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Is God Is ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage and Necessary Angel Theatre Company and Obsidian Theatre Company

Playwright: Aleshea Harris
Director: Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

Venue

The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre

Run

May 6th, 2022 – May 22nd, 2022

Synopsis

“Make your daddy dead,” a mother demands of her twin daughters from her deathbed, in the electrifying 2016 Obie and Relentless Award recipient from Aleshea Harris.

Their mother’s words set Racine and Anaia off on an epic journey for righteous revenge, from the Dirty South to the Hollywood Hills. Letting no one stand in their way, they uncover the secrets of the mysterious fire that tore their family apart decades earlier. “I wanna step on somethin for once. See what it feel like. Must feel good,” says an unleashed Racine.

Equal parts ancient and modern, Spaghetti Western and Afropunk, this gripping thriller hurtles toward a conclusion that’s as inevitable as it is shocking. (canadianstage.com)


Cast

Tyrone Benskin Man
Matthew G. Brown Chuck Hall
JD Leslie Swing: Anaia / Racine / She / Angie
Oyin Oladejo Racine
Savion Roach Scotch
Sabryn Rock Angie
Alison Sealy-Smith She
Vanessa Sears Anaia
Michael Wamara Swing: Chuck Hall / Riley / Scotch / Man
Micah Woods Riley

Creative Team

Aleshea Harris Playwright
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu Director
Raha Javanfar Lighting Designer
Ken MacKenzie Set Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Laura Warren Projection Designer
Ming Wong Costume Designer
daniel jelani ellis Assistant Director
Jennifer Dzialoszynski Fight Director

Production

Emilie Aubin Stage Manager
Ada Aguilar Assistant Stage Manager
Jennifer Dzialoszynski Intimacy Coach
Matthew G. Brown Fight Captain
Jaz ‘Fairy J’ Simone Movement Director
Jennifer Toohey Dialect Coach
Hannah Antaki Casting Consultant
Tristan Goethel Technical Director
Aidan Ware Assistant Technical Director
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Karen Rodd Masks
Karen Rodd Prosthetics
Chynah Philadelphia Props Assistant
Laura Delchiaro Head of Wardrobe
Carly Beamish Stitcher

Staff

Josh Vlodarchyk Head Technician