Smart People

Name: Second Stage Theatre
Address: 307 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: January 27, 2016
Opening date: February 11, 2016
Closing date: March 6, 2016
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
The quest for love, achievement and identity is universal, but what role does race play in the story of our lives? On the eve of Obama’s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics in this provocative and funny new play by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly), helmed by Kenny Leon (The Wiz), the Tony Award®-winning director of the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Second Stage Theatre Producer
Carole Rothman Artistic Director
Casey Reitz Executive Director
Lydia R. Diamond Playwright
Zane Mark Original Music
Kenny Leon Director
Ioana Alfonso Assistant Director
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Paul Tazewell Costume Designer
Jason Lyons Lighting Designer
Nevin Steinberg Sound Designer
Zachary Borovay1 Projection Designer
Jungah Han Assistant Set Designer
Angela M. Kahler Associate Costume Designer
Jeremy Cunningham Assistant Lighting Designer
Mark Van Hare Assistant Sound Designer
Daniel Vatsky Assistant Projection Designer
Polk & Co. Press Representative
Cambra Overend Production Stage Manager
Sara J. Grady Stage Manager
Jeff Wild Production Manager
Steve Rosenberg2 Technical Director
Susan Barras Prop Master
Samantha Guinan Wardrobe
Caparelliotis Casting Casting
Walker International Communications Group Consultant

1Credited as Zachary G. Borovay.
2Credited as Steven Rosenberg.

Actor Role
Mahershala Ali Jackson
Joshua Jackson Brian
Anne Son Ginny
Tessa Thompson Valerie
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Lydia R. Diamond Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actor Mahershala Ali Actor
3 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actress Tessa Thompson Actor
4 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Dramatic Production of the Year Second Stage Theatre Producer
      Lydia R. Diamond Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2016 Hewes Design Award, Notable Effects Zachary Borovay Projection Designer