In his will, George Washington included an order to free his enslaved people upon his wife’s death. Christmas Eve, 1800: George Washington is dead, Martha is battling a wicked fever, and those who have been held in bondage at Mount Vernon wait for the end to come, and the promised hour of liberation. As the night goes on, Martha moves through a fever dream of dizzying theatricality, exploring the hideous and enduring ramifications of America’s original sin. Taylor Reynolds directs.

By James Ijames
Directed By Taylor Reynolds

Costume Designer Hahnji Jang+
Dramaturg Martine Green-Rogers
Intimacy Director Teniece Divya Johnson
Lighting Designer Reza Behjat+
Properties Designer Joshua Yocom
Hair Design Nikiya Mathis
Production Stage Manager Janelle Caso*
Stage Manager Roxana Khan*
Sound Designer Twi McCallum+

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.
**Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
^Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program.


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THE CAST

William Tyler Fauntleroy*
Doll Cyndii Johnson*
Sucky Boy Ralph Adriel Johnson*
Priscilla Claudia Logan*
Ann Dandridge Britney Simpson*
Davy Brandon St. Clair*
Martha Washington Nance Williamson*

 


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Developed at the PlayPenn New Play Conference.