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BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
Remy Bumppo at Theatre Wit
Written by: Pearl Cleage
Directed by: Mikael Burke
Scenery: Lauren M. Nichols
Costume Designer: Gregory Graham
Lighting Designer: Becca Jeffords
Stage Manager: Jean E. Compton
Dramaturg: Martine Kei Green-Rogers
Assistant Stage Manager: Anna Vu
Dialect and Vocal Designer: Shadana Patterson
Wig Designer: Ray Sanchez
Sound Designer: Peter Clare
Properties Design: Sam Paulson/ Sam Lancaster
Production Manager: Addoris Davis (they/she)
Technical Director: Manuel Ortiz (he/him)
Scenic Charge Artist: Emily Altman
"Mikael Burke’s clever direction on an amazing set designed by Lauren M. Nichols, gives you the feeling that you are in an apartment building with stairs and a hall and neighbors who are friends, of sorts."
-Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago
"Technically this production shines. For this production, scenic designer Lauren M. Nichols has created a lovely, believable two-flat apartment, along with the walkway and steps in front. "
-Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre and Concert Reviews
"The production design is truly remarkable. Lauren Nichols’ depiction of a Harlem tenement complete with fire escape and two apartments on each floor, encapsulates the essence of tight-knit living in New York City. The meticulous attention to interior details provides valuable insight into the lives of its occupants."
-Wesley David, Buzz Center Stage
"Director Mikael Burke paces Cleage’s story tight utilizing Scenic Designer Lauren Nichols’ cleverly layered set. Her build-out allows Burke to orchestrate intrigue in the seamless comings and goings at two apartments."
-Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh
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