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BLACKADEMICS

By Idris Goodwin


West Coast Premiere at Crowded Fire

Scenic: Mikiko Uesugi
Lighting: Stephanie Buchner
Sound: Hannah Birch Carl
Costumes: Maggi Yule
Hair: Amy Bobeda
Props: Devon LaBelle


“Director Mina Morita lets everyone have just enough leash to make the most of the material but not quite enough to go overboard and spoil the whole thing (which would be easy to do). It’s a smart mix.”

—Edge Media


“…its gradually, bracingly revealed mysteries and realities provide not only an appetizing introduction to the work of a very promising young playwright but an auspicious debut for the Fire’s new artistic director, former Berkeley Rep artistic associate Mina Morita.”

—SF Chronicle

“The play is forcefully and musically acted; it is well-staged and directed by Mina Morita, the new artistic director of Crowded Fire Theater; and it bubbles over with fun and fire with lots of laughter at the ridiculous and real situation, and at ourselves.”

—TheatreStorm


photos by Pak Han