Brown Girl, Brownstones

Brown Girl, Brownstones

May 19

Shakespeare Theatre Company in association with Georgetown University presents a staged reading of

Brown Girl, Brownstones

Screenplay by Paule Marshall
Directed by LeeAnét Noble

Brown Girl, Brownstones is the debut novel by the internationally recognized writer Paule Marshall about Barbadian immigrants in Brooklyn, NY. First published in 1959, it was dramatized the following year to great acclaim by CBS Television Workshop with stars Ossie Davis and Cicely Tyson, the screenplay was then largely forgotten until it was rediscovered by scholar and author Dr. Mary Helen Washington.

In collaboration with Georgetown University, STC has gathered students to explore the long-lost screenplay with Dramaturges Dr. Soyica Colbert and Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and present a staged reading directed by STC’s Director of Equity and Belonging LeeAnet Noble and featuring award-winning television and Broadway actor Harriett D. Foy.

See the next generation of actors on the STC stage in a riveting staged reading on Monday, April 10th at 7 p.m. in the Klein Theatre.

This event is available by invitation only. Please RSVP below.

Cast

Ezinélia Baba
Ezinélia Baba
Selina Boyce
Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey
Deighton's Music
Wynter Cook
Wynter Cook
Narrator
Harriett D. Foy
Harriett D. Foy
Silla Boyce
Kennedi Hendrix
Kennedi Hendrix
Ina Boyce
Jazmine Mangrum
Jazmine Mangrum
Miss Suggie
Ariana Russell
Ariana Russell
Woman 1 & 2/ Stage Directions
Julius Shanks II
Julius Shanks II
Deighton Boyce

Full Cast List

Selina Boyce: Ezinélia Baba
Deighton's Music: Paul Bailey
Narrator: Wynter Cook
Silla Boyce: Harriett D. Foy
Ina Boyce: Kennedi Hendrix
Miss Suggie: Jazmine Mangrum
Woman 1 & 2/ Stage Directions: Ariana Russell
Deighton Boyce: Julius Shanks II

Artistic Team

Screenplay: Paule Marshall
Director: LeeAnét Noble
Dramaturgs: Dr. Soyica Colbert, Denise J. Hart, Dr. Drew Lichtenberg, Kadin Smith
Dialect Coach: Kim James Bey

 

Special Thanks

Dr. Soyica Colbert
Georgetown University
Evan Marshall
Nikkole Salter and Eric Ruffin
Dr. Mary Helen Washington