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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

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Artistic Director’s Welcome

It is an honor to welcome Anna Deavere Smith back to the American Repertory Theater. Anna first performed Twilight nearly 30 years ago in Los Angeles, in the wake of the unrest that erupted following the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case. She has now revised her landmark solo play for an ensemble cast of performers. In revisiting this work, she asks us to consider what has happened, and what has not, since the summer of 1992.

For over three decades, Anna’s work has been a driving force in the life of the A.R.T., and in the broader life of Harvard University. Anna made her A.R.T. debut in 1992 with her solo work Fires in the Mirror, followed by Let Me Down Easy (2008) and Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education (2016). From 1998 to 2000, Anna also convened the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, co-hosted by A.R.T. and the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, and her plays continue to be studied and discussed throughout the university.

When I reflect on Anna’s work, the quality that comes to mind is presence. She immerses herself in the communities she portrays, weaving many voices together to create collective portraits of neighborhoods and nations. Anna also calls for a special kind of presence from her audiences. All her pieces ask us to be more than spectators of crisis—she asks each of us where we stand in relationship to the events represented onstage, often catalyzing necessary dialogue in the process.

This ensemble production of Twilight, which debuted at Signature Theatre in New York City in 2021, represents an exciting next step in Anna’s ongoing artistic evolution. It has been a revelation to see how these new voices reinforce the resonance and urgency of this seminal work. It is my immense pleasure to welcome this cast and creative team, led by director Taibi Magar (We Live in Cairo, Macbeth In Stride), to Cambridge.

Thank you for being present with us.

Diane Paulus
Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director

American Repertory Theater
in association with Signature Theatre
presents

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

by Anna Deavere Smith

 

Creative Team

Conceived, Written, and Revised by

Anna Deavere Smith

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Conceived, Written, and Revised by

Anna Deavere Smith

(she/her) A.R.T.: Notes from the FieldLet Me Down Easy, Fires in the Mirror (Pulitzer Prize runner-up). Anna Deavere Smith is an actress, playwright, teacher, and author. She is credited with having created a new form of theater. Smith’s work combines the journalistic technique of interviewing her subjects with the art of interpreting their words through performance. President Obama awarded Smith the National Humanities Medal in 2013. Additional honors include the prestigious MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for achievement in the arts, the George Polk Career Award in Journalism, two Tony nominations, and several honorary degrees. She was runner up for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Smith has created over fifteen one-person shows based on hundreds of interviews. Her most recent play, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, looks at the vulnerability of youth, inequality, the criminal justice system, and contemporary activism. The New York Times named it among The Best Theater of 2016 and Time magazine named it one of the Top 10 Plays of that year. In 2018, HBO premiered the film version of Notes from the Field. Smith’s play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was recently named one of the best plays of the last twenty-five years by The New York Times. Smith currently appears on the hit television show “Black-ish.” Previously she appeared in “For the People,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “The West Wing.” Films include The American President, Philadelphia, and Rachel Getting Married. She is a University Professor at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

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Directed by

Taibi Magar

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Directed by

Taibi Magar

(she/her) A.R.T.: Macbeth In Stride (with Tyler Dobrowsky), We Live in Cairo. Taibi Magar is an Egyptian-American director based in New York, and a graduate of the Brown University MFA program. Off-Broadway: Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall’s Capsule (co-directed with Tyler Dobrowsky), Under the Radar Festival/Public Theater; Claudia Rankine’s Help, The Shed; Blue Ridge (starring Marin Ireland), The Great Leap (starring BD Wong), Atlantic; Is God Is (2018 Obie Award), Soho Rep; Master (NYT Critic’s Pick), The Foundry; Underground Railroad Game (NYT Critic’s Pick), Ars Nova. Regional: Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Alley Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and Seattle Repertory Theater, among others. International: Hamburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), Soho Theatre (London). Honors: She is the recipient of a Stephen Sondheim Fellowship, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Fellowship, Public Theater Shakespeare Fellowship, and TFANA Actors and Director Project Fellowship. Taibi is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a NYTW Usual Suspect.

