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Yellow-Man ()

Produced by

Nightwood Theatre and Obsidian Theatre Company

Director: Weyni Mengesha
Playwright: Dael Orlandersmith

Presented as part of the 4×4 Festival: An Off-Road Event of Women Directors


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Upstairs Theatre


November 2nd, 2009 – November 14th, 2009


In Yellowman, a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother’s poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being “yellow”—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father. (


Ordena Stephens-Thompson Alma
Dean Marshall Eugene

Creative Team

Weyni Mengesha Director
Dael Orlandersmith Playwright
Dian Marie Bridge Assistant Director
Tamara Marie Kucheran Set Designer
Tamara Marie Kucheran Costume Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Beth Kates Projection Designer
Beth Kates Lighting Designer
Alicia Ho Lighting Designer Apprentice
Joanna Yu Set Designer Apprentice
Joanna Yu Costume Designer Apprentice


Matt Farrell Production Manager
Maria Costa Stage Manager
Tara Carmen Apprentice Production Manager
Katie Horrill Props Builder
Katie Horrill Props Buyer
Elizabeth McDermott Production Assistant