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US PREMIERE TOUR

Barber Shop Chronicles

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Recommended for ages 13+.

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Recommended for ages 13+.

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    Approximately one hour and 50 minutes with no intermission

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December

Tuesday

December 18

7:30PM

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Barber Night: There will be post-performance party to celebrate local barbers.

Wednesday

December 19

2PM

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Post-performance discussion

Wednesday

December 19

7:30PM

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Thursday

December 20

7:30PM

Open Captioned

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Friday

December 21

7:30PM

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.
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Saturday

December 22

2PM

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

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Saturday

December 22

7:30PM

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Sunday

December 23

2PM

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Wednesday

December 26

7:30PM

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Thursday

December 27

2PM

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Thursday

December 27

7:30PM

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Friday

December 28

7:30PM

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Saturday

December 29

2PM

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Saturday

December 29

7:30PM

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Sunday

December 30

2PM

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Monday

December 31

2PM

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Monday

December 31

7:30PM

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January

Wednesday

January 2

7:30PM

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.
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Thursday

January 3

7:30PM

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Friday

January 4

7:30PM

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Saturday

January 5

2PM

ASL Interpreted

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Post-performance discussion.
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Saturday

January 5

7:30PM

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EVOCATIVE, VIBRANT & ILLUMINATING. The voices are vivid, the personalities are big, and the issues are resonant.

The Boston globe

A MUST-SEE! Deeply engaging, brilliantly performed, and wonderfully staged. A cut above.

Cape Cod Times

Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams’ dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

By Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
Design by Rae Smith
A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production

Notable dates

Opening Night: 12/7
Barber Night: 12/18
ASL Interpreted: 1/2 at 7:30PM & 1/5 at 2PM
Audio Described: 12/21 at 7:30PM & 12/22 at 2PM
Open Captioned: 12/20 at 7:30PM & 12/22 at 2PM
Talkbacks: 12/8 at 2PM; 12/12 at 11AM; 12/15, 12/19, & 1/5 at 2PM

Additional Production Support
The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
Harvard University Center for African Studies

Barber Brag Contest

Now through December 23, post a photo of your #BestCutz and why your barber is the best in town, and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to Barber Shop Chronicles and the closing night champagne toast with the cast on January 5! Be sure to make your posts public and use a hashtag #BarberBrag / #BestCutz and tag @americanrep to enter.

Whether it’s just your standard, go-to cut, or something with a unique design, your barber (or stylist!) is the only person you’d trust with your look. We want to celebrate the community barbers create and their work alongside Barber Shop Chronicles.

“Once you find a good barber you keep your barber. There’s a good reason why I am his barber.” – Zariff, Barber to Former President Barack Obama, to The Independent

Photos & Videos

Press Coverage

Reviews

Features

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Patrice Naiambana and Ekow Quartey in Barber Shop Chronicles.

Finding bravado, and vulnerability, in barber shop masculinity. By Ifeoma Fafunwa.

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Maynard Eziashi in Barber Shop Chronicles.

Dr. Hakim Adi, scholar of the African Diaspora, on the histories of migration informing Barber Shop Chronicles

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Patrice Naiambana and Tuwaine Barrett in Baber Shop Chronicles.

This Toolkit contains a wealth of resources meant to engage deeply with Inua Ellams’ play.

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Credits

Creative Team

Writer

Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams Headshot

Writer

Inua Ellams

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross-art-form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer, and founder of The Midnight Run—an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumnus and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement, and Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His poetry is published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches, and several plays by Oberon.

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Director

Bijan Sheibani

Director

Bijan Sheibani

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Sheibani’s recent theater credits include Dance Nation, Almeida; Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME Manchester; The Brothers Size, Young Vic/Actors Touring Company. He has also directed extensively at the National Theatre of Great Britain where his credits include The Kitchen, Our Class, Emil and the Detectives, and A Taste of Honey. Recent opera credits include Nothing, Glyndebourne; and Tell Me The Truth About Love, Streetwise Opera. He was an associate director of the National Theatre from 2010-2015, and Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company from 2007 to 2010.

