cullud wattah

Regional Premiere
Jun 15Jul 17, 2022
ByErika Dickerson-Despenza
Directed byLili-Anne Brown

✩✩✩✩ (out of 4) “Can’t look away drama…Every last moment (even the scene changes) is part of an airtight tapestry of intentional, impeccable storytelling.” -Catey Sullivan (Chicago Sun-Times)

“Powerfully acted… very strong cast” -Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune)

“The play starts at a simmer and ends at a boil.” (BroadwayWorld)

Synopsis

Thanksgiving, 2016: Flint, Michigan has been without clean water for 936 days. Marion, a third-generation General Motors assembly line worker, worries over impending layoffs while struggling to fight the poison that floods her home–and her family’s bodies. When her sister, Ainee, seeks restitution for lead poisoning, secrets bubble to the surface, threatening to capsize not only their family, but all of Vehicle City. Penned by Susan Smith Blackburn award-winning playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza, cullud wattah will be staged by Victory Gardens Resident Director Lili-Anne Brown (Lottery Day; School Girls: Or The African Mean Girls Play, Goodman Theatre).

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Creative Team

Erika Dickerson-Despenza
she/her
Playwright
Lili-Anne Brown
she/her
Director
 
 

Cast

Brianna Buckley
she/they
marion
Sydney Charles
she/her
ainee
Demetra Dee
she/her
plum
Renée Lockett
she/her
big ma
Ireon Roach
she/her
reesee
Aundria TraNay
she/her
plum, reesee (u/s)
Alexandria Moorman
she/her
ainee, marion (u/s - performing June 23, 24, 25, July 3)
Merrina Millsap
she/her
big ma (u/s)
 
 

Production Team

Sammy Brown
Stage Manager
Sydney Lynne
Scenic Design
Christine Pascual
Costume Design
Jessica Brooke Seals
Hair/Wigs and Make-up Design
Rueben D. Echoles
Hair/Wigs and Make-up Consultant
Jason Lynch
Lighting Design
Trey Brazeal
Associate Lighting Design
Willow James
Sound Design
Caitlin McCarthy
Properties Design
Alex Dauphin
Associate Director
 
 
 
 
 

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Production Sponsors

Mayer Brown LLP                        The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

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