The production is part of the 17th annual Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP), an annual after-school initiative which pairs the middle-school students with Yale School of Drama mentors, designers, and directors. During the month of June, the students work one-on-one with their mentors and learn about theater and playwriting through interactive games and writing exercises.
The staff of D/EP 2012 includes Merlin Huff and Melissa Zimmerman (co-producing directors); Jack Tamburri, YSD ’13 and Dustin Willis, YSD Directing ’14 (directors); Rachel Gordon Smallwood (scenic designer); Nikki Delhomme (costume designer); Benjamin Ehrenreich (lighting designer); Keri Klick (sound designer); Sonja Thorson (production stage manager); Brian Smallwood (technical director); and Maree Barbara Tan-Tiongco (assistant technical director). Mentors include Jabari Brisport, YSD ’14 (Yale Presidential Public Service Fellow); Ceci Fernandez; Sophie von Haselberg, YSD ’14; Mary Laws; Dan O’Brien, YSD ’14; Emily Reilly, YSD ’13; and Jon Wemette.
The program on Friday features Revor by Saran Toure; Chaotic Friendship Duo by Paris Ransom; What Are We? by Saschin Choy; and The Kings of Friends by Nikolaos Constantopoulous.
On Saturday the following plays will be performed: Helping out Cheat by RaQuan Jones; Little Big Foot by Ashley Chapman; Trust Me When Feeling Down by Daneel Morrison; and No Such Thing As Perfect by Kiyesha Smith.