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Based on the true story of the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold ensemble drama examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, the crisis in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

September 27 – October 13, 2019
Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Lormarev Jones

View the photos by Areon Mobasher.


Raylynn: Aysia Slade
Deā€™Andre: Myles Moore
Toria: Brynna Rosenberg
Justin: Roman Lawrence
Asha: Jenna Davenport
Colin: Carl Staub
Rylee Davis
Jacqueline Flood
Fara Marin
David Morrison
Marleigh Purgar-McDonald
Chapin Reil

Production Team

Director: Lormarev Jones
Scenic Designer: Kylee Silvas
Lighting Designer: Thomas Matrejek
Costume Designer: Jeremy David Clos
Sound Designer & Composer: Areon Mobasher
Production Manager & Technical Director: Dennis R. Berfield
Assistant Technical Director: Tyler Elrod
Stage Manager: Chris Acevedo


Set Construction Crew: Margo Buchanan, Steve Gerney, Katie Huffman, Matan Marom, John Neeson, Susanna Piwarg, Ben Rinehart, Chris Rinehart, Brian Walter

Thursday Crew: Noel Butzke, Dave Davis, Clay Ferebee, Don Gillett, Gene Harshbarger, Charles Hart, Don Miller

Costume Shop Crew: Jenny Mitchell (Crew Manager), Lauren Brazell, Ann Haigler, Bonita McPherren, Rebecca Nelsen, Jessica Pullen

Light Crew: Peter Orzech (Crew Chief), Margo Buchanan, Kitty Duke, Alyssa Petrone

Sound Crew: Thomas Matrejek (Crew Chief), Allen Butcher, Barbara G. Corbin, Justin Stepney, Ryan Vasoncellos

Dresser Crew: Aliana Ramos (Crew Chief), Meigan Bagwell, Kelsey Beal, Amy Blackwell, Lisa Davenport, Amanda Gonzalez, Katie Huffman, Keith Kenel, Aliana Ramos

House Managers: Morgan Harris (Coordinator), Laurel Drobits, Howard Estes, Claire Huene, Greg Lytle, Joel Schaer

Audition Crew: Marie Berry (Coordinator), Amy Blackwell, Barbara G. Corbin, Catherine Lambe, Elaine Petrone, Heather Shinpaugh

Audio Describers: Emily Catherine, Susi Michelau, Thom Haynes