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Play in She Persists at Pillsbury House & Theatre, March 13th-24th by Casey Llewellyn

Sara Richardson, Ashawnti Ford, Nora Montañez Patterson & Audrey Park, cast of  She Persists: An All-Woman Take on the Political Divide  at Pillsbury House & Theatre. Photo by Rich Ryan.

Sara Richardson, Ashawnti Ford, Nora Montañez Patterson & Audrey Park, cast of She Persists: An All-Woman Take on the Political Divide at Pillsbury House & Theatre. Photo by Rich Ryan.

I was commissioned by one of my favorite Minneapolis theaters, Pillsbury House & Theatre, to write a short play for She Persists: An All-Woman Take on the Political Divide, along with co-Jerome fellow Philana Imade Omorotionmwan and great writers, Cristina Florencia Castro, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis & Aameera Siddiqui.

I wrote a play called The Team about the heartbreak of failed solidarity among women and how progressive white women must transform ourselves to move into the future we want. You know just a light electoral politics play featuring Elizabeth Warren.

The plays are directed by Noël Raymond with music by Queen Drea. The cast (pictured above) is also amazing!

From Pillsbury House & Theatre:

She Persists is a fresh take on the conversation that began with the popular 2017 production, The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation and continued with 2018’s The Great Divide: Plays on the Politics of TruthFeaturing an all-woman cast, production team and playwright cohortShe Persists: The Great Divide III is a powerful, intersectional look at the place where womanhood and politics collide.”

Come see the plays! They will be up at Pillsbury House & Theatre Wednesday the 13th-24th. Tickets are pay-what-you-can $5-25!

O, Earth Cast Announced! by Casey Llewellyn

We're cast! OMG! These people are SO beautiful.

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Cast of O, Earth from left to right: Moe Angelos (Ellen Degeneres), Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Stage Manager), Martin Moran (Thornton Wilder), Kristen Sieh (Emily), Tommy Heleringer (Duncan), Jess Barbagallo (George), Emily Davis (Portia De Rossi), Cecilia Gentili (Sylvia Rivera), and Mizz June (Marsha P. Johnson). And Ato Blankson-Wood was out of town when this picture was taken, but he's playing Spencer.

I'm so in love with these amazing artists! 

The Creative Team and Crew are also amazing! Dustin Wills is directing, Kate Attwell and The Foundry Theatre are everything, Adam Rigg is designing the set, Montana Blanco is designing the costumes, Barbara Samuels is designing the lights, Raphael Mishler is designing the props and Janie Bullard is designing the sound! Amanda Feldman is the Line Producer, Jeff Drucker is the Production Manager, Nicole Marconi is the Production Stage Manager and Andrea Berkey is the Assistant Stage Manager!

Summer Nights on Jupiter, Saturday, September 26th by Casey Llewellyn

Next Saturday at 8pm, I'm reading along with many other great readers, musicians, and performers in the beautiful garden, Le Petit Versailles, in my favorite summer reading series curated by Stephen Boyer, Summer Nights on Jupiter. It's free! Here's the link to the fbook event page. 

Other artists performing (get excited!):

Jacqueline Mary, Gio BlackPeter, Che Gossett, Phoebe Glick, Sade Martha Mary Murphy, Jasmine Gibson, Kembra Pfahler and possibly more T.B.A. 

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 

8pm

Summer Nights on Jupiter

Le Petit Versailles

346 East Houston St @ Ave C, New York, New York 10009