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Scenic Design

Riccardo Hernandez

Riccardo Hernandez

Scenic Design

Riccardo Hernandez

A.R.T.: Over twenty productions, including most recently, Jagged Little PillThe White Card, Arrabal, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Best of Both Worlds, The Seagull, Julius Caesar, Britannicus, and Marat/Sade. Broadway: Indecent, The Gin Game; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Caroline, or Change, National Theatre London; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, Old Vic; Topdog/Underdog, Royal Court; Bells Are Ringing; Parade (directed by Hal Prince, Tony, Drama Desk nominations); Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, The Tempest. Recent productions include: The Skin of Our Teeth, TFANA; The Invisible Hand (Henry Hewes Design Award); Red Speedo (Drama Desk Nomination); Grounded (directed by Julie Taymor). International: Théâtre du Châtelet, Avignon (Cour d’honneur Palais des Papes); Oslo, National Theatre; Abbey Theatre. Recipient, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. Hernandez is on the faculty at Yale School of Drama.

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Costume Design

Linda Cho

Costume Design

Linda Cho

A.R.T.: Endlings. Broadway: Take Me Out, The Great Society, Lifespan of a Fact, Anastasia (Tony nomination), A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award); The Velocity of Autumn. Over 200 regional and international design credits in theatre, dance, and opera. Recipient of the Craig Noel Award, Connecticut Critic Circle Award, Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Ruth Morely Design Award. Nominations from Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Henry Hewes, Elliot Norton, Bay Area, Robby, IRNE and Jeff awards. Advisory Committee Member of the American Theater Wing. MFA, Yale School of Drama. Lindacho.com

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Lighting Design

Alan C. Edwards

Lighting Design

Alan C. Edwards

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Testament of Mary (Associate to Jennifer Tipton). Off-Broadway: The Hot Wing King, Fires In The Mirror (Lucille Lortel nomination), Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, Signature Theatre; Harry Clarke (Lucille Lortel Award), Vineyard; Kill Move Paradise (world premiere, Drama Desk nomination), National Black Theatre. Regional: Pipeline, Skeleton Crew, Actors Theatre of Louisville; Detroit ’67, Chautauqua Theatre Co.; Twisted Melodies, Baltimore Center Stage; Lights Out: Nat King Cole, Paradise Blue, Geffen Playhouse; Stagger Lee, Dallas Theater Center; We Are Proud To Present…, A Raisin In The Sun, Sweat, Sally & Tom, Guthrie; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Syracuse Stage. Additional credits include American Moor, Red Bull; Native Son, The Acting Company; Bluebird Memories (featuring rap artist Common), Audible Theater; Seize The King, Dutchman, Antigone, Macbeth, Classical Theatre of Harlem; and a special collaboration between CTH and The Apollo Theatre in New York, The First Noel by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb. Education/Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama (where he is also a member of the lighting faculty). alancedwards.com

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Sound Design

Darron L West

Sound Design

Darron L West

A.R.T.: The Tempest, bobrauchenbergamerica, La Dispute, Richard II, Punch and Judy Get Divorced. Darron is a TONY and OBIE award-winning sound designer whose 33-year career spans theater and dance, Broadway, and Off-Broadway. His work has been heard in over 650 productions all over the United States and internationally in 15 countries. Additional honors include the Drama Desk, Lortel, Audelco and Princess Grace Foundation Statue Awards among many others. His soundscapes for Photograph 51, Paradise Blue, and Coal Country can be heard on Audible.

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Projection Design

David Bengali

Projection Design

David Bengali

A.R.T.: 1776, We Live In Cairo. Off-Broadway: Twilight, Los Angeles: 1992 (Drama Desk nomination), Signature; The Visitor (Lortel nomination), Public Theater; Einstein’s Dreams (Drama Desk nomination), 59E59/Prospect Theater Co.; The Great Leap, Atlantic. Regional: Bhangin’ It, La Jolla Playhouse; Here There Are Blueberries, La Jolla Playhouse/Tectonic Theater Project; Bollywood Kitchen, Geffen Playhouse; Frankenstein, Dallas Theater Center; Girls, Yale Rep; The Temple Bombing, Alliance Theatre. Streaming: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical; Seaview (Drama League nomination); Circle Jerk (Drama League nomination), Fake Friends; Rockin’ Road To Dublin, National Tour. Education/Training: MFA: NYU.

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Movement Coach

Michael Leon Thomas

Movement Coach

Michael Leon Thomas

A.R.T.: Notes from the Field (also Berkeley Rep, Second Stage, HBO). Off-Broadway: A Rap on Race, Public Theater. Regional: On Grace, Harris Theatre; Let Me Down Easy (National Tour). include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. General Manager Fellow, Black Theatre Coalition (over 101 productions).

