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Pictured: (top row, from left) Dana N. Anderson, Sam Campbell III, Uday Joshi, Sean Patrick Leonard, Marcus D. Moore, (bottom) P. Tyler Nielsen, Pearl Paramadilok, Esme Perez, Andrew Rios and Shannon Leigh Webber. Photos: Joel Maisonet
Collaboraction Theatre Company has announced the design team and cast for “A Blue Island in the Red Sea,” written and directed by Artistic Director Anthony Moseley.
The cast/co-devisers include Dana N. Anderson, Sam Campbell III, Uday Joshi, Sean Patrick Leonard, Marcus D. Moore, P. Tyler Nielsen, Pearl Paramadilok, Esme Perez, Andrew Rios and Shannon Leigh Webber.
The design team features Jose Manuel Diaz-Soto (Scenic Design), Elsa Hiltner (Costume Design), Levert Wilkins and Jeremy Getz (Lighting Design), Liviu Pasare and Parker Langvardt (Video Design), John Nichols (Sound Design) and Katy Vest (Properties Design). The production team includes Sarah Moeller (Producer), Noelle Hedges-Goettl (Production Manager), Caitlin Body (Stage Manager), Genevieve Fowler (Assistant Director), Nate Ferguson (Script Supervisor), Giulianna Marchese (Dramaturg), Manny Ortiz (Technical Director), Chas Mathieu (Scenic Painter and Assistant Scenic Design), Becs Bartle (Master Electrician) and Sunniva Holmlund (Assistant Stage Manager).
From the press release “‘A Blue Island in the Red Sea,’ written and directed by Collaboraction Artistic Director Anthony Moseley, was created through open workshops in collaboration with a team of community members, actors and designers. ‘The resulting work takes audiences on a whirlwind journey from the time before the city of Chicago was founded through the formation of the segregated city we know today,’ explains Moseley. ‘Whether it’s Chicago’s history of locking up black and brown people, going all the way back to DuSable, or the inherent racism in the dress code today at Bottled Blonde, we are using theater to encourage an honest conversation about critical issues surrounding race to cultivate truth and transformation in the Windy City.'”
“A Blue Island in the Red Sea” runs April 12th – May 20th. For more information visit collaboraction.org.