a strange loop

Apr 26 – May 25, 2024

a strange loop

Apr 26 – May 25, 2024

a co-production with front porch arts collective

“A dazzling ride.  No measure of praise could be too much.” – The New York Times

Winner! 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical!  Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer.  Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.

CONTENT ADVISORY

A Strange Loop contains explicit language (including racial slurs), references to racism, sexual assault, and homophobia, and scenes of an adult/sexual nature.


The Cast

Grant Evan

Thought #1

De’Lon Grant

Thought #5

Jonathan Melo

Thought #3

Zion Middleton

Thought #6

CREW AND CREATIVE TEAM

MICHAEL R. JACKSON
Composer/Lyricist/
Librettist

TAAVON GAMBLE*
Choreographer

ASHLEY PITCHFORD
Asst. Stage Manager

BECCA JEWETT
Costumer Designer

EMME SHAW
Props Designer

BECCA COTTRELL
Wardrobe Supervisor

MAURICE EMMANUEL PARENT*
Director

JALEN BUNCH
Asst. Director

JON SAVAGE**
Scenic Designer

HARLAN WHITE
Asst. Cost. Designer

IRENE WANG
Production Engineer

GREG GEFFARD
Intimacy Director

DAVID FREEMAN
COLEMAN
Music Director

ELIZABETH YVETTE RAMIREZ*
Prod. Stage Manager

BRIAN J. LILIENTHAL**
Lighting Designer

DAVID REMEDIOS**
Sound Designer

LEXIE LANKIEWICZ
Mix Engineer

PHOEBE GONZALES
Asst. Intimacy Director


For the Press

For Press Performances and further press inquiries, contact Jim Torres, Director of Marketing and Communication at jimtorres@speakeasystage.com.

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