The Flea kicks off its 2018–2019 programming, titled the Color Brave season, with the world premiere of Geraldine Inoa's new drama Scraps, about four black friends who struggle to recover after their friend is shot by a white police officer. Inoa is the inaugural recipient of The Shonda Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission.
Scraps will play in The Flea's Siggy theatre August 15–September 24. Directed by artistic director Niegel Smith, the play looks at how a victim's loved ones struggle to cope in the wake of a racist police shooting.
The play was a finalist for the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, and a semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.
Scraps will officially open August 30.
The cast of the world premiere is made up of Kieron J. Anthony, Andrew Baldwin, Alana Raquel Bowers, Bryn Carter, Ure Egbuho, Christopher Garofalo, Roland Lane, Michael Oloyede, Tanyamaria, and Camille Upshaw.
The creative team includes Ao Li (set designer), Andy Jean (costume designer), Kate McGee (lighting designer), Megan Deets Culley (sound designer), Michael G. Chin (violence choreographer), Dina Vovsi (assistant director), Danielle Clark (assistant costume designer), Taylor Poer (stage manager) and Chloé Hayat (assistant to the playwright).
Inoa is an L.A.-based playwright currently working on The Walking Dead. She is an alumnus of The Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group, and has had work developed at Atlantic Theater Company and the Labyrinth Theater Company. Scraps marks her professional playwriting debut.
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