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Designer

Rae Smith

Designer

Rae Smith

A.R.T.: Barber Shop ChroniclesOliver Twist; Dido, Queen of Carthage. Rae Smith’s recent designs in the UK include Nightfall, The Bridge; Translations, Macbeth, National Theatre; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Girl from the North Country, Old Vic, Noël Coward Theatre, Public Theater; This House, National Theatre, Garrick Theatre, UK tour; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Stella, Hoxton Hall, Holland Festival. Other designs include wonder.land, The Light Princess, War Horse (Tony and Olivier Awards) at the National Theatre, Cav and Pag at the Met Opera, and The Tempest for Birmingham Royal Ballet. Upcoming work includes Inua Ellams’ The Little Prince.

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Lighting Designer

Jack Knowles

Lighting Designer

Jack Knowles

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville; Machinal, They Drink it in the Congo, Boy, Carmen Disruption, Game, Almeida; Happy Days, Parliament Square, Our Town, Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, Wit, The Skriker, There Has Possibly Been An Incident, Royal Exchange; Dan and Phil: Interactive Introverts, The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire, World Tours; Instructions for Correct Assembly, 2071, Royal Court; Caroline, or Change, Chichester Festival Theatre; Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME Manchester; Wonderland, Nottingham Playhouse; Beginning, Ambassadors Theatre; Cleansed, National Theatre; Committee, Donmar Warehouse; 4.48 Psychosis, Reisende auf einem Bein, Happy Days, Schauspielhaus, Hamburg; Junkyard, Pygmalion, Headlong.

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Movement Director

Aline David

Movement Director

Aline David

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Dance Nation, The House of Bernarda Alba, Almeida; Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company; Romeo and Juliet, A Taste of Honey, Damned by Despair, Antigone, The Kitchen, Greenland, Our Class, National Theatre; The Brothers Size, Dutchman, Eurydice (with Actors Touring Company), Elektra, Young Vic; The Mighty Waltzer, 1984, Macbeth, Royal Exchange; The Iphigenia Quartet, How to Be an Other Woman, Gate; The Tempest, National Youth Theatre; First Love is the Revolution, Soho Theatre; Romeo and Juliet, A Taste of Honey, Alice, Sheffield Crucible; Of Mice and Men, Birmingham Rep. Opera: Nothing, Glyndebourne Opera / Den Jyske Opera.

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Sound Designer

Gareth Fry

Sound Designer

Gareth Fry

A.R.T.: Barber Shop ChroniclesWild Swans. Recent US Theater: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Encounter (with Pete Malkin); Shun-kin, The Noise of Time, Complicité; Black Watch, Let The Right One In, National Theatre of Scotland. Gareth’s work includes over twenty productions at the National Theatre, over twenty at the Royal Court and countless more, including the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. Awards include two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, and an IRNE award, as well as three Olivier Awards, an Evening Standard Award, and two Helpmann Awards.

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Music Director

Michael Henry

Music Director

Michael Henry

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Henry is a composer, vocalist, and musical director. Theater: An Octoroon, The Amen Corner, Emperor and Galilean, FELA!, Death and the King’s Horseman, National Theatre; They Drink It in the Congo, Mr. Burns, Almeida; SYLVIA, Old Vic; The Brothers Size, Feast, Young Vic. Live backing vocals include George Michael, Chaka Khan, and Pet Shop Boys. Studio vocals include Diana Ross, Robbie Williams, and Billy Bragg. Compositions include “Rocket Symphony” for 500 voices and fireworks, and “Stand” for sixteen voices at the BBC Proms 2006. He has sung a cappella extensively with Flying Pickets and The Shout.

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Fight Director

Kev McCurdy

Associate Director

Stella Odunlami

Associate Director

Stella Odunlami

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Odunlami is a theater-maker and researcher. She most recently presented the sound installation and performance piece London Wall: 1980 something, V&A. Theater (Director): Made Visible, The Yard; Dies Irae, Hoxton Hall; Hidden, 33% Festival at Ovalhouse; Preserves, Hen and Chickens; Black Cab Music, Lyric Hammersmith. Theater (Assistant Director): The Revenger’s Tragedy, Hoxton Hall; Crocodile, Riverside Studios; Bad Blood Blues, Come Dancing, Theatre Royal Stratford East. She was previously Resident Assistant Director at the Gate, where she worked on Joseph K, Fatherland, and Electra.

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Associate Director

Leian John-Baptiste

Associate Director

Leian John-Baptiste

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater (Assistant Director): The Brothers Size (directed by Bijan Sheibani, written by the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney), Young Vic. Theater (Director): Waterfalls, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Stop and Search, Theatre 503. Film: John-Baptiste has made short films and launched a website (House of Black) to showcase and celebrate young Black British filmmakers. Education/Training: Broadcast Media, Brunel University.

