As part of our Sokoloff Fellowship at Town Stages, Hyeyoung Kim and I are doing two mini-workshop presentations of our new musical Days of Rage on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm and Thursday, October 18th at 4pm at Town Stages in Tribeca.
Days of Rage has book and music by Hyeyoung Kim and lyrics and additional material by Shoshana Greenberg.
This workshop is directed by Jaclyn Biskup (assistant director of Straight White Men on Broadway) and choreographed by Glenn Giron (Ragtime National Tour). Music direction is by Hyeyoung Kim. It also features sound design by Sun Hee Kil (Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, Bernhardt/Hamlet), projection design by Hyunsoo Woo, and lighting design by Ethan Olsen. Casting is by Eisenberg/Beans Casting.
Days of Rage is inspired by the activities of The Weathermen/Weather Underground Organization and The Black Panther Party in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It tells the story of Jean Avery, who leads the militant protest group The Weathermen after her brother leaves for Vietnam, and Fred Hayward, the leader of the Chicago chapter of The Black Panther Party, who tries to keep his fellow Party members from descending into violence. As Fred and Jean’s paths intertwine, they grow closer and apart in a turbulent time of war, civil rights, and rage. You can listen to some of the music here.
The cast includes Shanice Williams (Dorothy in The Wiz Live on NBC) Alex Joseph Grayson (A Bronx Tale), Taylor Pearlstein, Zachary Schanne, Ian Ward, Keith White, Michael Mahany, Aaron Ramey, Forest van Dyke, Amelia DeMilo, Glenn Devar, Samantha Duval, Jarred Bedgood, Avery Royal, and Corinne Scott.
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