The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color

Initially produced by Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the festival highlights short one-act plays by women of color featuring: THE KITCHEN (or 9 1/2 minutes of sub-continental absurdity), by Naveen Bahar Choudhury, directed by Jamie Richards; THE STEP-MOTHER by Ruby Dee, directed by Chuck Patterson; BANANA BEER BATH by Lynn Nottage, directed by Talvin Wilks; RALLY by Bridgette Wimberly, directed by Clinton Turner Davis; HOT METHUSELAH by J.e Franklin, directed by Imani; JESSE by P.J. Gibson, directed by Lydia Fort, and HIS DADDY by Cori Thomas, directed by Stephen Fried.

Presented as part of the 2009-10 Season

Festival of Short, One-Act Plays opened October 8, 2009 at the Castillo Theatre

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Naveen Bahar Choudhury
Playwright Ruby Dee
Playwright Lynn Nottage
Playwright Bridgette Wimberly
Playwright J.e. Franklin
Playwright P. J. Gibson
Playwright Cori Thomas
Director Jamie Richards
Director Chuck Patterson
Director Talvin Wilks
Director Clinton Turner Davis
Director Imani Douglas
Director Lydia Fort
Director Stephen Brown-Fried
Stage Manager B’jai Pierce-Astwood
Stage Manager Bayo
Stage Manager Sirlouis Jones
Set Designer Anthony Davidson Anthony Davidson
Lighting Designer Shirley Prendergast
Costume Designer June Terry
Sound Designer Bill Toles
Actor Christopher Burris
Actor Vinie Burrows
Actor Carmen Delavallade
Actor Venida Evans
Actor Elain Graham
Actor Andrew Guilarte
Actor Mary Hodges
Actor Sakina Jaffrey
Actor Seril James
Actor Yasmin Kazi
Actor Norman Matlock
Actor Matthew Montelongo
Actor John Rankin
Actor Lindsay Smiling
Actor Maya Lynne Robinson
Actor Erin Weems

All 2009-10 Season productions: