Black Odyssey

Name: East 13th Street/CSC Theatre
Address: 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: February 9, 2023
Opening date: February 26, 2023
Closing date: March 26, 2023
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Marcus Gardley blends classic mythology, African-American history, and modern theatricality to create the poetic Black Odyssey. This vibrant reimagining of the Odysseus saga is set in modern-day Harlem, telling the epic tale of Ulysses Lincoln, a soldier facing the most daunting of voyages to reunite with his family. While fate may seem in control of Ulysses' destiny, his ancestors and their buried history will help guide his journey home.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Classic Stage Company Producer
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts1 Original Producer
Marcus Gardley Playwright
Stevie Walker-Webb Director
PJ Johnnie Jr. Assistant Director
Aquila Kikora Franklin Choreographer
David Goldstein Set Designer
Kindall Almond Costume Designer
Adam Honoré Lighting Designer
UptownWorks Sound Designer
Jakob W. Plummer Production Stage Manager
TaTyana Smith Assistant Stage Manager
Alexander Wylie Properties Supervisor
Molly Holm2 Music Direction
Linda Tillery Music Direction
Victor Vazquez Casting
X Casting Casting

1Black Odyssey was originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre Company, a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
2Co-music Direction.

Actor Role
James T. Alfred Deus
Tẹmídayọ Amay Benevolence
Jimonn Cole Paw Sidin
Harriett D. Foy Aunt Tee
Marcus Gladney Jr. Malachai Lincoln
Sean Boyce Johnson Ulysses Lincoln
Adrienne C. Moore Alsendra Sabine
Lance Coadie Williams Artez Sabine
D. Woods Nella P. Lincoln
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Kindall Almond Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Sound Design UptownWorks Sound Designer
3 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Marcus Gardley Playwright
4 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actor in a Play Jimonn Cole Actor
5 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actress in a Play Harriett D. Foy Actor
6 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Featured Actress in a Play Adrienne C. Moore Actor
7 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Musical Director Linda Tillery Music Direction
8 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Best Play Classic Stage Company Producer
9 NOMINATED 2023 AUDELCO Award, Director of a Play Stevie Walker-Webb Director
10 NOMINATED 2023 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Adaptation Marcus Gardley Playwright
11 NOMINATED 2023 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Kindall Almond Costume Designer
12 NOMINATED 2023 Hewes Design Award, Lighting Design Adam Honoré Lighting Designer