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OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 12, 2023

Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous

BY PEARL CLEAGE
DIRECTOR TORIE WIGGINS

After decades of self-imposed exile in Amsterdam, actress Anna Campbell and her manager Betty Samson receives an invitation to remount their controversial performance piece “Naked Wilson.” Uncertain of her reception, Anna auditions her possible replacement, an ambitious young performer whose experience is limited to the adult entertainment industry. These two women confront their differing world views with humor and grace–and still manage to find common ground.

Recommended if you liked August Wilson, Master Class, Crowns, Art, Red.

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Special Performances

While We’re On the Subject (Post show Talkback):  November 5, 2pm with the cast of Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous

Parent’s Day Out Performance: November 11, 2pm  Drop off is at 1:30pm; allow a few minutes to fill out authorization forms. Purchase your tickets through Dayton Live, and register your children here either before or after your purchase.

Divine 9 Night: November 11, 8pm; Talkback to follow with Zeta Cast Member Keisha Kemper, Dayton Poet Sierra Leone, Monica Heflin and Tiffany Countryman

  • Tickets

    $10 - $53

  • Runtime

    90 minutes, no intermission

  • Rating

    pg13

The Human Race Theatre Company

Executive DirectorKappy Kilburn

Artistic DirectorEmily N. Wells

Creative ProducerTara Lail

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Directed by TORIE WIGGINS

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CAST BIOGRAPHIES

BRYANA BENTLEY

Precious “Pete” Watson

Bryana is excited to be a part of The Human Race Theatre family. She is a Sinclair College Alumni graduating in the theatre program. She is best known for her roles in Blues for an Alabama Sky playing the role of Angel, Sophie in Flyin’ West, Keisha in A Song for Coretta, all of which are written by Pearl Cleage; and Titania in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bryana has also performed in musicals such as Ain’t Misbehavin as Charlaine and Rocky Horror Show playing the role of Janet and many more. She is looking forward to continuing her career and taking it to the next level in theatre, film and television.

KYNDRA DYANNE JEFFERIES *

Betty Samson

Kyndra is very thrilled to be making her debut performance with The Human Race Theatre. As a Cincinnati native and an alum of the School for Creative and Performing Arts she enjoys performing with various theaters in the Cincinnati Area. Some of her previous credits include Who All Over There as Aunt Toonie at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati; several productions with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (The Wiz Jr., Disney’s Descendants, Annie Jr., Superman and Mary Poppins Jr.) and Incline Theater (Newsies and Footloose). Movie credits include The Old Man and the Gun, Dark Waters and Between Mercy and Me.

KEISHA KEMPER *

Anna Campbell

Keisha is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of CCM with her BFA in Dramatic Performance. She is excited for her debut performance at The Human Race Theatre Company. Regionally, she has performed as Mrs. Martin in Who All Over There? at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, as Weezy in Alabaster and Harry in Harry and The Thief at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, as Maria in Twelfth Night with Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., and as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie with New Edgecliff Theatre. Keisha would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support.

MARVA M.B. WILLIAMS-PARKER

Kate Hughes

Marva is always excited and humbled when the opportunity arises for her to perform with The Human Race. She is equally honored to be performing with this beautiful cast of talented women. When Marva is not acting, she is either spending time with her husband and 2 beautiful sons, Judah and Jah, or personal training clients as part of her LyfeStyleFit program of which she is the CEO. Previous theatrical shows include Barbecue, A Raisin in the Sun, The Exonerated, Intimate Apparel and Gem of the Ocean (both of which she earned DayTony Awards for), Coretta, and Sisterhood of Survivors, to name a few. She has also starred in the film Painted Lady, and in numerous commercials. Marva would like to thank her wonderful family for their love, strength and support…Matt.5:16.

^  Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company

* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
° Equity Membership Candidate
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performances.

CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

TORIE WIGGINS Director

Torie has been a storyteller all her life. She has co-adapted and performed a one woman show, Your Negro Tour Guide, at various venues across the country, with a grand finale at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati as part of a double bill with I Shall Not be Moved by Isaiah Reeves. She has performed with many local theaters, appearing on the stages at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, The Human Race Theatre Co., Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. She has also worked with WAMTheatre in The Berkshires and The Resident Acting Co. in New York City. Her directing credits include We Are Proud to Present… and Good Kids at Miami University Department of Theatre, Dreamgirls and Proof at The Carnegie Theater, I Shall Not Be Moved and MLM is for Murder at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Trouble In Mind at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Blues for an Alabama Sky at Falcon Theatre. She is excited to be making her directorial debut here at The Human Race!

