Sugar in Our Wounds

Name: New York City Center/ Stage II
Address: 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Details
First performance date: June 5, 2018
Opening date: June 19, 2018
Closing date: July 15, 2018
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love’s exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history. Directing is Saheem Ali (Kill Move Paradise).
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Manhattan Theatre Club Producer
Barry Grove Executive Producer
Lynne Meadow Artistic Director
Stephen M. Kaus Associate Artistic Producer
Donja R. Love Playwright
Michael Thurber Original Music
Saheem Ali Director
Darrell Grand Moultrie Movement
Dave Anzuelo Fight Director
Arnulfo Maldonado Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite1 Costume Designer
Jason Lyons Lighting Designer
Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair/Make-Up
Dedalus Wainwright Assistant Set Designer
Sonia Alvarez Assistant Costume Designer
Catherine Clark Assistant Lighting Designer
Evan Cook Assistant Sound Designer
Lindsey Sag General Manager
Katie Andrew Company Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Jereme Kyle Lewis Production Stage Manager
Erin McCoy Stage Manager
Joshua Helman Director of Production
Dolores Jones Wardrobe
Plato Seto Production Assistant
Nancy Piccione Casting
Nicole Van Denburg Casting
Ben Furey Dialect Coach

1Credited as Dede Ayite.

Actor Role
Stephanie Berry Aunt Mama
Sheldon Best James
Fern Cozine Isabel
Mykal Kilgore Voice of The Tree
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart Mattie
Chinaza Uche Henry
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Lighting Design Jason Lyons Lighting Designer
2 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Set Design Arnulfo Maldonado Set Designer
3 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Sound Design Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer
4 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Director/Dramatic Production Saheem Ali Director
5 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Donja R. Love Playwright
6 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Ensemble Performance Manhattan Theatre Club Producer
7 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Best Play Manhattan Theatre Club Producer