go90 comedy Liberty Crossing, and recurred on MTV’s hit show Teen Wolf. Other guest roles include Tommy, Superstore, 9-1-1, Freeform’s Stitchers, Showtime’s Shameless, NBC’s Parks & Recreation & Workaholics for Comedy Central. A graduate of Princeton University, where he played football, Pete earned his MFA in Acting from the USC School of Theatre in 2012. His theatre credits include ‘Stefano’ in The Tempest and ‘Trofimov’ in The Cherry Orchard, directed by veteran Broadway actress Kate Burton.
ALEX ESOLA (Elmer, he/him) shared the screen with Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup in Bart Freundlich’s Sony Pictures Classic feature film After the Wedding. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Esola can currently be seen in the independent feature film Tankhouse, directed by Noam Tomaschoff. On the small screen, Alex recurred on Paolo Sorrentino’s HBO limited series The Young Pope, and reprised the role of Freddy Blakestone on the second season, titled The New Pope. He starred opposite Louise Lombard in Lifetime Movie Network's A Student's Obsession, directed by Damián Romay. Alex guest starred on series including Orange Is The New Black, Blue Bloods, Law And Order: Svu, Mr. Robot, Odd Mom Out, Mysteries Of Laura, Scream and Eye Candy. On stage, Alex played Marco in Ivo van Hove’s award winning production of A View From The Bridge at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Alex is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Stella Adler studio.
ROGER Q. MASON (Playwright, they/them) is an award-winning writer, performer and educator known for using history's lens to highlight the biases that separate rather than unite us. Mason's playwriting has been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off and Off-Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, The Fire This Time Festival, Dixon Place, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Theatre Rhinoceros, Open Fist Theatre Company, EST/LA, Coeurage Theatre, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Son of Semele, and Skylight Theatre. They are an honoree of the Kilroys List; the recipient of the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award; the Fire This Time Festival Alumni Spotlight, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award; and a finalist for the Geffen Writers' Room, Lark Playwright's Week and the Screencraft Play Award. Mason's films have screened at the Outfest, Bentonville Film Festival, Outshine Film Festival, and the Pan African Film Festival. They've been recognized by the AT&T Film Award and Atlanta International Film Festival. Mason holds degrees from Princeton University, Middlebury College, and Northwestern University. They are a member of Page 73's Interstate 73 Writers Group, the co-host of Sister Roger's Gayborhood podcast, and the co-founder/lead mentor of the New Visions Fellowship for Black Trans and Gender non-conforming playwrights.
LOVELL HOLDER (Director, he/him) directed the Broadway reading of Roger Q. Mason's Lavender Men at Circle in the Square in 2019. He has directed theater in LA at Skylight Theatre, Celebration Theatre, Echo Theater Company, and Rising Phoenix Rep. He has produced the feature films Some Freaks, Working Man, The End of Us, Midday Black Midnight Blue, and Loserville, which he also directed. Lovell's films have screened at more than 75 film festivals, including SXSW, BFI Flare, and Outfest. Lovell also co-hosts the podcast Sister Roger's Gayborhood alongside Roger Q. Mason. He is a graduate of Princeton University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Brown University (MFA). Instagram: @lovell.holder.
GARY GROSSMAN (Producer, Producing Artistic Director - Skylight Theatre Company, he/him) is the recipient of Stage Raw's 2016 Career Achievement Award and the inaugural Henry Ong Award for Leadership in the Los Angeles Theatre Community. His career began in New York, owning two theaters and a theatrical lighting company by the age of 23. Gary worked at the Public Theatre, Café La Mama, and Sheraton Square Playhouse before joining Los Angeles’ emerging theatre movement in the 70's. Producing over 300 stage plays and more than 65 world premieres, some of his celebrated productions are Rotterdam (3 LADCC Awards including Best Production and 2 Stage Raw Awards - performed at CTG’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2019), World Premieres of Church & State (Off-Broadway 2017, over 50+ national productions), The Wrong Man (Off-Broadway 2019, 14 New York Award nominations, 3 Ovation Awards), Bronco Billy – The Musical (2 Ovation Awards), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (Steinberg/National Theatre Critics Citation with Lower Depth Ensemble), El Grande CIRCUS de Coca- Cola, Obama-ology, Pray To Ball (Ovation Award), Years to the Day, Hermetically Sealed, Bullrusher, Mad Women (LA Weekly Award), AIDS/ US Portraits In Courage, America Adjacent, The Madres, Hostage, Never Is Now, and the 2020 L.A. Times Critics Choice West Adams among others.