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Assistant Choreographer

Kwami Odoom

Barber Consultant

Peter Atakpo

Company Voice Work

Charmian Hoare

Dialect Coach

Hazel Holder

Tour Casting Director

Lotte Hines

Cast

Wallace/​Timothy/​Mohammed/​Tinashe

Tuwaine Barrett

Tuwaine Barrett

Wallace/​Timothy/​Mohammed/​Tinashe

Tuwaine Barrett

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Blue Orange, Soho Theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire, A Season in the Congo, Young Vic; The Alchemist, Macbeth, A Life of the Mind, Ghosts, Othello, If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. TV: “Rellik,” “A Discovery of Witches,” “Silent Witness.” Film: Drop. Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

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Samuel

Elliot Edusah

Elliot Edusah

Samuel

Elliot Edusah

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: The Taming of the Shrew, Suckerpunch, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Flick, LAMDA; As You Like It, The Brit School; Heartfelt, Theatre Royal Stratford East. Training: LAMDA.

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Musa/​Andile/​Mensah

Maynard Eziashi

Maynard Eziashi

Musa/​Andile/​Mensah

Maynard Eziashi

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Season of Migration to the North, Royal Shakespeare Company; Free Fall, Pleasance; Faith v Reason, Bush Theatre; A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death, Royal Court; A Respectable Wedding, Almeida. TV: “Bad Boys,” “The Changeling,” “Hallelujah Anyhow.” Film: The Contract, Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

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Alhaji Fofana

Ethan

Alhaji Fofana

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. TV: “Silent Witness,” “Holby City,” BBC; “Josh,” “Siblings,” BBC3; “Brotherhood,” Big Talk/Comedy Central; “Youngers” (series regular, series 2), Big Talk/E4. Film: Screwball (Ryan, 2017 Children’s BAFTA Award).

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Winston/​Shoni

Solomon Israel

Solomon Israel

Winston/​Shoni

Solomon Israel

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: The Fantastic Follies of Mrs. Rich, The Duchess of Malfi, Miss Littlewood, Kingdom Come, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company; The Pulverised, Arcola/York Theatre Royal; Dutchman, Young Vic; Octagon, Arcola; I Know All the Secrets in My World, Tiata Fahodzi; Chigger Foot Boys, Ovalhouse; Juicy and Delicious, Nuffield Southampton; Taking Steps, Old Laundry Theatre. TV: “Lovesick,” “Doctor Who,” “I Live With Models,” “Josh,” “Brothers with No Game,” “Law & Order: UK,” “Holby City,” “Quick Cuts.” Radio: Three Strong Women, BBC. Training: LAMDA.

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Tanaka/​Fifi

Mohammed Mansaray

Mohammed Mansaray

Tanaka/​Fifi

Mohammed Mansaray

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sheffield Crucible; lead roles in Mrs. Dalloway, Jekyll & Hyde, Othello, National Youth Theatre’s Rep West End Season; Oliver!, Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Daddy Cool, Shaftesbury Theatre, World Tour. TV: “Tracey Beaker Returns,” CBBC; “Law & Order: UK,” “The Bill,” ITV. Film: My Brother the Devil, Rock Rest Entertainment.

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Tokunbo/​Paul/​Simphiwe

Patrice Naiambana

Patrice Naiambana

Tokunbo/​Paul/​Simphiwe

Patrice Naiambana

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: The Man Who Committed Thought (Fringe First); New Nigerians, Arcola; The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Femi Elufowoju Jnr Ensemble; The Caretaker, Bristol Old Vic; The Duchess of Malfi (Iyalode of Eti), Utopia Theatre; Othello, The Histories Cycle, The Spanish Tragedy, Cymbeline, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Royal Shakespeare Company; Pericles, Shakespeare’s Globe; Coriolanus (dir. Steven Berkoff), West Yorkshire Playhouse; Tell Them That I’m Young and Beautiful (with Marcello Magni), Ragamuffin, Double Edge Theatre. TV: “The Bible,” “Torchwood,” “Silent Witness,” “Casualty,” “In Exile.” Film: Turn up Charlie, Spectre, Monochrome, Schweitzer. Founder of Tribal Soul Arts.

