Category Archives: Having Our Say

Women Lead the Way for HAVING OUR SAY

As far as we know, this is the first time that Long Wharf has an all female cast, design, and production team. How did you choose the team for Having Our Say? Jade King Carroll All of the designers are designers I worked with about two years ago at Two Rivers on Trouble In Mind…. Continue reading →

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How Emily Mann Inspired Jade King Carroll

LWT: Can you talk more about the relationship that you have with playwright Emily Mann? Jade King Carroll: I have a show running at her theatre right now. (The Piano Lesson.) I can’t remember meeting her. My father collaborated with her on a musical called Betsy Brown during the first decade of my life. I… Continue reading →

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Jade King Carroll’s Special Connection to HAVING OUR SAY

You have a particularly personal connection Having Our Say. What can you tell us about your history with this play? My father wrote the original music to the original production at the McCarter Theatre as well as when it transferred to Broadway. So I was able to be with him during tech week during some… Continue reading →

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A Timeline of the Delany Sisters’ Lives

1889 Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany is born on September 18th. Benjamin Harrison is the 23rd President of the United States. ∙ It has been 24 years since the end of the Civil War. ∙ There are 42 states in the Union. 1891 Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany is born on September 3rd. Streetcars in the South… Continue reading →

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18 Influential People from the Delany Sisters’ Story

The lives of Sadie and Bessie Delany spanned the entirety of the 20th century. When they tell the story of their lives in Having Our Say more than a few famous names pop up along the way. Here are 18 of the historical people the sisters mention we thought you might want to brush up… Continue reading →

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Emily Mann on HAVING OUR SAY Today

In 2009 adapter and director Emily Mann remounted her extremely successful play Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years as part of her twentieth anniversary season at McCarter Theatre Center. Her original production 15 years earlier, which had transferred to Broadway from McCarter, had existed at a time in which the sisters themselves were… Continue reading →

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Emily Mann on the Delany Sisters

Q: As part of your research for this production, you had a wonderful opportunity to meet with the Delany sisters. How did they come across to you? A: I guess when I first met them what was most striking was I had never met anyone quite so old, and they were ancient women. But after… Continue reading →

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Emily Mann on Adapting HAVING OUR SAY

Q: The book of HAVING OUR SAY is filled with wonderful anecdotes and stories about the Delany sisters’ lives. Did you find it difficult to pick and choose which sections you would include in the stage version? A: It was a very painful process. When I first started, it must have been about five or… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre announces titles in its 2015-16 season

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, announces four titles in its 2015-16 season. Subscriptions are currently on sale, and can be purchased by calling 203-787-4282. Single tickets will go on sale August 1, 2015. The season will begin in October with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama… Continue reading →

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