JON LAWRENCE RIVERA (Producer, Artistic Director - Playwrights' Arena) is the recipient of the first Career Achievement Award from Stage Raw. He directed the following world premieres for Playwrights' Arena: Apartment Living by Boni B. Alvarez, A Hit Dog Will Holler by Inda Craig-Galván (co-produced with Skylight Theatre), March: A Parking Lot Play (co-produced with the Los Angeles LGBT Center), Southernmost by Mary Lyon Kamitaki, Baby Eyes by Donald Jolly, I Go Somewhere Else by Inda Craig-Galván, Bloodletting by Boni B. Alvarez (also at Kirk Douglas Theatre), The End Times by Jesse Mu-En Shao, Little Women by Velina Hasu Houston, The Hotel Play written by Paula Cizmar, Velina Hasu Houston, Jennifer Maisel, Nahal Navidar, Julie Oni, Janine Salinas Schoenberg and Laurie Woolery (performed in an actual hotel), @TheSpeedofJake by Jennifer Maisel, Circus Ugly by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, , Cinnamon Girl by Velina Hasu Houston and Nathan Wang (also at the 2nd Beijing University International Musical Theater Festival 2014), Dallas Non-Stop by Boni B. Alvarez, The Anatomy of Gazellas by Janine Salinas Schoenberg, Girl Most Likely To by Michael Premrirat, Bonded by Donald Jolly and Euripides' Helen by Nick Salamone (at the Getty Villa). Other recent work includes: Anna In The Tropics by Nilo Cruz at Open Fist Theater, America Adjacent by Boni B. Alvarez, and Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre; The Joy Luck Club by Susan Kim, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, and Criers for Hire by Giovanni Ortega at East West Players; Honeymoon in Vegas by Jason Robert Brown and A Class Act by Ed Kleban for Musical Theatre Guild; Bingo Hall by Dillon Chitto, Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle, and Stand-Off At HWY #37 by Vickie Ramirez for Native Voices at the Autry (also at the University of South Dakota) and the landmark Los Angeles Premiere of Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn at SIPA and Kirk Douglas Theatre. Rivera is the recipient of a NY Fringe Festival Award for directing Hillary Agonistes, an LA Weekly Award for directing Sea Change, and 5 Ovation Award nominations. Playwrights’ Arena was founded in 1992.
TYREE MARSHALL (Associate Producer, Beyond Conversation Coordinator, she/her) is an Actor and Producer originally from New Jersey. Tyree had studied dance for 16 years when she discovered acting when she was in high school. She would then go on to study at California Institute of The Arts where she earned her BFA in Acting and a certificate from the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford with Yale School of Drama. Tyree has since been pursuing in an acting career in Los Angeles with her latest theater credits including Love Is Another Country (Coin&Ghost), Gone (Inkwell), and #Becklandiscancelled (IAMA). As a producer, Tyree is currently an Artistic Associate of Play Development at Skylight Theatre Company. You can also catch her on episode 7 of "Bosch: Legacy on Freevee."
MICHAEL KEARNS (Associate Producer, he/him) has been entrenched at the Skylight Theatre for more than three decades, beginning with his signature role in James Carroll Pickett's Dream Man and the Artists Confronting AIDS revolutionary theatrical piece, AIDS/US which he directed (and Gary Grossman produced). Kearns is an artist-activist who has been expressing HIV/AIDS–primarily in the theatre but also on television and film, in books and essays, at speaking engagements and teaching assignments–for forty years. Openly gay and publicly HIV-positive, Kearns is the Artistic Director and Founder of QueerWise, Artist-in-Residence at Housing Works, and the West Coast Program Director for Spoken Interludes Next. His most recent book, "Who’s Afraid Of Michael Kearns?," a collection of three of his plays, available on Amazon.
SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY is recognized as a “powerhouse of new play development” by the national Dramatist Magazine and as “a leader in play development" by the L.A. Times. In just the last four years, two plays originating at Skylight have been performed Off Broadway, The Wrong Man (14 New York Award nominations), and Church & State (50+ productions in 31 states). In 2017, Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea (a co-production with Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble) received the prestigious Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association Citation. In 2019, Center Theatre Group remounted their multiple award-winning production of Rotterdam at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as a part of Block Party. The production won the 2018 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production, and awards for Writing and Lead Actress. It also received top honors at the 2018 Stage Raw Awards, winning Production of the Year and Leading Actress awards. More at skylighttheatre.org
PLAYWRIGHTS' ARENA is dedicated to discovering, nurturing and producing bold new works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights. It develops new materials through several series of readings, workshops and round table discussions. Local playwrights are encouraged to create original, adventurous, daring materials with the intent of challenging the mind, touching the heart and provoking the spirit. Playwrights' Arena was founded in 1992 by Jon Lawrence Rivera and Steve Tyler. For more information, script submission policy and production history go to playwrightsarena.org
ERIN BEDNARZ (Sound Design, she/her) tells stories through sound, music, performance, and production. She holds a Gregory Award for Outstanding Sound Design, is founding member of PNW dramaturgy group Umbrella Project, and dramaturg for Cheat Day Collective. Press Mentions: Wall Street Journal, New York Times. Nominations: Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel. Residencies: Centrum, Sou'Wester, 2+U Studios. TV: Band In Seattle. Off-Broadway: Mac Beth (Red Bull, Hunter Theater Project, Seattle Rep), The Convent (Rattlestick). Regional: A Few Good Men (Pittsburgh Public), The Dragon Cycle (American Rep), Teenage Dick (Seattle Rep), The Year of Magical Thinking, The Thin Place (ACT Seattle). @play__pranks
WENDELL CARMICHAEL (Costume Design) Theatre credits: Uncle Vanya, Both And ~ Laughing While Black, Blues for An Alabama Sky, Three Sisters, Yellowman, Spring Awakening, Miss Julie Freedom Summer, Paradise Blue, Cyrano De Bergerac, McBeth, A Winters Tale, Sweeney Todd, Waiting for Godot, Salvage, Ragtime, Scraps, The Mountaintop, Our Town, The Wizard of Oz, WINK, Fool for Love, In the Heights, Happy Ending, American Saga: Gunshot Medley, Jews, Christians and Screwing Stalin, Vol. 1: A Post Racial America, Violet, Her Portmeanu, Native Son, A Walk in the Woods,Cabaret, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief, The Crucible, An Octoroon, Br’er Cotton, Ball Yards, Waiting for the Parade, The Good War Greenwood 1964. 2018 Stage Raw winner – Costume Design, three-time L.A. Ovation Award nominee, 2017 Orange County’s Best Costume Designs, 2015 NAACP Theatre Award winner. Member of Local 768, the Theatrical Wardrobe Union/ LA Opera.
LETITIA CHANG (Stage Manager, she/her) is a CA convert transplanted from NY & VA, respectively. She has a theatre BA with Pitzer College, is a contracted PSM with the Aratani Theatre space in Little Tokyo, worked with East West Players, Playwrights' Arena, Hero & hereandnow theatre co. She's grateful to Jon for dropping her name to Gary. Thank you, audiences! Cheers!
STEPHEN GIFFORD (Scenic Design, he/him) has designed more than 200 productions during his time as a Los Angeles resident. His design work has been featured at numerous theaters nationally and internationally including: The Grand Ole Opry, The Chicago Theatre, Madison Square Garden, The El Sett & Abdel Halim Theaters (Riyadh), Sacramento Music Circus, The Walnut Street Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Juneau Lyric Opera, La Mirada Performing Arts Center/McCoy Rigby, 3D Theatricals, and many more. He has garnered many awards and nominations for his work and was awarded The Bob Z Award for career achievement in set design by the LADCC. More at: stephengifforddesign.com
DAVID GONZALEZ (Original Music Composer, he/him) a passionate musician since childhood, Gonzalez is an accomplished composer based in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in film, television, stage, and video games. From feature films like Working Man, starring Oscar-Nominee Talia Shire, Peter Gerety (The Wire), and Billy Brown, to short films like Birdwatching, starring Amanda Seyfried, and Emmy Winning web series Break A Hip, David's music enriches and enlivens the pictures on the screen. His work can also be heard on Switched at Birth and How I Met Your Mother, helping to bring these popular small-screen stories to life.
