LEO K. THEATRE
A Play with Original Songs
by Tanya Barfield
Directed by Leigh Silverman
February 1 – March 4, 2007
...a play of psychological power and haunting
beauty that plumbs difficult issues of racial identity
and assimilation with a sense of confidence and sophistication
uncommon in a relatively young playwright.
— Seattle Weekly
|Scenic Designer||Narelle Sissons|
|Costume Designer||Toni-Leslie James|
|Lighting Designer||Mary Louise Geiger|
|Sound Designer||Ken Travis|
|Dialect Coach||Deborah Hecht|
(in alphabetical order)
|Lewis||Reg E. Cathey|
|Rex, Simon, Jesse||Hubert Point-Du Jour|
|Stage Manager||JR Welden|
The Actors and Stage Managers in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Directed by Leigh Silverman, who also oversaw the play in New York, Blue Door is elevated to something just shy of divine by the combined performances of Cathey and Hubert Point-Du Jour–an absolute dynamo of an actor who plays all three of the ancestral ghosts come to take Lewis to task. These two fine actors invest their characters with a depth of feeling that is at once ponderous and playful. They perfectly embody the play's intellectual concerns, making it both timely and universal. — Seattle Weekly
Leo K. Season Sponsor:
The Chisholm Foundation
Washington State Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
presented the New York Premiere of Blue Door in the
fall of 2006.
It was commissioned by Playwrights Horizons with funds provided by
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Commissioning Program.
Blue Door was first produced by South Coast Repertory.
A workshop of Blue Door was presented by New York Stage and Film,
and The Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College.
Blue Door was developed, in part, with the assistance of the
Sundance Institute Theatre Laboratory.