Production History

Blue Door
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

Artistic Team
Scenic Designer   Narelle Sissons
Costume Designer   Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer   Mary Louise Geiger
Sound Designer   Ken Travis
Composer   Daryl Waters
Dialect Coach   Deborah Hecht
The Cast
(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:

Title Sponsor:

Producing Partners:
The Chisholm Foundation
Washington State Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts

Playwrights Horizons 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.