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Dialect Designer

Amy Stoller

Dialect Designer

Amy Stoller

(she/her) A.R.T.: Notes from the Field, Let Me Down Easy. Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Off-Broadway: Chains and over thirty other productions, Mint Theater; Islander (American Premiere), Playhouse 46; Notes from the Field, Second Stage (also London, HBO, audiobook); Let Me Down Easy, Second Stage (also PBS Great Performances); Regional: American Jade, Bucks County Playhouse; Ann, Cape May Playhouse; Fires in the Mirror, Theatrical Outfit. Film/TV: Zola, Selma, “Dietland,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Power,” “Dora the Explorer.” stollersystem.com

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Sensitivity Specialist

Ann James

Sensitivity Specialist

Ann James

(she/they) A.R.T.: Debut. James is an expert in the burgeoning industry of intimacy direction and institutional consent culture for national arts organizations. Broadway: Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over (first Black Intimacy Coordinator on Broadway). Off-Broadway: Moises Kaufman’s Seven Deadly Sins, Tectonic Theatre Project; Seize the King, Classical Theatre of Harlem. TV/Film: “The Shrink Next Door,” “Roar,” Apple TV+; Northern Shade, Stu (starring Mark Wahlberg). Her intimacy work has featured James as an expert voice for Theatre Communications Group, HowlRound, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, and Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab West. Her company, Intimacy Coordinators of Color, has partnerships with BlackBee Entertainment, ArtsEquity, and A.R.T./New York. James is in the second year of her studies as America’s first MFA in Performance Pedagogy with an emphasis in Afrocentric Intimacy Pedagogy at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

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Casting

X Casting

A.R.T.: Debut. Victor Vazquez, CSA is a Casting Director in New York City. He is the founder of X Casting and sits on the national board of the Casting Society of America.

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Casting

Caparelliotis Casting

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Macbeth, The Minutes, Skeleton Crew, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, King Lear, Hillary and Clinton, Ink, The Waverly Gallery, Boys in the Band. Additional Theatre: MTC, Atlantic, Ars Nova, The Old Globe, Goodman. TV: “New Amsterdam,” (NBC).

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Production Stage Manager (8/28-9/4)

Linda Marvel

Production Stage Manager (8/28-9/4)

Linda Marvel

A.R.T.: Debut. Linda Marvel has been stage managing theatre and live events for over 30 years. Broadway: Finding Neverland, Noises Off, Side Show, Hands On A Hardbody, Fela!, 33 Variations, The Little Dog Laughed. Recent Pre-Broadway shows in development include The Wanderer, Ever After, Flamingo Kid, and Circus. Off-Broadway credits include working with Athol Fugard on his Master Harold…and the boys, and the premieres of his new works The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek and The Train Driver, and Sam Shepard on The God of Hell. Regional: La Jolla, The Kennedy Center, The Alliance, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Pittsburgh Public, and Center Stage. Corporate clients include Quest, Salesforce, Samsung, Nissan, GE, LG, BioGen, America’s Got Talent, NBC, and Radio City working throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Ms. Marvel teaches in the MFA Stage Management program at Columbia University.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Production Stage Manager (9/6-9/24)

Melanie J. Lisby

Production Stage Manager (9/6-9/24)

Melanie J. Lisby

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Tina, Grand Horizons, On the Twentieth Century. Select Off-Broadway: Suffs, Wild Goose Dreams, Public Theater; Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, WP/2ST; Hurricane Diane, WP/NYTW; Jersey Boys, Dodgers Theatricals; Pacific Overtures, Dead Poets Society, Classic Stage; Once Upon a Mattress, Transport Group. Regional: Williamstown Theater Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Two River Theater, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Gulfshore Playhouse, Barnstormers. Other: Sundance Theatre Labs, numerous showcases, readings, galas, events. Indiana State University Alumnus.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Production Stage Manager (Sub)

Emily F. McMullen

Lisa McGinn

Michael Medina

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Production Stage Manager (Sub)

