Little Children Dream of God
Face your demons...find your power.
THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD, written by Jeff Augustin and directed by Andre Barron at The Road on Magnolia.
Having braved a perilous journey to escape a violent husband and a volatile political climate in her native Haiti, Sula is determined to find a better life in America for her unborn son. She drifts ashore in Miami on an old rubber tire, eleven months pregnant and desperate not to give birth at sea. For a time she finds shelter in a ramshackle apartment building that houses a lively group of refugees, misfits, and people in need. But when Sula’s husband comes hunting her and the baby, Sula realizes she must banish the demons of her past to create a brighter future.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST
JEFF AUGUSTIN (Playwright) His play The Last Tiger in Haiti premiered in a co-production at La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Rep. Jeff’s plays have also been produced at the Roundabout Theatre Company (Little Children Dream of God) and Actors Theatre of Louisville (Cry Old Kingdom, Humana 2013; That High Lonesome Sound,Humana Apprentice Anthology 2015). His work has been developed at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, American Conservatory Theater, and Seattle Rep. Jeff was the Shank Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons and the inaugural Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout. He is an alumni of the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship; Rita Goldberg Playwright’s Workshop at the Lark; and The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Jeff is currently under commission from Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. BA: Boston College, MFA: UCSD.
ANDRE BARRON (Director) is an award-winning resident director at The Road Theatre Company. Most recently he directed the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Edward Albee’s The Play About The Baby, the West Coast Premiere of Broken Fences by Steven Simoncic (Stage Raw Recommended Top Ten), the international tour of iTed E by ventriloquist/comedian David Strassman for Puppetronics Inc. At The Road - LA Premiere The Other Place by Sharr White (Broadway World Nominee - Best Director, Critic's Choice LA Times & LA Weekly Go!) LA Premiere Things Being What They Are by Wendy MacLeod (Stage Raw Top 10). Summer Playwrights Festival: After Us The Savage God, Boy Friends, Mid-Century Modern and Missed Connections. Last year, Andre directed The Fourth Estate by Colin Mitchell, a fundraiser with Edward Asner and Ed Begley Jr. Other acclaimed productions: West Coast Premiere Dreams Of The Washer King by Christopher Wall (LA Weekly Go!) & LA Premiere The Ice-Breaker by David Rambo, Rosen's Son by Joe Pintauro (Critic's Choice LA Times), Bedside Companion, A Death In Bethany at Theatre 40. World Premiere Fernando Richardson's Treacherous Brain by Monica Trasandes (Critic's Choice Backstage West & LA Weekly Go!) at The Open Fist, Some Of My Parts by Dari Lallou Mackenzie for United Solo Theatre Fest at Theatre Row in NYC.
LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD will feature (in alphabetical order): Jonathan Bangs, Blaire Chandler, Jonathan Nichols, Latarsha Rose, Jaquita Ta'le, Sedale Threatt, Jr. and Hari Williams.
The Design Team for LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD is as follows: Set Design by Sarah B. Brown; Lighting Design by Derrick McDaniel; Sound Design by Matthew Richter; Costume Design by Michele Young; Projection Design by Yee Eun Nam. LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD is produced by Carlyle King and Taylor Gilbert.
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