Name: New York City Center-Stage I
Address: 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Details
First performance date: January 21, 2009
Opening date: February 10, 2009
Closing date: September 6, 2009
View Larger Size

2009 Lucille Lortel Award Nomination
Outstanding Director, Kate Whoriskey

2009 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations
1.Outstanding Actress in a Play, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
2. Outstanding Lighting Design, Peter Kaczorowski
3. Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Russell G. Jones
4. Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Condola Rashad

2009 Drama League Award Nominations
1. Distinguished Production of a Play
2. Distinguished Performance, Saidah Arrika Ekulona

2009 Henry Hewes Design Award Nominations
1. Scenic Design, Derek McLane
2. Costume Design, Paul Tazewell

2009 Joe A. Callaway Award Finalist
Direction, Kate Whoriskey

2009 Drama Desk Award Nominations
1. Outstanding Actress in a Play, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
2. Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Condola Rashad
3. Outstanding Director of a Play, Kate Whoriskey

2009 Audelco Award Nominations
1. Director of a Dramatic Production, Kate Whoriskey
2. Supporting Actress, Condola Rashad
3. Sound Design, Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen

2008-2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist
Lynn Nottage

2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Lynn Nottage

2009 Lucille Lortel Awards
1. Outstanding Play
2. Outstanding Lead Actress, Saidah Arrika Ekulona

2009 Outer Critics Circle Award
Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play

2009 ITBA Award
Best Off-Broadway Play

2009 Artios Award
New York Theatre-Drama, Nancy Piccione

2009 Drama Critics Circle Award
Best Play

2009 Obie Awards
1. Best New American Play, Lynn Nottage
2. Performance, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
3. Performance, Quincy Tyler Bernstine
4. Performance, Russell G. Jones

2009 Drama Desk Awards
1. Outstanding Play
2. Outstanding Music in a Play, Dominic Kanza

2009 Theatre World Award
Condola Rashad

2009 Clarence Derwent Award
Quincy Tyler Bernstine

2009 Audelco Award
1. Dramatic Production of the Year
2. Lead Actress, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
3. Supporting Actor, Russell G. Jones
4. Supporting Actress, Quincy Tyler Bernstine
5. Costume Design, Paul Tazewell
6. Set Design, Derek McLane
7. August Wilson Playwriting Award, Lynn Nottage

2010 Horton Foote Prize
Outstanding New American Play, Lynn Nottage

2009 Hull-Warriner Award
Lynn Nottage
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Manhattan Theatre Club Producer
Barry Grove Executive Producer
Goodman Theatre Co-Producer
Lynne Meadow Artistic Director
Mandy Greenfield Associate Artistic Director
Lynn Nottage Playwright
Lynn Nottage Lyricist
Dominic Kanza Original Music
Kate Whoriskey Director
Randy Duncan Movement
Derek McLane Set Designer
Paul Tazewell Costume Designer
Peter Kaczorowski Lighting Designer
Michael Bodeen Sound Designer
Rob Milburn Sound Designer
Shoko Kambara Assistant Set Designer
Valerie Marcus Ramshur Assistant Costume Designer
Jake DeGroot Assistant Lighting Designer
Charles LaPointe Wig Designer
Florie Seery General Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Donald Fried Production Stage Manager
Alison DeSantis Stage Manager
Kurt Gardner Production Manager
Simon Shabantu Kashama Guitar
Adam Belcuore Casting
Nancy Piccione Casting
Charlotte Fleck Dialect Coach

Actor Role
Quincy Tyler Bernstine Salima
Cherise Boothe Josephine
Chris Chalk Jerome Kisembe / Soldier
Saidah Arrika Ekulona Mama Nadi
William Jackson Harper Simon / Soldier / Miner / Aid Worker
Chike Johnson Fortune / Soldier / Miner
Russell G. Jones Christian
Kevin Mambo Commander Osembenga / Soldier
Tom Mardirosian Mr. Harari
Ron McBee Pascal / Soldier
Condola Rashad Sophie
Axel Avin Jr. Commander Osembenga / Simon / Soldiers UNDERSTUDY
Byron Bronson Mr. Harari / Jerome Kisembe / Aid Worker / Soldier UNDERSTUDY
Victoire Charles Josephine / Mama Nadi / Salima / Sophie UNDERSTUDY
Carl Cofield Christian / Fortune / Soldier / Miner UNDERSTUDY
Replacement Credits

Actor Role
Portia Mama Nadi