Emily F. McMullen

(she/her) A.R.T: Debut. Regional: Over 30 productions including Hurricane DianeSweatIndecentMan in the RingThe Colored MuseumSunday in the Park with GeorgeMerrily We Roll Along, Huntington Theatre Company; Merrimack Repertory Theatre (nine seasons), Music Theatre of Wichita (15 summers), Center Theatre Group, Lexington Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, South Coast Repertory, North Shore Music Theatre, among others. Education: BA, Emory University. Other: Member of Actors’ Equity Association; emilyfmcmullen.com.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Production Stage Manager (Sub)

Lisa McGinn

A.R.T.: Ocean Filibuster. Other projects: Geoff Sobelle’s FOODHomeThe Object Lesson, and Elephant Room: Dust from the StarsUnderground Railroad Game, Ars Nova, tour;   Those with Two Clocks, A Tall Order; PearlDamour’s How to Build a ForestDetroit Red, ArtsEmerson; User Not Found, Dante or Die, BAM; Sleep, Ripe Time Theatre; Chimera and The Wholehearted, Stein | Holum Projects; Jacuzzi, The Debate Society/Ars Nova; The Light Years, The Debate Society/NYSAF; Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. and Winners and Losers, Soho Rep.

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Production Stage Manager (Sub)

Michael Medina

Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Gary: A Sequel to Titus AndronicusTrue Crime Obsessed. National Tours: Hamilton (Puerto Rico), On Your Feet!, An American in Paris. Off-Broadway/Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Minetta Lane Theatre, Park Avenue Armory, The Public Theater, The Working Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company. CCM Alumnus.

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Engagement support of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is provided by The Crimson Lion / Lavine Family Foundation.
Production support of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is provided by Katie and Paul Buttenwieser.
Additional Education and Engagement support of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is provided by Abrams Foundation.
Media Support of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is provided by WBUR.
Season support is provided by Harvard University, The Barr Foundation, The Bob and Alison Murchison New Work Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Bank of America, Barton & Guestier, Meyer Sound, and JetBlue.
This production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was first produced at the Signature Theatre on October 12, 2021
Page Evans, Artistic Director  Harold Wolpert, Executive Director
A version of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was created for a touring production of the play at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Sharon Ott, Artistic Director; Susan Medak, Managing Director.
In its original form, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 was originally produced by the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director/Producer. It premiered on May 23, 1993, and closed on July 18, 1993.
It was subsequently produced as a work-in-progress at The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.
Its original New York production was provided by the Public Theater, George C. Wolfe, Producer. It opened at the Public Theater in March 1994 and was directed by George C. Wolfe.
It opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on April 17, 1994. The producers were: Benjamin Mordecai, Laura Rafaty, Ric Wanetik, the Public Theater (George C. Wolfe, Producer) and the Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director), in association with Harriet Newman Leve, Jeanne Rizzo, James D. Stern, Daryl Roth, Jo-Lynne Worley, Ronald A. Pizzuti, The Booking Office, Inc. and Freddy Bienstock.  
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Runtime: Two and one half hours, including one 15-minute intermission.
This production contains footage of extreme racialized violence and instances of racialized and discriminatory language.

Company

Cast (in Order of Appearance)

Tiffany Rachelle Stewart Headshot
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart Headshot

Company

Tiffany Rachelle Stewart

(she/her) Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Off-Broadway: Sugar In Our Wounds, MTC; Pericles, Public Theater; Julius Caesar, TFANA; The Vagina Monologues, Cherry Lane. Regional: The House That Will Not Stand, Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep; The Winter’s Tale, Alley Theatre; Animal Farm; Baltimore Center Stage/Milwaukee Rep; Vera Stark, Alliance; Love’s Labour’s Lost, The African Company Presents…, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mud Row, People’s Light. TV/Film: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Black Rose,” “All My Children,” “Royal Pains,” and Hotel Pennsylvania. Awards include Best Actress in a Drama, NYTVF (“Black Rose”) and Outstanding Ensemble AUDELCO (Sugar In Our Wounds). Education/Training: MFA, Acting, Yale.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Company

Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer Headshot

Company

Carl Palmer

(he/him) A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Coal Country (Goose), Cherry Lane Theatre/Public Theater/Audible; The Skin Game, The Mint Theater. Regional: Alabama Story, The Cake, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Richard III, Shakespeare Theatre Company; To Kill a Mockingbird, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Measure for Measure, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Milwaukee Rep. Film/TV: Just Mercy, Dallas Buyers Club, “Bloodline,” “The Staircase,” “Filthy Rich,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” Synchronic, Killers of the Flower Moon. Education/Training: MFA, Theatre, Cal Arts.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Company

