photos & videos

We are grateful to photographer/videographer Joe Wrinn for documenting the project with such art and soul. He continues to capture memorable moments. We've also benefited from occasional photo contributions from the talented Mary D. Taylor. We invite you to explore the work.

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Black Swan Lab for New Works

Lyricist/librettist Lee Phenner and directory/story contributor Benny Sato Ambush were invited to spend a week with the OSF repertory company in their new works lab under the direction of Lue Douthit. This intense session inspired critical changes to the setting and story.

 
 

National Race Amity Conference

We were invited to perform "Passages from A Pint of Understanding" at the National Race Amity Conference. 

Cast

Professor Chester Washington III: Ron Williams

Sergeant Tim O'Connor: Nile Hawver

Chloe Washington: Briana Maia

President Michael Rivera: Christian Figueroa

Ensemble

Liliane Klein

Steven Martin

 
 

Emerson College, Bill Bordy Theatre

An on-book recital performance of the full show included a talkback featuring William Smith, executive director of the National Race Amity Center, and Roxanne Euben, Ph. D., of Wellesley College. 

Director: Benny Sato Ambush

Music Director: Scott Nicholas

Cast

Professor Chester Washington III: Ron Williams

Sergeant Tim O'Connor: Kevin Cirone

Chloe Washington: Briana Maia

President Michael Rivera: Christian Figueroa

Ensemble

Tyla Collier

Brian De Lorenzo

Liliane Klein

Steven Martin

Ron Murphy

Band

Piano: Scott Nicholas

Bass: Joseph Smith

Drums: Aaron Drescher

 
 

Tufts University, Distler Performance Hall

We introduced six of a planned 16 songs during this on-book recital performance. Several actors from the first table read took part, and new vocalists joined, with some roles split between actors and singers.

Director: Benny Sato Ambush

Music Director: Scott Nicholas

Cast

Professor Chester Washington III:

read by Bill Bruce; sung by Joshua Bailey 


Sergeant Tim O'Connor:

read by Daniel Berger Jones; sung by Cailin Mackenzie 

Chloe Washington: Alexandria Danielle King

President Michael Rivera: Christian Figueroa

Ensemble

Amelia Broome

Trent Bagley

Shanaé Burch

Patrick Curran

Samantha Evans

Keith Mascoll

Eric Radford Weiss

 
 

Emerson College, The Cabaret