It’s 1957 in New York City, and Wiletta Mayer—an African American actor in rehearsal for a new Broadway play—doesn’t intend to cause trouble. But this time, the writer has gone too far, and, well, Wiletta rebels against one more stereotypical role in a “well-meaning race play.” The stakes are high, but this satire of backstage drama and racial tropes will make you both laugh and stop to think.
Scenic Designer—Jo Winiarski
Costume Designer—Myrna Colley-Lee
Lighting Designer—William Kirkham
Sound Designer/Original Music Composer—Melanie Chen Cole
Dramaturg—Ashley M. Thomas
Voice and Text Coach—Amani Dorn
Fight and Intimacy Director—Caitlyn Herzlinger
Stage Manager—Sarah Goshman†
Scene: A Broadway Theatre in New York City; fall of 1957
There will be one intermission.
Wiletta Mayer—Yvette Monique Clark†
John Nevins—Maurice-Aimé Green
Millie Davis—Cherita Armstrong†
Judy Sears—Bailey Blaise
Sheldon Forrester—Antonio TJ Johnson†
Al Manners—Rex Young†
Eddie Fenton—Jeremy Thompson
Bill O’Wray—Chris Mixon†
Kendall Cafaro—Judy Sears; Andrew Fehrenbacher—Bill O’Wray; Derek Charles Livingston—Sheldon Forrester; Philip Orazio—Henry/Al Manners; André Spathelf-Sanders—John Nevins; Lisa Strum†—Wiletta Mayer/Millie Davis; Braedon Young—Eddie Fenton
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.
†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 scenery, costume, sound, and lighting designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE. LOGO
Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
Trouble in Mind addresses difficult issues of racism and identity but is family friendly and suitable for all audiences.
Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes (subject to change)