Elena Hurst

Elena Hurst Headshot

Company

Elena Hurst

(she/her) A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: A Grave is Given (co-producer, solo performer), New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival; Summer & Smoke, Classic Stage Company; Andale Raul, Teatro Dallas, International Tour. Film/TV: Payback, Pottersville, Home, My Soul to Take, “Homeland,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Gossip Girl,” “Almost Family,” “Tales of the City.” Training: BA, Radio, TV, Film, University of Texas at Austin; Teatro Dallas, Odin Teatret (Denmark), BGB Studios, Atlantic Acting School.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Company

Francis Jue

Francis Jue Headshot

Company

Francis Jue

(he/him) A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: M. Butterfly, Pacific Overtures, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other favorite credits include Cambodian Rock Band (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk nomination), Signature; Soft Power (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination); Wild Goose Dreams (Obie Award); Kung Fu; Yellow Face (Obie and Lortel Awards, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations); Love’s Labour’s Lost; Coraline; Falsettoland; A Language of Their Own; The Language Archive (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award); King of the Yees (BATCC Award); In the Next Room… (AriZoni Award); Cabaret (BATCC); Red; Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Drama-Logue Award); A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TV: “Joyful Noise,” “Madam Secretary,” “New Amsterdam,” “Hightown,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order: SVU.”  

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Company

Wesley T. Jones

Wesley T. Jones Headshot

Company

Wesley T. Jones

(he/him) A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Education, 59E59. Regional: brownsville song (b-side for tray), Florida Studio Theatre. TV: “Chicago PD,” “Bull,” “When They See Us,” “Seven Seconds.” Education/Training: Wesley T. Jones is a Detroit native actor who first got the “theater bug”  in the Performing Arts magnet program at Cass Technical High School. From there he would go on to Carnegie Mellon University’s Acting Conservatory Program where he would earn his BFA in Drama.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Additional Staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Elizabeth Yvette Ramirez

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Assistant Stage Manager

Elizabeth Yvette Ramirez

(she/they) A.R.T.: Macbeth In Stride. Regional: Julius Caesar, Hanover Theatre Repertory; Crossing Borders Festival, Two River Theater; Vanity FairA Christmas CarolJourney to the West, Central Square Theater; KeypingLonely Planetand Statements After an Arrest…, New Repertory Theatre; King Lear, Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Three MusketeersThe Salonnieres, and Being Earnest, Greater Boston Stage Company; Caroline or Change, Moonbox Productions; The Music ManAnything Goes, Reagle Music Theatre.

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Assistant Director

Jasmine Brooks

Assistant Director

Jasmine Brooks

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Truth or Consequences, Fresh Ink Theatre; The Bluest Eye (Assistant Director, Elliot Norton Award Winner), Huntington Theatre Company; BLKS (Assistant Director, Elliot Norton Award Winner), SpeakEasy Stage; Wolf Play (Assistant Director), Vietgone (Assistant Director), Company One Theatre. Education: BFA, Theatre Arts, Boston University.

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Stage Management Consultant

Charles M. Turner III

Stage Management Consultant

Charles M. Turner III

A.R.T.: Debut; Broadway: Death of a Salesman, The Skin Of Our Teeth, The Parisian Woman, Hand to God, The Heidi Chronicles, The Performers, Golda’s Balcony and Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center, Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature, Encores!, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic, The Public, Vineyard, Ars Nova, Soho Rep, CSC, Second Stage, MET, Cherry Lane, NYTW. Regional: Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Paper Mill, NYSAF, Wadsworth Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, A.C.T., SSC, City Theatre, Cal Shakes, Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Actors’ Equity Association member

