Citrus
 
Northern Stage, 2020
Written by Celeste Jennings
THE TEAM
Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell
Choreography by Beatrice Capote
Scenic Design by MeJah Balams 
Costume Design by Celeste Jennings
Lighting Design by Kathy A. Perkins +
Sound Design by Sadah Espii Proctor
Hair & Wig Design by Cherelle Guyton
Assistant Costume Designer: Hannah Haile
Associate Hair & Wig Designer: Nicole Alvarez
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Lexi Warden
Production Stage Manager: Brian R. Sekinger
1st Assistant Stage Manager: Kyla Mermejo-Varga
2nd Assistant Stage Manager: Millenah Nascimento
THE CAST
A LADY: Monique St. Cyr *
ANOTHER LADY: Olivia Frances Williams *
THIS LADY: Samantha West
THAT LADY: Aurelia Williams *
OTHER LADY: Nemuna Cessay *
SOME LADY: Lakeisha Coffey *
SOME OTHER LADY: Stella Asa
ONE MORE LADY: Jazmine Stewart *
LAST LADY: Stephanie Everett
 
* Member Actors' Equity Association    + Member USA     ++ Member SDC
BRIAN'S TAKE
 
Being in a rehearsal room of a new work where the writer is present and everyone in the room, including Stage Management, is encouraged to help in the collaboration is extremely rare and a thrill when you can find it. In this world premiere of a new choreopoem things changed significantly every day in rehearsal, including the order of the poems/scenes. The changing structure of the script has potential to lead to confusing conversations with the creative team, but we took meticulous notes on pagination and structure keeping everyone on the same page. This included having multiple columns for page numbers on many documents since the actors and designers were working off very different versions of the script. The sample on the right has a column for the script version the actors started with and another column for the clean draft that was printed going into tech.
Citrus Poem Order