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Creative Team

Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Director Richard Khan
Choreographer Hope Clarke
Scenic Design Beowolf Boritt
Costume Design Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design Rui Rita
Original Music and Sound Design John Gromada
Projection Design Clint Allen
Fight Direction Rick Sordelet
Dialect and Voice Direction Leigh Wilson Smiley
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant State Manager Kate Kilbane
Production Advisor Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.
Casting Pat McCorkle, CSA; Nicholas Stimler

Cast List Cast (in Order Of Appearance)

Omar Edwards

The Tap Griot

Christopher Wilson

Chet Simpkins

Eric Berryman


Mark Hairston


Dance Captain

Damian Thompson

J. Allen

James Konicek

Captain O’Hurley/Instructor 2

Understudy for Shaw and Reynolds

Matt Bassett

Staff Sergeant/Instructor 1/Barman/Bomber Co-Pilot Shaw/Fight Captain

Understudy for Snopes

Clark Young

Instructor 3/Colonel Snopes/Bomber Pilot Reynolds

Understudy for O’Hurley, Staff Sergeant, Instructor 1, Instructor 2, Barman

Kahlil X. Daniel

Understudy for Oscar, J.Allen, Chet, W.W.

Leo Manzari

Understudy for The Tap Griot