Ensemble Studio Theatre & Radio Drama Network present
written by Brittany K. Allen
directed by Mikhaela Mahony*
playing April 15 through May 10
In Brittany K. Allen's new comedy, Meg and Drew are a young interracial couple, very much in love and moving in together. But when Meg’s Uncle Stevie sets out to chart his ancestry online, he unwittingly discovers that Meg’s family was owned by Drew’s in the antebellum South. Surprise! Love and politics collide, and time bounces between the past and the present while Meg and Drew are forced to confront themselves, and their families, in a dark new light.
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About the Artists:
BRITTANY K. ALLEN (Playright) is a Brooklyn-based writer and actor. Her plays include Redwood (Upcoming productions: Portland Center Stage, The Jungle), The Late Greats, and Happy Happy Joy Joy, among others. Her work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre, and acknowledged on the Kilroys List (2017) and in The Mix (2018). She is currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons, and Manhattan Theatre Club/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Brittany’s a member of the emerging writers group at the Public Theatre, and the Obie Award winning EST/Youngblood. She was a 2017 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow at the Lark.
Recent acting credits include Diane Paulus and Emily Mann’s off-Broadway production of Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth Theatre), New Saloon’s Minor Character (Invisible Dog; New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Ensemble) and The Place We Built (The Flea).
MIKHAELA MAHONY* (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director of theatre, opera and film. She has developed work with New York City Opera, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Youngblood, The Syndicate, F*it Club, City Lyric Opera, and the Collaborative Arts Ensemble; as well as The Juilliard School, the Chautauqua Institution, the Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University. At the Ensemble Studio Theatre, she is a frequent collaborator with the playwrights of EST/Youngblood, and directed Abby Rosebrock’s Dido of Idaho in 2018. Over the past season, she directed Alanna Coby’s Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium, Tamara Geisler’s multi-media workshop on the life of artist-activist Tina Modotti, Ted Rosenthal’s new jazz opera Dear Erich, Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and The Fantasticks. Her debut as a film director, Summer, was an official selection at the Buffalo International Film Festival, Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, and FilmColumbia in Chatham, NY. She assistant directed Daniel Fish on Oklahoma! at St. Ann’s Warehouse and on Broadway, and Anne Bogart on Poul Ruder’s The Handmaid’s Tale at Boston Lyric Opera. She is a proud member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and a volunteer at the 52nd Street Project. BA from Barnard College, MFA from Columbia University.
*Denotes EST Member Artist