Creative Team

CHIKA KABA MA’ATUNDE

Music Director BACK Music Director Chika Kaba Ma’atunde, formally Carlton Leake, was an adroit student of Dr. Lulah Hedgeman (PBUH) and Prof. Merle Gartrell (PBUH). Chika began his professional career at 14 when he played bass for Erma Clanton’s theatrical production An Evening of Soul. During his career, he assumed the role of an actor/singer, …

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Patdro Harris

DIRECTOR BACK Patdro Harris (Director/Broadway Choreographer/Writer) is nationally and internationally recognized and respected by colleagues, critics, and fans. The Washington Post hails him as a “superb choreographer”. The New York Times applauds his artistry as “praiseworthy”. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution enthusiastically commends his work as “dynamic … brilliant…solid season after season”. And the Houston Chronicle says …

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Regina Taylor

CREATIVE TEAM BACK Playwright Regina Taylor is the author of OO-BLA-DEE, which received its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in 1999 and later transferred to the La Jolla Playhouse. In April 2000, OO-BLA-DEE received the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award. Ms. Taylor’s other projects include CROWNS, which premiered at McCarter Theatre in their …

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Šejla Kamerić

ARTIST BACK Bosnian Girl, 2003 Public project: posters, billboards, magazine ads, postcards Black-and-white photograph Dimensions variable Graffiti written by an unknown Dutch soldier on a wall of the army barracks in Potocari, Srebrenica, 1994/95. Royal Netherlands Army troops, as part of the UN Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 -95, were responsible for …

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TEA ALAGIĆ

DIRECTOR BACK Tea is an internationally-acclaimed, multilingual director. Based in NYC, her credits include off-Broadway, regional and international productions of both traditional theater and devised work. She holds a BFA in acting from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and an MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama, where she received the Julian …

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Emma Stanton

PLAYWRIGHT BACK Emma Stanton is a Chicago and New York playwright. Her work has been developed and produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Walkabout Theater, Red Tape Theatre, Oracle Theatre, Luna Stage, Portland Playhouse, Dixon Place, New Dramatists, and the 2017 and 2018 Great Plains Theater Conference. Honors: 2018 Premier Stages Festival (Finalist), 2017 …

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Will Eno

PLAYWRIGHT BACK Will Eno is a Residency Five Fellow of the Signature Theatre, which presented Title and Deed in 2012, and The Open House, in 2014. His play, Wakey, Wakey, premiered there in 2017. The Realistic Joneses appeared on Broadway in 2014, where it won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best Play …

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