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Associate Scenic Designer

Jungah Han

Associate Costume Designer

Herin Kaputkin

Assistant Costume Designer

Ricky Laurie

Associate Lighting Designer

Nic Vincent

Associate Projection Designer

Daniel Vatsky

Assistant Projections Content Editor

Jacqueline Reed

Projections Engineer

Dan Carr

Projections Programmer

Dylan Uremovich

Producer for Anna Deavere Smith

Daniel Rattner

Assistant to Anna Deavere Smith

Kristen Kelso

Production Assistant

Rosie Hartunian Alumbaugh

COVID-19 Safety Manager

Athéna-Gwendolyn Baptiste

Special Thanks

Jackie SJ Kim
Ju Yon Kim, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Tracy K. Smith
Melissa D’Anello, Tova Wang
Footage featured in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 courtesy of:
ABC7 Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Archives – Office of the City Clerk
The CONUS Archive
Rodney King Beating Video ©1991 by George Holliday, U.S. Copyright Registration No. PA0000518451/1991-05-15
Global ImageWorks, LLC.
LPE360. All rights reserved. Used under license.
NBC News Archives Offline via GETTY Images
Timothy Goldman
Global Scenic Services
Drew Bachrach
Pond5 www.pond5.com
Storyblocks

Actors’ Equity Association 1913The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

SDCThe Director of this production is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

IATSE IA United Scenic Artists Local USA 829United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

List of Scenes

PROLOGUE

“Hand Fishin’”
Angela King, Rodney King’s Aunt
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“A Broken Heart”
Ted Briseno, Los Angeles Police Department Officer, Accused of Beating Rodney King
Carl Palmer

ACT ONE

HISTORIES/ENEMIES

“My Enemy”
Rudy Salas, Sr., Sculptor and Painter
Elena Hurst
“These Curious People”
Stanley K. Sheinbaum, Former President, Los Angeles Police Commission
Carl Palmer
“Buffer Zone Minority”
Elaine Kim, Author/Professor
Francis Jue

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE:
THE STORY OF LATASHA HARLINS

“36 Feet”
Charles Lloyd, Attorney for Soon Ja Du
Wesley T. Jones
“Sitting Here Today”
Gina Rae AKA Queen Malkah, Community Activist
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Lies Still”
Charles Lloyd, Attorney for Soon Ja Du
Wesley T. Jones
“Good Housewife and Mother”
Jay Woong Yahng, Liquor Store Owner
Francis Jue
“Any Where Any Day”
Gina Rae AKA Queen Malkah, Community Activist
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Asking Which One Is Where”
Jay Woong Yahng, Liquor Store Owner
Francis Jue
“Push”
Elaine Kim, Author/Professor
Francis Jue
“Enemy”
Jay Woong Yahng, Liquor Store Owner
Francis Jue
“No Justice No Peace”
Gina Rae AKA Queen Malkah, Community Activist
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart

THE STORY OF RODNEY KING

“Indelible Substance”
Josie Morales, Clerk Typist, City of Los Angeles, Witness to Rodney King Beating
Elena Hurst
“Control Holds”
Sergeant Charles Duke, Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, LAPD, Use of Force Expert Witness for the Defense, Simi Valley and Federal Trials
Francis Jue

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA V. LAURENCE M. POWELL, TIMOTHY E. WIND, THEODORE J. BRISENO, AND STACEY C. KOON
VERDICT – APRIL 29, 1992

“Your Heads in Shame”
Anonymous Man, Juror in Simi Valley Trial
Carl Palmer

ROCKED

“Cracked”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Safe and Sound in Beverly Hills”
Elaine Young, Real Estate Agent
Elena Hurst
“Fine Fabric”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Safe and Sound in Beverly Hills”
Elaine Young, Real Estate Agent
Elena Hurst
“The Core”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Kerner Commission Report”
Maxine Waters, Congresswoman, 29th District
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“A ’41 Cadillac”
Anonymous University of Southern California Student
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Where Ya Goin’?”
Stanley K. Sheinbaum, Former President, Los Angeles Police Commission
Carl Palmer
“It’s Awful Hard to Break Away”
Daryl Gates, Former Chief of Los Angeles Police Department
Carl Palmer
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny Wesley T. Jones
“Pep Boys”
Katie Miller, Bookkeeper and Accountant
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Bunk Beds”
Octavio Sandoval, Young Teenager
Elena Hurst
“I. Magnin”
Katie Miller, Bookkeeper and Accountant
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Channel 2, 4…”
Federico Sandoval, Octavio’s Slightly Older Brother
Elena Hurst
“Whole Other Time”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“A Well Armed Ridge”
Charlton Heston, Movie Star, Former President National Rifle Association of America
Wesley T. Jones
“Caesar Salad”
Anonymous Talent Agent
Carl Palmer
“Pa Chew”
Richard Kim, Appliance Store Owner
Francis Jue
“Movie”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Sleeping Under Our Bridges”
Maxine Waters, Congresswoman, 29th District
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Poverty Riot”
Héctor Tobar, Author, Former Los Angeles Times Journalist
Elena Hurst
“Whirlwind”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Solidarity”
Héctor Tobar, Author, Former Los Angeles Times Journalist
Elena Hurst
“Three Things”
Elaine Kim, Author/Professor
Francis Jue
“That State That’s Free of Pain”
Héctor Tobar, Former Los Angeles Times Journalist
Elena Hurst
“The Beverly Hills Hotel”
Elaine Young, Real Estate Agent
Elena Hurst
“Rage”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Absorb a Little Guilt”
Anonymous Talent Agent
Carl Palmer
“I’m Afraid Not”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Beirut”
Shelby Coffey III, Editor, Los Angeles Times
Carl Palmer
“Make My Mark”
Keith Watson, Former Marine, Co‑Assailant of Reginald Denny
Wesley T. Jones
“Roar”
Jessye Norman, Opera Singer
Francis Jue

