By Geraldine Inoa
Directed by Niegel Smith
Starring Michael Oloyede
August 15 - September 24, 2018
Tickets start at $15*
What we always hear: “Black Male Shot by White Police Officer.”
What we never see: how loved ones struggle to cope amidst their anger and grief.
Get to know Michael Oloyede
MICHAEL OLOYEDE (Calvin) is a London born, Atlanta raised, New York City based actor. Off Broadway credits include: Inanimate (The Flea Theater), Black Angels Over Tuskegee (St. Luke’s Theater), Bella Napoli (Gallery Players), Chokehold (14 St. Y), Master Harold And The Boys, Their Eyes Were Watching God (Wow Theater). Films and TV credits include Silent Morning, Curtis (SundanceNow). Michael currently stars as the title lead in the BET web-series Brooklyn. Blue. Sky. Oloyede received training from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. www.michael-oloyede.com
About the Crew, Writer & Director:
Featuring Members of The Bats: Kieron J. Anthony, Andrew Baldwin, Alana Raquel Bowers, Bryn Carter, Ure Egbuho, Christopher Garofalo, Roland Lane, Michael Oloyede, Tanyamaria and Camille Upshaw.
The creative team includes Ao Li (Set Designer), Andy Jean (Costume Designer), Kate McGee (Lighting Designer), Megan Deets Culley (Sound Designer), Michael G. Chin (Violence Choreographer), Dina Vovsi (Assistant Director), Danielle Clark (Assistant Costume Designer), Taylor Poer (Stage Manager) and Chloé Hayat (Assistant to the Playwright).
Geraldine Inoa is a writer living in Los Angeles. She currently writes for AMC’s The Walking Dead. She is an alumnus of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and the inaugural recipient of The Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission. Her plays have been developed at the Atlantic Theater Company and the Labyrinth Theater Company. Her play Scraps was a finalist for the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, and a semifinalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Geraldine is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America. She holds a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. This production marks her playwriting professional debut. www.geraldineinoa.com
Niegel Smith is a theater director and performance artist who sculpts social spaces into unique communal environments where we make new rituals, excavate our pasts and imagine future narratives. Directing credits include Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (Goodman Theatre, 2018), Syncing Ink(Alley Theater, 2017; The Flea, 2017), Take Care (The Flea, 2015-2016), Hir (Magic Theatre, 2014; Mixed Blood, 2015; Playwrights Horizons, 2015), A 24 Decade History of Popular Music… (New York Live Arts, et al., 2015), The Perils of Obedience (Abrons Arts Center, 2013–ongoing), and Neighbors (The Public Theater, 2010). His participatory performances have been produced by American Realness, Dartmouth College, The New Museum, Prelude Festival, PS 122, and the Van Alen Institute, among others. He is the Artistic Director of The Flea Theater in lower Manhattan; Associate Artistic Director of Elastic City; and ringleader of Willing Participant – an artistic activist organization that whips up urgent poetic responses to crazy stuff that happens. www.niegelsmith.com
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