The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: August 29, 2017
Opening date: September 17, 2017
Closing date: October 8, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Produced together for the first time, The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood explode our ideas of love, society, sex, and power with wit and fearlessness. In these modern day remixes of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlet Letter, Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks conjures two distinct interpretations of Hester, Western literature’s most famous adulteress. In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the men who love her, in this play hailed by The New York Times as "…a work of art." You will leaved thrilled, even comforted by its mastery.” Hester turns to former lovers, friends, and the institutions meant to support her, only to be spurned by them all with devastating consequences, in this new production directed by Obie Award-winner Sarah Benson (An Octoroon).
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Beth Whitaker Associate Artistic Director
Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright
Sarah Benson Director
Garrett Allen Assistant Director
Evvie Allison Assistant Choreographer
J. David Brimmer Fight Director
Dan O'Driscoll Assistant Fight Director
Louisa Thompson Set Designer
Montana Blanco Costume Designer
Yi Zhao Lighting Designer
Matt Tierney Sound Designer
Samuel Vawter Associate Set Designer
Kristen Robinson Assistant Set Designer
Machel Ross Assistant Costume Designer
Elizabeth Mak Associate Lighting Designer
AJ Surasky Associate Sound Designer
Steve Cuiffo Illusions
Gilbert Medina General Manager
Terri K. Kohler Production Stage Manager
Hillary Pfeffer Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Ziemer Director of Production
Jenna Clark Embrey Dramaturg
Caparelliotis Casting Casting

Actor Role
Jocelyn Bioh The Welfare Lady / Bully
Michael Braun Chilli / Jabber
Russell G. Jones Reverend D. / Baby
Ana Reeder Amiga Gringa / Beauty
Saycon Sengbloh Hester, La Negrita
Frank Wood The Doctor / Trouble
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Signature Theatre Producer
      Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright
2 WON 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Scenic Design Louisa Thompson Set Designer
3 NOMINATED 2018 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play Signature Theatre Producer
4 NOMINATED 2018 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Jocelyn Bioh Actor
5 NOMINATED 2018 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design of a Play Louisa Thompson Set Designer
6 NOMINATED 2018 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Louisa Thompson Set Designer