In the Red and Brown Water

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Part of the Brother/Sister Plays
Oya’s ascent into adulthood is charted with In The Red And Brown Water. She experiences young love, heartbreak, and the loneliness of the world around her. Heavily influenced by Lorca’s Yerma and the Yoruba stories, the piece is set in present day San Pere, Louisiana.

Cast Requirements

5 men
5 women


Kendeda Award (2007)

Production and Development History

Produced: Public Theater, NY (2009); McCarter Theatre (2009); Carlotta Festival, Yale School of Drama (May 2006); Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA production (February 2008).
Readings: New Work Now! reading, Public Theater, New York, NY, directed by Tina Landau (2006); In-Festival reading, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, directed by Kent Gash (2007).