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BY KIMBER LEE
DIRECTED BY ERIC TING

On the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre
A co-production with Philadelphia Theatre Company
March 25 - April 19, 2015

Tray's little sister wants him to be a good brother.

His teachers want him to be a good student.

His coach wants him to be a good boxer.

His grandma wants him to be a good man.

It seems like everyone has a story
they want to tell about Tray.

It seems like everyone has a story
they 
want to tell about Brownsville.

Tray's going to tell his own story.

“Lee offers a drama with writing so intimate that it bestows her story with the power to unlock hearts and have audiences more fully and seriously consider the lives at stake today amid the violence in America.” - Louisville Courier-Journal

 

Watch video of brownsville song

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lena
Catrina Ganey

Tray
Curtiss Cook Jr.

Devine
Kaatje Welsh 

Merrell
Sung Yun Cho

Junior/ Brooklyn College Student
Anthony Martinez-Briggs

READ CAST BIOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
Set Designer – Scott Bradley
Costume Designer – Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer – Russell H. Champa
Sound Designer – Ryan Rumery
Production Stage Manager – Kathy Snyder

 


 

Join us for a series of FREE events  
at every branch in the New Haven Free Public Library system. Each discussion, movie or lecture will connect to the themes of Long Wharf Theatre’s production of brownsville song: b-side for tray by Kimber Lee, Directed by Eric Ting. 

 

Saturday 2/28/15   2:00PM
MITCHELL BRANCH, 37 Harrison St.
Is NonViolence a Choice?
Join us for a scene from the play and a  conversation with Joe Brummer on peace and personal power. 
Joe Brummer is a trainer, mediator, speaker, and facilitator.  He has been studying ahimsa (nonviolence) through mediation, Nonviolent Communication, and restorative practices for the last ten years as his personal response to being the survivor of two serious violent crimes. He has worked with youth and adults in a multitude of settings from peer mediation in schools to state employees to corporate fortune 500 companies.

Saturday 3/14/15   2:00PM
IVES MAIN BRANCH, 133 Elm St.
Brownsville Black and White
Documentary viewing followed by a moderated discussion on the film and how it relates to New Haven. This poignant and powerful documentary explores the complex history of interracial cooperation, urban change, and social conflict in Brownsville, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from the 1930s to the 2000s. A case study of the tragedy of urban American race relations, the film recounts the transformation of Brownsville from a poor but racially harmonious area made up largely of Jews and blacks to a community made up almost entirely of people of color.

Wednesday 3/18/15   6:00pm
STETSON BRANCH, 200 Dixwell Ave.
“A Dream Deferred…”
Join us for a reading of a scene from brownsville song  and a community conversation led by Clifton Graves on inner-city youth and their dreams 
and desires.

... and Stay tuned for more information on events at WILSON BRANCH on 3/7/15 and FAIR HAVEN BRANCH on 3/28/15!

To download a PDF list of these events, click here.

 

Sponsored by


 


 

This project is supported in part by an award from


50TH SEASON COMMUNITY PARTNER

Community Foundation of Greater New Haven


 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTION SPONSOR
Ruby Melton & Gail McAvay

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR
Leonardo H. Suzio

2014-15 MEDIA SPONSOR