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Emmanuel

Anthony Ofoegbu

Anthony Ofoegbu

Emmanuel

Anthony Ofoegbu

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Circle Mirror Transformation, HOME Manchester; Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, The Royal Shakespeare Company Rome Season 2017-2018; Twelfth Night, Nottingham Playhouse; Death and the King’s Horseman, National Theatre; Twelfth Night, Royal Theatre Northampton; Oedipus at Colonus, Nevada Conservatory Theatre; Treemonisha, Hackney Empire, Battersea Arts Centre; The Beatification of Area Boy, West Yorkshire Playhouse, World Tour. TV: “Moonfleet,” “Spooks,” “Casualty,” “Chambers,” “Family Affairs,” “The Bill.” Film: Justified, Bad Day, Dead Room, Plato’s Breaking Point, The Killing Zone, Samson and Delilah.

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Kwame/​Fabrice/​Brian

Kenneth Omole

Kenneth Omole

Kwame/​Fabrice/​Brian

Kenneth Omole

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Assata Taught Me, Gate Theatre; The Cane, Bush Theatre; This Language, Edinburgh Fringe. Honors: Best Actor, Winner, 2017 Stage Debut Awards. Training: Rose Bruford Drama School.

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Olawale/​Wole/​Kwabena/​Simon

Ekow Quartey

Ekow Quartey

Olawale/​Wole/​Kwabena/​Simon

Ekow Quartey

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Amadeus, Peter Pan, As You Like It, National Theatre; People, Places & Things, National Theatre/Headlong/Exeter Northcott; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Royal Bath; Richard II, Shakespeare’s Globe; The Absence of War, Headlong, UK Tour; Spring Awakening, Headlong/West Yorkshire Playhouse, UK Tour; Long Story Short, Pleasance Theatre; Eye of a Needle, Southwark Playhouse. TV: “Call the Midwife,” BBC; “Enterprice,” BBC3; “Porters.” Film: Undercliffe; Zapped; The Current War; Titus Andronicus (with Peter Capaldi) for Shakespeare’s Globe. Honors: 2015 Ian Charleson Award.

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Elnathan/​Benjamin/​Dwain

Jo Servi

Jo Servi

Elnathan/​Benjamin/​Dwain

Jo Servi

A.R.T. Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Chess, London Coliseum; The Life, Southwark Playhouse; Dirty Dancing, UK & European Tour; Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre; City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regent’s Park; Jersey Boys, Prince Edward Theatre; Before the Dawn – Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo; The Enchanted Pig, New Victory Theater; The Human Comedy, Young Vic/Watford Palace; Guys and Dolls, Jailhouse Rock, Ragtime, Piccadilly Theatre; Cinderella, Old Vic Theatre; Disney’s The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre. TV: “The Royal Variety Performance,” Granada. Film: Muppets: Most Wanted, Disney; Saturday Live, Triffic Films.

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Abram/​Ohene/​Sizwe

David Webber

David Webber

Abram/​Ohene/​Sizwe

David Webber

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Death and the King’s Horseman, Leave Taking, National Theatre; The Hudsucker Proxy, Nuffield Southampton, Liverpool Playhouse; Catch-22, Northern Stage; Sweet Bird of Youth, Old Vic; Government Inspector, Young Vic; What’s in the Cat for Contact, Royal Court; One Love, Bristol Old Vic, Talawa; The Big Life, Apollo, West End. TV: “Chewing Gum,” “Prime Suspect,” “Youngers,” “Nan,” “The Royal Bodyguard,” “How Not to Live Your Life,” “Being Human.” Film: Captain Phillips, The Children Act, Broken, Tipping the Velvet, The 51st State, Among Giants, The Avengers, Getting Hurt. Training: Rose Bruford Drama School.

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Additional Creatives

Design Associate

Catherine Morgan

Design Associate

Catherine Morgan

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater (Designer): Salad Days, The Union Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal; Screwed, Theatre 503; The One Day of the Year, Finborough. Theater (Associate Designer): St. George and the Dragon, National Theatre; The Hairy Ape, Old Vic, Park Avenue Armory. Theater (Assistant Designer): The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Opera (Associate Designer): Dido and Aeneas / La voix humaine, Opera North. She has worked for designers including Stewart Laing, Giles Cadle, Leslie Travers, Jamie Vartan, Soutra Gilmour, Antony McDonald, and Tom Cairns. She recently participated in the final for the Dutch Opera Design Award.