JOBEL MEDINA (Choreography, he/him) is a Los Angeles-based stage and film choreographer/dancer well known for his recent dance projects, David, My Goliath at Redcat and HI, Solo at The Museum of Contemporary Art. He has toured nationally and internationally as a dancer for Ate9 Dance Company (2017-2022) and YC Studio (2017-2018), and has worked with artists such as Tino Sehgal at The Hammer Museum; Simon Mcburney with The LA Philharmonic at The Walt Disney Concert Hall; Christopher Bordenave at The San Francisco Symphony Hall. Additionally, he has appeared in commercials including Calvin Klein, Lexus, OnStar, Adidas, as well as in multiple music videos including Anderson Pak, Noah Cyrus, Perfume Genius. Jobel received his Masters in Fine Arts at the California Institute of The Arts and has taught movement workshops at CSULB, CSULA, CSUF, CalArts.
MICHAEL O'HARA (Properties Design, he/him) is excited to return to the Skylight as Props Designer. He is a freelance Props Designer. In addition to Skylight, his work has appeared on stage at Celebration Theatre, Circle X, East West Players, the Blank, Theatre of NOTE, Coeurage Theatre, The Road Theatre, the Garry Marshall, IAMA Theatre, Sacred Fools, and Artists at Play to name a few. He was also the original Props Designer for four shows at CTG’s Block Party (Failure: A Love Story - 2017; Die, Mommie, Die - 2018; Rotterdam - 2019; Canyon - 2020).
DYLAN SOUTHARD (Dramaturg, he/him) in his role as a dramaturg, Dylan has developed new plays with Centerstage Baltimore, Center Theatre Group, The Geffen Playhouse, Boston Court Pasadena, Antaeus Theatre, Native Voices at The Autry Museum, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, Rogue Artists Ensemble and Theatre Dybbuk. Previously, he served as co-Artistic Director for the award-winning company Needtheater, and resident dramaturg for the Robey Theatre Company, where he led the Advanced Playwright's Lab. Dylan is also the founding creative director of VR Playhouse where he wrote and produced 360° VR experiences for companies like Red Bull, Time Life, Jack in the Box, and Coach.
RAUL CLAYTON STAGGS (Casting Director, he/ him) is a freelance casting director thrilled to be working in live theatre again! Previous Playwrights’ Arena projects include Las Mujeres Del Mar, The End Of Beauty, and I Go Somewhere Else. Previous Skylight Theatre Company projects include West Adams, Never Is Now, America Adjacent and Rotterdam. Raul is a 2018 Recipient of Playwrights’ Arena’s Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community.
ANN C. JAMES (Intimacy Director, she/her) has an extensive career in international stage direction and theater education. James recently made her debut as the first Black Intimacy Coordinator of Broadway for Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over. James serves as an intimacy and sensitivity consultant for Hamilton(USA) and Hamilton (UK), and serves as an Intimacy/Cultural consultant for the Broadway-bound productions Lempicka and Trading Places . In addition to her Broadway and West End credits, she has served as Intimacy Director and Sensitivity Specialist® for the provocative Off-Broadway productions of Moises Kaufman’s Seven Deadly Sins and Here There are Blueberries by Tectonic Theatre Project, Seize the King produced by Classical Theatre of Harlem, Twilight: Los Angeles,1992 and Dominique Morisseau's compelling play, Confederates at Signature Theater and F*cking A at Fordham University.On the West Coast, James provides consultation and intimacy coordination for the television and film industry most recently working with Rashida Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Issa Rae, Will Ferrell and Cynthia Enrivo. Her intimacy work has featured James as an expert voice for Theatre Communications Group, HowlRound, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, and Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab West. Her company, Intimacy Coordinators of Color, has partnerships with Adelphi University, New York University, Columbia University, American Conservatory Theater, Brown University, Trinity Repertory Theater, A.R.T./New York, and ART at Harvard, James is in the final year of her studies as America's first MFA in Performance Pedagogy with an emphasis in Afrocentric Intimacy Pedagogy at Loyola Marymount University.
