The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center-The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: October 25, 2016
Opening date: November 13, 2016
Closing date: December 18, 2016
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Erika Mallin Executive Director
James Houghton Founder
Paige Evans Artistic Director
Beth Whitaker Associate Artistic Director
Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright
Lileana Blain-Cruz Director
Candis Jones Assistant Director
Rick Sordelet Fight Director
Raja Feather Kelly Movement
Paul Rubin1 Movement
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Montana Blanco Costume Designer
Yi Zhao Lighting Designer
Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer
Jungah Han Assistant Set Designer
Emily Blumenauer Assistant Costume Designer
Marika Kent Assistant Lighting Designer
Emily Auciello Assistant Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Wig Designer
Hannah Wasileski Projection Designer
Elizabeth Mak Assistant Projection Designer
Joey Moro Assistant Projection Designer
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Terri K. Kohler Production Stage Manager
Ryan Gohsman Assistant Stage Manager
Julia Kulaya Wardrobe
Karyn Casl Casting
Telsey + Company Casting
Jenna Clark Embrey Dramaturg

1Credited as Aerial Effects.

Actor Role
William DeMeritt Voice on Thuh Tee V
Nike Kadri Yes and Greens Black-Eyed Peas Cornbread
Patrena Murray Ham
Reynaldo Piniella And Bigger and Bigger and Bigger
Julian Rozzell Old Man River Jordan
Roslyn Ruff Black Woman with Fried Drumstick
Mirirai Sithole Prunes and Prisms
David Ryan Smith Before Columbus
Daniel J. Watts Black Man with Watermelon
Jamar Williams Lots of Grease and Lots of Pork
Amelia Workman Queen-Then-Pharaoh Hatshepsut

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Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Signature Theatre Producer
      Suzan-Lori Parks Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Montana Blanco Costume Designer
3 WON 2017 Obie Award, Direction Lileana Blain-Cruz Director