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Re-lighter and Production Electrician

Rachel Bowen

Lighting Associate

Laura Howells

Sound Associate

Laura Hammond

Wardrobe Supervisor

Louise Marchand-Paris

Production Manager

Richard Eustace

Touring Production Manager

Sarah Cowan

Touring Production Manager

Sarah Cowan

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater (Production Manager): National Theatre; Manchester Royal Exchange; Theatr Clwyd Cymru; Soho Theatre; Opera Holland Park; York Theatre Royal; Before I Sleep, Dreamthinkspeak. She has worked in theatre for almost twenty years with experience ranging from large scale shows to site-specific projects. Following Barber Shop Chronicles’ US and Canada tour, she will be heading to the Sydney Theatre Company.

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Company Stage Manager

Julia Reid

Company Stage Manager

Julia Reid

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: Things I Know To Be True, Frantic Assembly, UK Tour; Fatherland, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, Royal Exchange Manchester; Twelfth Night, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scuttlers, Three Birds, Rats Tales, Good, Punk Rock, Private Lives, Royal Exchange Manchester; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Propeller, International Tour; The Late Middle Classes, Donmar Warehouse; Julius Caesar, Royal Shakespeare Company Swan Theatre; In the Night Garden, UK Tour; Been So Long, A Prayer for My Daughter, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Young Vic; Rough Crossings, Angels in America, Paradise Lost, Headlong. Training: Stage Management, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

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Deputy Stage Manager

Fiona Bardsley

Deputy Stage Manager

Fiona Bardsley

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: The Fringe; Soho Poly Theatre; Road, A Life of the Mind, Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate, Royal Court; The Shaugraun, Arcadia, Dealer’s Choice, Amy’s View, Skylight, National Theatre; Richard III, King Lear; Hamlet, The History Boys, Power, Frankenstein, Collaborators, Battle Royal, Humble Boy, Gagarin Way, The Talking Cure, Gethsemane, The Effect, Beyond Caring, Hedda Gabler, Exit the King, National Theatre World Tours. Training: Stage Management and Technical Theatre, LAMDA.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng

Assistant Stage Manager

Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng

A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Theater: 33% Festival, Ovalhouse Creative Youth Department; 24 Hour Plays, Old Vic New Voices; Nine Rooms, Old Vic Tunnels; Monologue Slam, Rich Mix; Future Fest, Eclipse, The Grandfathers, National Theatre Connections; Half Breed, India Tour, Soho Theatre; A Guide to Second Date Sex, Strong Arm, Edinburgh Festival: Underbelly Venue; Jungle Book, Birmingham Rep/Roundhouse; Ada Ada Ada, Proximus Lounge, Brussels; Brainstorm, Temporary Space; Putting Words in Your Mouth, Roundhouse; Takeover Season, Storylab, Tricycle Theatre; NYT Playing Up Season, Arcola; Boys, Vaults Festival; Nine Night, National Theatre Dorfman Theatre. Training: Stage Management, Rose Bruford Drama School.

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A.R.T. Production Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T. Production Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T.: Stage Manager: Barber Shop ChroniclesThe Black ClownHEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True; Burn All NightNotes from the Field: Doing Time in Education1984O.P.C.The Shape She MakesThe Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: ExtraOrdinaryJagged Little Pill; Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility; The Night of the Iguana; Fingersmith; RoosevElvis; Kansas City Choir Boy; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; The Heart of Robin Hood; All the Way; The Glass Menagerie; The Lily’s Revenge; Once. Production Associate: Prometheus Bound; The Blue Flower; Cabaret. Education/Training: Boston University College of Fine Arts (Summa cum laude).

Actors’ Equity Association member

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A.R.T. Production Stage Manager Substitute (Dec. 28 - Jan. 5)

Tareena D. Wimbish

A.R.T. Production Stage Manager Substitute (Dec. 28 - Jan. 5)