DAN WEINGARTEN (Lighting Design, he/him) Credits include: UBP and Found for IAMA, 24th St. Theater’s Rapunzel alone, ICE, Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass, Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Man Covets Bird, Walking the Tightrope, Rogue Machine's Gruesome Playground Injuries, Monkey Adored, The Word Begins, I Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath and The Sunset Limited, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, East West Player’s Chess, A Little Night Music, Krunk Fu Battle Battle, Pippin and Wrinkles. Chicago Opera Theater’s Fairy Queen, Maria de Buenos Aires, New York City Opera’s Fallujah, Long Beach Opera’s Macbeth, Nixon in China, Marilyn Forever, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, Hydrogen Jukebox, Akhnaten and Orpheus and Euridice, Bootleg's Stranger (LA Drama Critics Circle Nominee), The Santa Barbara Theater’s Doubt, The Ebony Repertory Companies' Five Guys Named Moe, Paul Robeson, Two Trains Running (Ovation Nominee) and the Echo Theater Companies Wirehead. Actors Gang’s Heart of Darkness. He is the recipient of the LA Drama Critic’s Circle Angstrom Award, the LA Weekly Award, the Garland Award and the Dramalogue Award. Faculty at California State University at Northridge and received his MFA in Design and Production from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
The Theatre at Boston Court, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Cece Suazo, Lee Blessing, Emily Owen, Michael Gagliardo, Madison Kendrick, Christy Osler, Amanda Toral, Lyric Cross, Auður Jonsdottir, Hanna Management Group, Tony Abatemarco Performance Fund (Skylight Theatre Company), John Swihart, CBS/KCAL Television, Spectrum TV News 1, CalOSBA, Theatrical Producers League of Southern California
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.
Presented with the support of the Tony Abatemarco Production Fund at Skylight Theatre Company.
STAGE MANAGER: LETITIA CHANG
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: MEGAN HANNA
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: MICHAEL KEARNS, TYREE MARSHALL
CASTING DIRECTOR: RAUL CLAYTON STAGGS
INTIMACY DIRECTOR: ANN JAMES
DRAMATURG: DYLAN SOUTHARD
VOGUE CHOREOGRAPHER: CECE SUAZO
PRODUCTION MANAGER: CEDES SIFUENTES
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN
SET CONSTRUCTION: JAN MUNROE, WILBUR URBINA
SCENIC PAINTING: STEPHANIE CROTHERS
MASTER ELECTRICIAN: CLAIRE CHRZAN
LIGHT CREW: COLEEN CAD APOSTOL, EJ ORLANDO
PUBLICIST: JUDITH BORNE
SOCIAL MEDIA: KENNEDY HILL
VIDEOGRAPHER: SETH DORCEY
PRODUCTION PHOTOS: JENNY GRAHAM
PLAYWRIGHTS' ARENA STAFF
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: JON LAWRENCE RIVERA
ASSOCIATE LITERARY MANAGER: ZHARIA O'NEA
BUSINESS MANAGER: RAY SIMMONS
GRANT WRITER: ELIZABETH DOUGLASS
STUDENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR: DIANE LEVINE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DEBORAH SECAKUKU BAKER, BRETT BATTLES, SCOTT FREEMAN, NARDINA OWENS, JON LAWRENCE RIVERA, RAYNALD SAMOA, RAUL CLAYTON STAGGS
SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY STAFF
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: GARY GROSSMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ARMANDO HUIPE
MANAGING DIRECTOR: SANDEE GROSSMAN
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: LAURA JANE SALVATO
SKYLAB DIRECTOR: LEE BLESSING
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES: MICHAEL KEARNS, CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN, VICTORIA PEARLMAN, TYREE MARSHALL, SHAINA ROSENTHAL, CEDES SIFUENTES, REBECCA TESSIER
PLAY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, PRODUCER SKYLIGHT LIVE: TYREE MARSHALL
COVID COMPLIANCE OFFICERS: SANDEE GROSSMAN, CEDES SIFUENTES
PUBLICIST: JUDITH BORNE
GRAPHIC DESIGN: GUILLERMO PEREZ
FRONT OF HOUSE: JILL ABATEMARCO, MARISA CADDICK, AMY PELCH, CEDES SIFUENTES, ALLI THISS, ARIANNE VILLAREAL
INTERNS: MEGAN HANNA, KENNEDY HILL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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