directed by Nathan A. Lilly
in collaboration with Project 1 Voice
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018
7:30 PM | ARENA THEATRE
Set in 1898, the lives of a small group of African American women change as they leave the oppressive South for the West. Their hope and determination to survive in a harsh and unforgiving region are tested as they build new lives for themselves and their families. Flyin' West is a powerful look at the African American woman pioneer as it explores the universal themes of determination, feminism, pride and freedom.
Nina Domingue* as Sophie Washington
Colleen Longshaw* as Fannie Dove
Katrice Headd as Minnie Dove Charles
Sherrie Tolliver as Miss Leah
Ananias J. Dixon as Wil Parrish
Joshua McElroy as Frank Charles
Treva Offutt reading Stage Directions
Stage Manager | Mia Jones
(denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association.)
This play contains mature themes, brief violence and strong language.
Project 1 Voice is a not-for-profit performing arts service organization, based in New York City, dedicated to the promotion and support of Black theater and playwrights.
Flyin’ West will be performed at multiple venues across the county on this day.
Flyin’ West is made possible by special permission granted by Dramatists Play Service.
$15 General Admission