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By Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Rebecca Taichman

Set Design by Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design by Dede M. Ayite
Lighting Design by Jen Schriever
Sound Design by Palmer Hefferan
Hair and Wig Design by Cookie Jordan
Prop Design by Noah Mease
Dialect Coach Deborah Hecht
Casting Telsey + Company / Adam Caldwell, CSA, Will Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA


Jocelyn Bioh (Playwright) is a Ghanaian-American writer/performer from New York City. NYC acting credits include: In the Blood, Everybody (Signature, Lortel Nomination), Men On Boats (Playwrights Horizons), An Octoroon (Soho Rep), Neighbors (The Public Theater), and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which won the Tony® Award for Best Play in 2015. Her plays include: 2015 Kilroys’ List selection Nollywood Dreams which was presented in the Spring of 2017 as part of The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, School Girls (Kilroys’ List 2016,) Happiness and Joe (2017,) African Americans (Ruby Prize Finalist 2011) Goddess (book writer) and The Ladykiller’s Love Story, of which she conceived the story and wrote the libretto with music/lyrics by Cee Lo Green. She is a commissioned playwright with MTC and Atlantic Theater Co, is a Resident Playwright at Lincoln Center and is a Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence with MCC Theater for 2017/18. B.A in English/Theatre from The Ohio State University and MFA in Playwriting.

Rebecca Taichman (Director). Broadway: Indecent by Paula Vogel (co-creator; Tony Award®, Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley (Roundabout). Select Off-Bway: Upcoming: This Flat Earth by Lindsey Ferrentino (PH); Rolling Stone by Chris Urch (LCT). Previous: How To Transcend A Happy Marriage and The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); Familiar by Danai Guirira, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (PH); Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (CSC); Orpheus (NYCO); Dark Sisters (MTG/Gotham). Regional includes Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, ART, OSF, McCarter, and Woolly Mammoth. Rebecca is Resident Director at The Roundabout, a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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