Tareena D. Wimbish

A.R.T.: The White Card, The Donkey Show, Dragon Mama (workshop). Regional: Mr. Joy, ArtsEmerson; The Colored Museum, Huntington Theatre Company; The 39 Steps, David Steinberg: That Could Turn Into Something Big…or Not, La Jolla Playhouse; Kingdom, Old Globe; A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre. International: Death of a Salesman, Theater Mitu (UAE); Multiple Productions, KunstKulturQuartier (Germany). Touring: Gazillion Bubble Show, Martian Ent.; The 39 Steps, Windwood. Workshops: Whisper House, ArtsEmerson; Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Bootheel, whisper fish, Mankind, HowlRound; K‑I‑S‑S‑I‑N‑G, The Magician’s Daughter, Huntington Theatre Company. Events: A Celebration of Harvard Artists, A.R.T./ Harvard University ARTS FIRST; Arts in Action, La Jolla Playhouse; The Walking Dead Escape, AMC TV/Skybound Comics. Career: Tareena is the Operations Manager & Executive Administrator for the Office of the Arts at Emerson College. Education: MFA, Stage Management, UC San Diego.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Costume Supervisor

Lydia Crimp

Costume and Buying Supervisor

Jessica Dixon

Co-producer

Fuel

Fuel produces an adventurous, playful, and significant program of work—live, digital, and across art forms—for a large and representative audience across the UK and beyond. We collaborate with outstanding artists with fresh perspectives and approaches who seek to explore our place in the world, expose our fears, understand our hopes for the future, and create experiences which change us and in turn empower us to make change in the world around us.

Fuel Director Kate McGrath and Inua Ellams met in 2008, after Kate saw the beginnings of what became Inua’s first play, The 14th Tale, at BAC. Fuel helped Inua develop this debut and produced it, premiering it at the Edinburgh Festival, winning a Fringe First, touring it in the UK and internationally, and presenting it at the National Theatre. Since that first meeting, Fuel has worked closely with Inua, producing Untitled, Knight Watch, The Long Song Goodbye, Black T-shirt Collection, The Spalding Suite, and Barber Shop Chronicles since its inception. Fuel previously toured Inua’s An Evening with an Immigrant where with poems, stories and extracts from his plays, he tells about his life through the lens of his experience of immigration.

Upcoming Fuel projects include: Touching the Void, adapted by David Greig and directed by Tom Morris, and The Half God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams at the Kiln Theatre in April 2019.

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Co-producer

National Theatre

The National Theatre makes world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging, and inspiring. And we make it for everyone. We stage up to 30 productions at our South Bank home each year, ranging from reimagined classics—such as Greek tragedy and Shakespeare—to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theater-makers.

The work we make strives to be as open, as diverse, as collaborative, and as national as possible. Much of that new work is researched and developed at the New Work Department: we are committed to nurturing innovative work from new writers, directors, creative artists and performers. Equally, we are committed to education, with a wide-ranging Learning program for all ages in our Clore Learning Centre and in schools and communities across the UK. The National’s work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theaters. Popular shows transfer to the West End and occasionally to Broadway.

Through National Theatre Live, we broadcast live performances to cinemas around the world. National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools makes acclaimed, curriculum-linked productions free to stream on demand in every primary and secondary school in the country. Online, the NT offers a rich variety of innovative digital content on every aspect of theater.

We do all we can to keep ticket prices affordable and to reach a wide audience, and use our public funding to maintain artistic risk-taking, accessibility, and diversity.

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West Yorkshire Playhouse

Welcome to the home of incredible stories. There has been a Playhouse in Leeds for almost fifty years, from 1968 to 1990 as Leeds Playhouse and then with the opening of a brand new theater on its current Quarry Hill site it became West Yorkshire Playhouse.

West Yorkshire Playhouse is a leading UK producing theater; a cultural hub, a place where people gather to tell and share stories and to engage in world class theater. We make work which is pioneering and relevant, seeking out the best companies and artists to create inspirational theater in the heart of Yorkshire. From large scale spectacle to intimate performance, we develop and make work for our stages, for found spaces, for touring, for schools and community centers. Our 2015/16 production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang played to over 500,000 people across the country—our production of Beryl played to 100 in a village hall in Wickenby, Lincolnshire. We create work to entertain and inspire. As dedicated collaborators, we work regularly with other theaters from across the UK, independent producers, and some of the most distinctive, original voices in theater today. We develop work with established practitioners and find, nurture, and support new voices that ought to be heard. We cultivate new talent by providing creative space for new writers, emerging directors, companies, and individual theater makers to refine their practice.

Alongside our work for the stage, we are dedicated to providing creative engagement opportunities that excite and stimulate. We build, run, and sustain projects which reach out to everyone from refugee communities, to young people and students, to older communities and people with learning disabilities. At the Playhouse there is always a way to get involved.

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