New works development organization Live & In Color presents Days of Re-Creation, a seven-part series of short plays written to be performed virtually, September 10 at 7 PM ET.
The contemporary re-imagining of the Book of Genesis, inspired by current events, features 3 Karens (Light and Dark) by Tony winner BD Wong (M. Butterfly), The Strong Friend, and Company (Sky and Water) by Masi Asare (The Family Resemblance), SoilMates (Land and Plants) by SEVAN (Public Theater, NYTW), To the Stars, With Love (Planets and Stars) by Nandita Shenoy (Rage Play), The Nerd (Fish and Birds) by Lauren Yee (Cambodian Rock Band), S.C.R.I (Land Animals and Humans) by AriDy Nox (Resident Playwright Power Street Theatre), and La Egoista (Rest) by Erlina Ortiz (Project Tiresias).
The acting ensemble includes Sherz Aletaha (Disaster!), Anastasia Barzee (Urinetown), Jonathan Burke (The Inheritance), Kimberly Chatterjee (Life Sucks), Cindy Cheung (Lady in the Water), Marc delaCruz (Hamilton), Angel Desai (Company), Jared Dixon (Hamilton), Linedy Genao (On Your Feet!), Kai Heath (Much Ado About Nothing), Kennedy Kanagawa (Lolita, My Love), Lacretta (Disaster!), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Brandi Porter (A Bronx Tale), Gabriela Cristina Rivera (54 Below), Sushma Saha (Interstate), SEVAN (Bunty Berman Presents), Jason Veasey (The Lion King), C. Kelly Wright (The Great Mac Daddy), and Sunny the cat.
Directors are Andréa Burns (In the Heights), Dennis Corsi (The Commedia Cinderella), Tiffany Nichole Greene (Hamilton), Devanand Janki (Zanna Don’t!), Alan Muraoka (Sesame Street), and Aneesh Sheth (Jessica Jones).
The production staff includes stage manager Ernie Fimbres, musical supervisor and composer Ricky Romany, and streaming director and editor Hudson Flynn.
“I am in complete awe of how this completely diverse team of, six directors, seven playwrights, 19 actors, and one cat, have come together so quickly to create something truly unique and completely innovative,” said L&IC Founder and Artistic Director Devanand Janki in an earlier statement. “These are seven very special plays, born from our common experiences during this unprecedented time.
“None of us know how the performing arts will look after this pandemic is over,” Janki continued. “In the meantime, I think it is essential that theatres across this country start to come together in collaboration in order to survive this. This beautiful kaleidoscope of stories is Live & In Color’s gift to the artistic community at large. My hope is that it inspires us all to keep creating… and re-creating.”
For more information visit TheatreinColor.org.
(Updated September 10, 2020)