This year, one of our new Co-Artistic directors, Suzanne Beal, wanted to present a series on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. We had already programmed Dominique Morrisseau’s play Sunset Baby for the spring and had been offered the opportunity to present Catherine Filloux’s Selma 65 in the winter. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to present a staged reading in the fall of Jacqueline E. Lawton’s Noms de Guerre. Ms Lawton is someone we have been interested in working with for some time and have been looking for the right project—and the right time! The play fits beautifully in our vision of examining the legacy of racial inequality in this country. We are also looking forward to working with some new partners – director Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zoe, actors Nora Achrati, Lolita Clayton, Natalie Graves Tucker and James J. Johnson and welcoming back Dawn Ursula and Jon Hudson Odom. Most significantly, we are thrilled to have the playwright present to experience her words and to share her process with our audience of students, faculty, and community members.
Rep Stage, a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 22nd season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatre, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as professional DC Metro area theatre company and is eligible to be nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards. Performances are made possible by Howard Arts Council, Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the Stage of Maryland and National Endowment of the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions. Rep Stage is proud to be a partner of Howard County Tourism and promotion. Rep Stage’s Artistic Leadership is helmed by Co-Producing Artistic Directors Suzanne Beal and Joseph Ritsch.