Theatreworks
American Prom

American Prom

a new play by Idris Goodwin, directed by Lisa Marie Rollins

January 24–February 10, 2019

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

The performance runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

In a small, middle-American town called Principal, Jimmy T. Jr. wants to take his best friend Kia B. to prom. But it’s complicated—Jimmy is white and Kia is black, and Principal has been holding racially segregated proms for decades (not that they have a race problem). In this contemporary coming of age story, filled with music and magic, rhymes and beats, Jimmy and Kia work to hold fast to their friendship. With a little help from a musical superstar, they both fight to envision a different future for themselves and their town.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the world premiere of a new work commissioned by Theatreworks from award-winning playwright, rapper, essayist, and poet Idris Goodwin. Idris is one of most dynamic and innovative playwrights in the country, and his works cover the most pressing issues facing our life and local community today.

Cast

  • Mark AutryJimmy Trammel
  • Ilasiea GrayKia Bradford
  • Marisa Dannielle HebertRegina Bradford/Pearl/Townspeople
  • Dustin BronsonJimmy Trammel Sr./Townspeople
  • Tre'Vonne BellIz Icon/Townspeople

Artistic Team

  • Lisa Marie RollinsDirector
  • Olivia LangleyStudent Assistant Director
  • Lawrence E. Moten IIIScenic Designer
  • Mike WoodLighting Designer
  • Robert "RJ" JacksonComposition/Sound Designer
  • Sarah Sheppard ShaverCostume Designer
  • Steve BaglioProperties Designer
  • Kristen WickersheimStage Manager
  • Ivy HarrisAssistant Stage Manager
  • Gilbert Noel, Jr.Dramaturg
  • Mady PritchardDramaturg

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Logo for All Colorado Beer Festival
  • Logo for Colorado Creative Industries
  • Logo for National Endowment for the Arts
  • Logo for El Pomar Foundation
  • Logo for The Gazette
  • Logo for Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation
  • Logo for Judy and Craig Carnick
  • Logo for The Shubert Foundation
  • Bob Johnson Memorial Fund
  • Kathy Loo & Jim Raughton
  • Ed & Mary Osborne
  • Joyce R. Carlson
  • The Kraemer Family Endowment at the Kraemer Family Library