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By George Stevens Jr.

September 14 - October 8, 2022
Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre
Sponsored by
Dominion Energy

Meet Thurgood Marshall: Lawyer. Civil rights activist. The first African American Supreme Court justice. In this acclaimed one-man play, you witness Marshall transform from a young and spirited dissenter to a pensive and wise justice. From his early days as a civil rights lawyer to his years on the highest court in the land, Thurgood Marshall stood for justice while lifting the standing of his race, and of all Americans.

Artistic Staff

Director—Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Scenic Coordinator—Richard Girtain
Costume Coordinator—Jeffrey Lieder
Lighting Designer—Jaymi Lee Smith
Sound/Projections Designer—Chandler Oppenheimer
Stage Manager—Carolyn Fast


Thurgood Marshall—Derek Charles Livingston

Scene: Howard University Law School; 1991
The play is performed without intermission.

†Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

The director is working on contract with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. 

The lighting designer is represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE. 

Permission for quotation from Let America Be America by Langston Hughes from the Estate of Langston Hughes.

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


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Study Guide
Content Advisory

Thurgood contains some racial slurs and discussion of violence and a small amount of adult language; however, it is suitable for all audiences.


Approximately 95 minutes (subject to change)

Artwork by Cully Long.
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