As we head into our third weekend of BR’ER COTTON performances, it is a truly wonderful feeling to be able to sit back for a precious moment and count our theater blessings.
Once again, the stars aligned and we have chosen and been gifted with a winner. BR’ER COTTON by Tearrance Arvelle Chisolm spoke to us. Our LDTE co-founder and director, Gregg T. Daniel traveled to Dallas to see a production of BR’ER COTTON which is a part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premier Series. It spoke to him, it moved him, it moved us.
Our cast is stellar, as is our crew. We can never do what we do without our great team, and we truly enjoy fostering a fantastic work environment. And that’s because the message we are delivering is important. Yes, we love to perform (all of us, whether on stage delivering lines, backstage sewing a costume, or on the phone selling tickets), however Lower Depth is about more. We have something to say. We have something you need to hear.
With BR’ER COTTON, it is about police shooting black men. It is about Black Lives Matter. It is also about family, being aware of our surroundings as we live our daily lives — whether this issue hits you the minute you walk out the door or not — and having the courage to do something about it.
We’ll see you at Zephyr theater this weekend (remember, shows Friday and Sunday only this weekend) or some time before October 29th. Because we know you’re courageous, too.
ps, IF you want to be seen and heard, we’ll have talk-back sessions after the performances on the following Sunday’s: Oct 8, 15, 22.
Omete AnassiYvonne Huff LeeChristopher CarringtonDane OliverEmmaline JacottJasmine WrightShawn Law
- Directed by Gregg T. Daniel
- Dramaturgy by Miles Jordan
- Casting by Raul Clayton Staggs
- Stage Managed by Jenine MacDonald
- Producer: Racquel Lehrman, Theatre Planners
- Public Relations: Borne Identities
- Costume Designer: Wendell C. Carmichael
- Lighting Designer: Wesley Charles Chew
- Projection Designer: Yee Eun Nam
- Sound Designer: David B. Marling
- Movement Choreographer: Doug Oliphant