Celebrating the annual West Indian Parade, best friends/sistas-from-another-mista Danisha and Kalisa-Ann try to unplug from the corporate world to enjoy their traditions of elaborate Mas costumes, beef patties, rum punch, and more! But a big surprise will change their lives and friendship in the best way possible. Playwright Fedna Jacquet says “these women represent the multiple layers that create who we are.”
Meet the Cast & Creatives
Shannon Lamb (she/her) made her Huntington debut in Common Ground Revisited. Selected theatre credits: Letters to Kamala (WAM), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (UMASS Theater), It Happened in Little Rock, Because of Winn Dixie (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Temptation in Pendemoniun (Cherry Lane Theatre), NYC (world premiere); Building The Wall at Academy of Music (rolling world premiere); Jar the Floor, Gee’s Bend, Mary Poppins, and The Full Monty at Arkansas Repertory Theatre; Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, and Annie at Murray’s Dinner Playhouse.
Full-time director/writer/actor Fedna Jacquet was born in Boston to Haitian parents. She is a 2021-2022 Inaugural Still I Rise Documentary Fellow, a 2020-2022 National Black Theatre Playwright in Residence, 2019-2022 Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow, and a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting.
John ADEkoje’s awards include being a national award winner of The Kennedy Center’s ACTF Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award for the play Street Hawker; as well as a recipient of The Roxbury International Film Festival’s Emerging local Filmmaker award for the documentary “Street Soldiers”, which also showed at the Pan African Film Festival in Cannes, France, and The World Film Festival-Montreal, as well as the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta.
Aubrey Dube‘s previous design credits include The Bluest Eye (The Huntington), Trayf, Good (New Rep), Vinegar Tom, Monster, Serious Money, Pentecost (PTP/NYC); Big Love, The Imaginary Invalid, In the Next Room, and Man of La Mancha (Middlebury College)
Julie Beaulieu’s previous sound design and engineering credits include Devil on Your Shoulder (SD), Flora the Red Menace (SD), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (A1), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (A1), Everybody (SD), Spring Awakening (SD).