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Red Clay

2010 Festival

Director
Jerry Dixon

Music Director
Aron Accurso

Cast
Chauncey Allen Bellamy, J. Bernard Calloway, Michael Genet, Ben Harney, William Jackson Harper, Marcie Henderson, Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Herndon Lackey, Kenita Miller and C. Kelly Wright


Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 4
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Preferred Ensemble Size: 8
Total Cast Size: 14
Orchestra Breakdown:

Piano, bass, drums

Synopsis

Set in the six months leading up to Rosa Parks’ historic ride on a Montgomery bus, Red Clay uses a new jazz and gospel-infused score to tell the story of the ordinary Americans who changed this nation in extraordinary ways.

Development History

Red Clay was the recipient of the 2009 Richard Rodgers Award and received a co-produced workshop with Queens Theatre in the Park and Playwrights Horizons in the fall of that year. It will have a staged reading this August as part of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s New Works Festival.