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Date(s) of Performance
Filmed April and May, 2021, Captured at the Kasser Theatre
By: Yusef Miller; Director: Tia James; Choreographer: Francesca Harper; Associate Choreographers: Kali Oliver; Costume Designer: Jannette Fisher; Sound Designer: Prince Bawuah; Production Stage Manager: Kyrah Michael; Production Manager: Peter J. Davis; Production Associate: Cyndi Kumor; Scenic Supervisor: Erhard Rom; Technical Director: Ben Merrick; Assistant Technical Director: Daniel Graham; Props Supervisor: Alison Merrick; Costume Supervisor: Debra Otte; Costume Shop Supervisor: Judith Evans; Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor: Jeanette Aultz; Draper: Katie Pippin; Draper: Amanda Phillips Balingit; Wardrobe Mentor: Siobahn Nestor; Lighting Supervisor: Cecilia Durbin; Head Electrician: Christopher Theilking; Studio Electrician: Michelle Tobias; Sound Supervisor: Megan Culley; Sound Associate: Kevin Johnson
Performers: Taleel Smith, Marie-Pier Poulin, Caitlyn Capre, Jared Preston, Miguel Santos, Isaiah Robinson, Fox Postier, Jordan Boone, Jacklyn Azoff, A'Lysai Robinson, Lily Johns, Alexis Farrell, Dale Harriis
Alex Grabiec, Louis Biondolillo, Jason Dubinski, Lance Trusty, Michael Konopka, Parizaad Mohammadi, Kieran Brennan, Frankie Marrone, Shawn Palmer, Zack Jiang, Danielle Vacca, Angelica Wilson, Lauren Cabrera, Elliott Whittington-Booker, Radha Martinez, Andrew Malik, Annette Fornah, Jenna Reilly, Michael DeMateo, Justin Urbealis, Jozyah Ramos, Matthew Gomez
Carter Winner, Gary Brown, Anton Specht, Julz Radley, Daniel Currie, Skylar Seitzman, Dillon Hoffman, Michael Banovic, Brianna Nichols, Amanda Fantasia
Coordinator of Musical Theatre: Clay James; Music Supervisor: Gregory Dlugos; Production Manager: Peter J. Davis; Production Associate: Cyndi Kumor; Production Office Assistant: Dalton Gorden; Scenic Supervisor: Erhard Rom; Technical Director: Benjamin Merrick; Assistant Technical Director: Daniel Graham; Props Supervisor: Alison Merrick; Costume Supervisor: Debra Otte; Costume Shop Supervisor: Judith Evans; Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor: Jeanette Aultz; Drapers: Siobhan Nestor, Amanda Phillips-Balingit, Katie Pippin; Hair and Makeup Mentor: Courtney Smith; Lighting Supervisor: Cecilia Durbin; Production Master Electrician: Christopher Thielking; Studio Master Electrician: Michelle Tobias; Sound Supervisor: Megan Culley; Sound Associate: Kevin Johnson; Finley Studio Electrician: Winnie Ng Zhen; Stage Management Supervisor: Mysti Stay
T A S H A, inspired by Socrates' Antigone, is set in a modern republic where White Supremacy and Black Civil Disobedience, each, are at their height. The play centers on Natasha Brown, a fictional Sasha Obama. 'Tasha buries her cousin, defying the edict - 'no one shall bury a law-breaker who dies in the act of committing a crime.' The issuer is President Waters, a Trump-Clinton-like character. Will 'Tasha's death restore order or fuel injustice? Is the criminalization of Brown people irreversible?
Theatre and Performance Studies
Department of Theatre and Dance, "'Tasha" (2021). Spring 2021. 2.