Downtown Race Riot

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: November 14, 2017
Opening date: November 26, 2017
Closing date: December 23, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men – all white except one – descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s Downtown Race Riot takes us back to this day, in the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon (Chloë Sevigny), a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The New Group Producer
Scott Elliott Artistic Director
Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Playwright
Scott Elliott Director
Marie Masters Assistant Director
UnkleDave's Fight-House Fight Director
Derek McLane Set Designer
Clint Ramos Costume Designer
Yael Lubetzky Lighting Designer
M.L. Dogg Sound Designer
Erika Hemminger Assistant Set Designer
Alice Tavener Associate Costume Designer
Victoria Bain Assistant Lighting Designer
Sam Kusnetz Assistant Sound Designer
Kevin Condardo General Manager
Rebecca Crigler Company Manager
Bridget Klapinski Press Representative
Valerie A. Peterson Production Stage Manager
Nicole Iovino Assistant Stage Manager
Felicia Hall Production Manager
David "Butch" Foley Technical Director
Matthew Frew Prop Master
Judy Henderson1 Casting
Nick Peciaro Associate Casting Director

1Credited as Judy Henderson, CSA.

Actor Role
Cristian DeMeo Tommy-Sick
David Levi Jimmy "Pnut" Shannon
Moise Morancy Marcel "Massive" Baptiste
Josh Pais Bob Gilman
Sadie Scott Joyce Shannon
Chloe Sevigny Mary Shannon
Daniel Sovich Jay 114