ACT TWO

LOSSES

“Chekhov/Coltrane”
Cornel West, Scholar
Entire Company
“To Look Like Girls from Little”
Elvira Evers, General Worker and Cashier, Canteen Corporation
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Kinda Lonely”
Walter Park, Compton Business Man
Francis Jue
“How Things Used to Be”
Chris Oh, Medical Student, Stepson to Walter Park, Son to Mrs. June Park
Francis Jue
“And in My Heart for Him”
Mrs. June Park, Wife of Walter Park
Elena Hurst
“Execution Style”
Chris Oh, Medical Student, Stepson to Walter Park, Son to Mrs. June Park
Francis Jue

THE STORY OF REGINALD DENNY AND THE L.A. FOUR PLUS ONE

“War Zone”
Judith Tur, Sales Rep/Office Manager, L.A. News Service
Elena Hurst
“A Weird Common Thread in Our Lives”
Reginald Denny, Semi-Truck Driver, Victim
Carl Palmer
“No Justice, No Peace/My Room”
Paul Parker, Chairperson, Free the L.A. Four Plus One Defense Committee
Wesley T. Jones
“Here’s a Nobody”
Angela King, Rodney King’s Aunt
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Not Their Hero Anymore”
Ted Briseno, Los Angeles Police Department Officer, Accused of Beating Rodney King
Carl Palmer

A DINNER PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED

“The Table”
Alice Waters, Chef, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA
Elena Hurst
“Seven Names”
Jin Ho Lee, Shop Owner
Francis Jue
“Roots”
Paul Parker, Chairperson, Free the L.A. Four Plus One Defense Committee
Wesley T. Jones
“Bad”
Elaine Brown, Former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Seven Hundred Million Dollars”
Paul Parker, Chairperson, Free the L.A. Four Plus One Defense Committee
Wesley T. Jones
“Saddam Hussein”
Elaine Brown, Former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Acted in a Way that Was Just”
Paul Parker, Chairperson, Free the L.A. Four Plus One Defense Committee
Wesley T. Jones
“Martin, Malcolm, and the Black Panther Party”
Elaine Brown, Former Chairwoman of the Black Panther Party
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
“Against Your Will”
Bill Bradley, Former Senator, D‑New Jersey
Carl Palmer
“Collar”
Rev. Tom Choi, Pastor, Los Angeles Korean United Methodist Church
Francis Jue
“Upstream/Downstream”
Alice Waters, Chef, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA
Elena Hurst
“A Total Contradiction”
Bill Bradley, Former Senator, D‑New Jersey
Carl Palmer
“Roots”
Alice Waters, Chef, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA
Elena Hurst
“In-between”
Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard Professor
Elena Hurst
“Justice”
Paul Parker, Chairperson, Free the L.A. Four Plus One Defense Committee
Wesley T. Jones

JUSTICE

“Verdict on America”
President George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States of America
“AA Meeting”
Maria, Juror #7, Federal Trial
Entire Company
“Swallowing the Bitterness”
Mrs. Young-Soon Han, Former Liquor Store Owner
Francis Jue
“Black Suffering”
Héctor Tobar, Former Los Angeles Times Journalist
Elena Hurst

TWILIGHT

“Limbo”
Twilight Bey, Organizer, Gang Truce
Wesley T. Jones

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