Playwright Jordan E. Cooper is set to perform in the world premiere of his work Ain't No Mo' at The Public Theater Off-Broadway in March. Cooper will star as Peaches in the new play, about a great exodus of Black Americans out of a country plagued with injustice.
“Jordan Cooper is a meteor of a writer, young and brilliant and astonishingly imaginative,” said Public Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “We are thrilled to give this astonishing artist to the world.”
Following an initial run in the Public Studio last year, Ain't No Mo' makes its official Off-Broadway debut in a production directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. Performances will begin March 12 ahead of a March 27 opening.
Rounding out the cast are Marchánt Davis (Black History Museum), Fedna Jacquet (Gloria: A Life), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Bull in a China Shop, Ain’t No Mo’ at Public Studio), Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Seussical), and Simone Recasner (Ain’t No Mo’ at Public Studio). Hermon Whaley Jr. (Romeo and Juliet) will be the standby for Peaches and will perform Sunday matinees.
The new play features scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Adam Honoré, sound design by Emily Auciello, and hair, wig, and make-up design by Cookie Jordan.