Matriarchy Theatre & Teatro Espejo present “Quantum” by Tara Moses
Fri Nov 04 2022 at 08:00 pm to Sun Nov 20 2022 at 10:00 pm
The Wilkerson Theater | Sacramento, CA
About this Event
“Quantum” by Tara Moses
Directed by Nicole C. Limón
ABOUT THE PLAY: Ivy Johnson was adopted in the fall of 1998 to a Mexican American mother and an African American father. Although it's obvious that she's of color, she has never known where she comes from or her racial background - that is until she sorts through her mail at Thanksgiving. The following weeks come with major discoveries, but they only leave her with more questions. What makes someone Native? A blood quantum mandate demanded by the Federal Government? Culture, language, and pride? What does it mean when your identity is stripped away from you? Rediscovering culture, reclaiming Indigenous identity, and learning what it means to be a Native woman in contemporary America is the road Ivy must travel. Inspired by Tara Moses' maternal grandfather's story. Finalist, National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 2020 and 2021.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Tara Moses (she/her) is a citizen of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Mvskoke, director, award-winning playwright, Artistic Director of Red Eagle Soaring, and co-Founder of Groundwater Arts. As a playwright, some of her completed works include Sections, He’eo’o (Winner of the 2019 Native Storytellers Contest), Quantum (2020 and 2021 Finalist for the National Playwrights Conference), Bound (2019 Native American New Play Festival Winner), the adaptation of Hamlet: El Príncipe de Denmark, Don Juan, Snag, Sugar, and OklaHOME (a 10-minute play,) among others. She is associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; and Dramatists Guild member and is currently a M.F.A. Candidate in Directing at Brown University/Trinity Rep. Learn more about Tara at: https://newplayexchange.org/users/9807/tara-moses or https://www.taramoses.com
IVY JOHNSON: Marceylina Muñoz
CALEB JOHNSON: Vincent Kobelt
MARTINA JOHNSON: Nicole C. Limón
TAMERA LITTLE FEATHER: Jezebel Olivares
SARAH DONNELLY: Jeanne Fernandez
AMANDA DONNELLY: Bethany Wheat
MICHAEL DONNELLY: Greg Kubik-Boyd
DIRECTOR: Nicole C. Limón
STAGE MANAGER: Ike Torres
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Des Silva
COSTUME DESIGN: Alex Martinez
LIGHTING DESIGN: Priscila Rodriguez
SOUND DESIGN: Pano Roditis
HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGN: Christopher Cruz
PROJECTION DESIGN: Nicole C. Limón
SOUND ENGINEERING: Angel Rodriguez
**This is a fully staged workshop production.
Matriarchy Theatre is a new theatre company based in Sacramento, California. Founded by Nicole C. Limón, Matriarchy Theatre aims to center women's voices and stories, with a focus on creating opportunities for women of color in theatre.
Follow Matriarchy Theatre on Instagram @matriarchytheatre and Teatro Espejo @teatroespejo
Venue Information: Accessible venue, Parking lot and street parking, Designated handicap parking spots available in the venue courtyard, Gender inclusive restrooms on premises, Concessions (drinks/snacks) available for purchase. Lobby opens 30 minutes prior to start of show.
Where is it happening?The Wilkerson Theater, 1723 25th Street, Sacramento, United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 16.00 to USD 45.00