DICK BLOCK Scenic Designer

Dick is happy to return to The Human Race, having designed here many times, including A Christmas Story, Around the World in 80 Days and Airness. His work has been seen at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Metromaniacs. Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, Amadeus. Other theatres: The Warehouse Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, The Weston Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre. Dick is on the design faculty and is Associate Head of the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and is the co-author of Scene Design and Stage Lighting, now in its 10th edition. He received his MFA from Northwestern University.

KRISTIE C. OSI Costume Designer

Kristie is a Nigerian-American Costume Designer and the current Costume Shop Manager at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Kristie received her Master of Fine Arts in Costume Technology from the University of Houston in 2018 and has designed costumes nationally and presented research on innovative ways to create costumes internationally. Costume Credits include: Marian’s Song, World Premiere at Houston Grand Opera, Houston TX, 2020; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Ensemble Theatre, Houston TX, 2017; Carmen, Opera Orlando, Orlando FL, 2021; and School Girls, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cincinnati OH, 2022. When not managing or designing costumes she is a proud mother to three amazing children who are finding their voice in the world.

JOHN RENSEL Resident Lighting Designer

John is the long-term Resident Lighting Designer for The Human Race Theatre Company, Muse Machine, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Pops series, and the Dayton Opera Association. He also serves as the long-time Technical Director for the Fraze Pavilion and has provided advanced technical production coordination, lighting designs, automation programming, and performance operation services for many artists and productions that have visited that venue. John also has a diverse dance lighting background, having provided lighting designs and technical production services for many years to The Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Co.  John’s national credits include a lighting design package for a National Touring Production of the Elton John/Tim Rice collaboration Aida.  Some of his most recent local credits include all the designs for The Human Race’s season at the Loft Theatre; Muse Machine’s productions at the Victoria Theatre and the Dayton Opera Association’s season at the Schuster Center.  After 3 & ½ years of dealing with cancer, I’m still here!

MATTHEW TIBBS # Sound Designer

Matthew is a sound designer and current chair of Theatre Design and Production at University of Cincinnati CCM. Previous work includes sound designs of What the Constitution Means to Me and The Mountaintop at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Shakespeare in LoveAs You Like It, and Romeo and Juliet at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Three SistersViolet, and Of Mice and Men at the Clarence Brown Theatre, In Common at Purple Rose Theatre Company, and Cry It Out at Detroit Public Theatre.

Matthew is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA).

BRIAN HAACK Associate Sound Designer

This is Brian’s first show at The Human Race Theatre. He is excited to be the assistant sound designer for such a powerful story. Currently, Brian is finishing his senior year in the CCM sound program at the University of Cincinnati on his way to receiving a BFA in Sound Design. Brian would like to thank everyone involved for making this show such a great experience!

CAROLYN FAST * Production Stage Manager

Carolyn is thrilled to be a part of this production at The Human Race. In addition to her four years as the Resident Stage Manager at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company she has also worked as a Stage Manager at the Peterborough Players, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Northern Stage, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Quintessence Theatre Group, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Delaware Shakespeare, Commonweal Theatre Company, and the Barter Theatre. Carolyn is originally from New Jersey and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Sarah Gomes PROP MASTER

Bio coming soon

^  Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company

+ The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent labor union

# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performances.

* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
° Equity Membership Candidate
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Technical Director

    MACKENZIE PERIN
  • Carpenter/Charge Artist

    JEFF HEATER
  • Production Stage Manager

    CAROLYN FAST *
  • Production Assistant

    ISABELLA MYERS
  • Costume Shop Manager

    VICTORIA “ORI” GIFFORD
    DEBRA HOWARD
  • Wardrobe

    Andrew Ian Adams ^
  • Sound Engineer

    BAILEY OLEAN
  • PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER

    SCOTT J. KIMMINS

^  Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company

* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
° Equity Membership Candidate
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performances.

Sponsors, Partners & Special Thanks

 

 

If you’d like to become a sponsor, contact Kappy Kilburn at (937) 461-3823 ext. 3112 or kappy@humanracetheatre.org