Slaughter City
A.R.T. Season
March 28, 1996 to April 28, 1996

Mixing reality and dream, the radical and the mystic, Slaughter City is a searing drama about life in the meat-packing industry. Kentucky poet Naomi Wallace has written a passionate protest against labor exploitation. She also takes on issues of race, gender, and the interaction of past and present. Slaughter City is full of poetry, humor, unusual characters and surprising turns of plot.

Ron Daniels directed the world premiere of Slaughter City for the Royal Shakespeare Company, opening with a British cast on January 17, 1996 at The Pit in London.

Creative team
by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Ron Daniels
Set and costume design by Ashley Martin-Davis
Lighting design by John Ambrosone
Sound design by Christopher Walker
Music composed by

Glyn Perrin

Roach, an African American worker in her mid-thirties Starla Benford
Maggot, a white worker in her mid-thirties Judith Hawking
Brandon, a white worker in his early twenties Jay Boyer
Cod, a white worker of Irish descent, mid-thirties S.J. Scruggs
Tuck, an African American, mid-forties Terry Alexander
Textile worker, a woman in her twenties Phoebe Jonas
Sausage Link Man, a white man, somewhat elderly Alvin Epstein
Mr. Baquin, a white company manager in his fifties Remo Airaldi
   

 

Gideon Lester introduces Slaughter City More

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